A new fetal surgery gives Clara an opportunity to thrive.
Spina bifida is a birth defect where the nerves of the spinal cord are exposed and damaged. Also, the vertebrae by the protruding nerves do not fully form. Myelomeningocele is the most significant form of spina bifida and the kind that most often leads to disabilities. Taking adequate amounts of folic acid during pregnancy significantly reduces the risk of spina bifida. For more information visit the Spina Bifida Association.