The mission of the Spina Bifida Association is to promote the prevention of Spina Bifida and enhance the lives of all affected.

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What is Spina Bifida?

Spina Bifida is the most common permanently disabling birth defect in the United States.

Spina Bifida literally means “split spine.”

Spina Bifida happens when a baby is in the womb and the spinal column does not close all of the way. Every day, about 8 babies born in the United States have Spina Bifida or a similar birth defect of the brain and spine.

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The mission of the Spina Bifida Association is to promote the prevention of Spina Bifida and enhance the lives of all affected.

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