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Mar 5, 2015

Wristbands To Raise Awareness For Spina Bifida

Help Prevent Spina Bifida with Custom Silicone Wristbands

Spread your awareness to prevent Spina Bifida using Spina Bifida Wristbands. Every day, eight babies are born with the birth defect Spina Bifida. Spina Bifida happens when a baby is in the womb and the spinal column does not close all of the way. Spina bifida awareness campaigns are needed to help the public understand the causes of this condition and prevent it when possible.

Spina Bifida Wristbands

Spina Bifida Awareness Month

Spina Bifida Awareness Month is in October, with events happening all over the country. The recognized awareness color for Spina Bifida is yellow. These events present important information that can help people understand, and maybe even prevent, this birth defect. Use Spina Bifida Wristbands to spread awareness among people.

What is Spina Bifida?

According to the Spina Bifida Association, Spina Bifida literally means “split spine.” It is the Spina Bifida is the most common permanently disabling birth defect in the United States. Here are some other important facts about Spina Bifida:

  • No one knows for sure. Scientists believe that genetic and environmental factors act together to cause the condition.
  • There are different types of this condition, each having different treatment options. Most forms of Spina Bifida require surgery.
  • Women can take folic acid to reduce the chances that their baby will have Spina Bifida. The Spina Bifida Association asks women to take a vitamin with 400 mcg (0.4 mg) of folic acid each day during the years of their lives when they are possibly able to have children.
  • With help, children with Spina Bifida can lead full lives. Most do well in school, and many play in sports. Because of today’s medicine, about 90 percent of babies born with Spina Bifida now live to be adults, about 80 percent have normal intelligence and about 75 percent play sports and do other fun activities.
  • The best way to manage Spina Bifida is with a team approach. Members of the team may include neurosurgeons, urologists, orthopedists, physical and occupational therapists, orthotists, psychologists and medical social workers.

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Last modified on: March 28th, 2017