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Spina bifida

Spina bifida is a condition that affects the normal development of a baby's spine early in pregnancy. Read about causes, diagnosis and support.

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Neural tube defects

Neural tube defect affects less than one in 1000 pregnancies. There are a number of factors that will increase this risk especially a close family history.

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Pregnancy checkups, screenings and scans

Knowing what check-ups, screenings and scans to have and when to have them during your pregnancy is important information for every pregnant woman.

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Folate and pregnancy

Folate (folic acid) supplements are important for pregnancy as they can help prevent birth defects, including neural tube defects such as spina bifida.

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Pregnancy at weeks 1 to 4

When you conceive, your body’s hormone levels change, but you may not notice any signs that you’re pregnant yet.

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What is a congenital disorder?

Congenital disorder, also known as congenital disease or birth defects, are conditions present from birth. Find out more about congenital disorders.

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Bow legs and knock knees in children

Bow legs and knock knees are a normal part of a child's growth and they usually correct naturally. Find out when to see your doctor.

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Planning for your pregnancy

If you are thinking about pregnancy, visit your doctor for a preconception consult to provide you with expert advice on planning your pregnancy.

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Vitamins and supplements during pregnancy

Folic acid, iodine and vitamin D supplements are recommended during pregnancy. But a healthy diet will provide all the other nutrients that you need.

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Birth differences (congenital anomalies)

Health problems present from birth include any health condition that a baby is born with and are sometimes called birth defects, birth differences or congenital anomalies.

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