Causes of Spina Bifida

The cause of spina bifida is unknown, but a number of factors can increase the risk of a baby developing the condition.

These include:

  • low folic acid intake during pregnancy
  • having a family history of spina bifida
  • medicines – taking certain medicines such as valproic acid (used to prevent seizures) during pregnancy has been linked to an increased risk of having a baby with spina bifida

Read more about the causes of spina bifida.

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