Dr. Jim reveals the features of birth defects called spina bifida.
This 2 minute PowerPoint video reveals the effects of spina bifida and promotes ways the condition can be prevented.
In addition to early prenatal care, Folic acid taken daily when planning pregnancy or at the first signs and symptoms of pregnancy, reduces the risk of babies born with its defects.
Most prenatal vitamins contain 400mcg to 1000mcg of folic acid, which is sufficient to reduce risks.
This is Dr. Jim for Be Healthy! Be Happy! Power your path to happiness. Get prenatal care early. Take prenatal vitamins with folic acid before or as soon as you think you might be pregnant to prevent spina bifida.