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Spina Bifida Risk Reduction Starts Before Pregnancy

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Spina Bifida Risk Reduction Starts Before Pregnancy

Spina Bifida Awareness Month Spina bifida, which means “split” or “open” spine in Latin, is a birth defect in which a fetus’s spine is not formed correctly during pregnancy.  The spinal cord normally ‘zips’ closed early in pregnancy. If it fails to close anywhere along the spinal cord, the cord and nerves can be damaged/exposed.…

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Video: Fertility and Age

Sometimes popular media gives us the false impression that it’s common and easy for women to have babies into their mid-forties and fifties, but in truth it’s more complicated. That’s why we were so thankful to see singer Sophie B. Hawkins publicly share her fertility struggles and story of delayed motherhood last week.In this video, Ellen…

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