|Statement||by Olwen Nettles.|
|Contributions||Scottish Spina Bifida Association.|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||20|
Spina bifida is a relatively common birth defect in the U.S. The words literally mean "split spine" in Latin. If a baby has the condition, during development, the neural tube (a group of cells. Abnormalities in the shape of the baby’s legs or feet; Spina Bifida Diagnosis. In the more severe cases, Spina Bifida can be diagnosed before the baby’s birth. If the mother has a family history of Spina Bifida, her doctor can do blood tests or an ultrasound to help determine whether the baby will be born with the condition. Right Under My Nose was created to help children with spina bifida understand their condition, discover new ways to enrich their lives and help their parents and caregivers answer many of the tough questions that arise. With a fully interactive story, activities, tips, and a printable version of the whole book, this site is intended to be educational and fun. Spina bifida is the most common of a group of birth defects called neural tube defects. Spina bifida is a defect in the development of the vertebrae, leaving part of the spinal cord exposed. More t people today live with spina bifida, according to the Spina Bifida Association. Scientists aren t sure exactly why people get spina bifida, but they believe it has to do with a combination.
Another book written by a child-author with spina bifida; Born with spina bifida and hydrocephalus, Elijah's story is about his first day in 6th grade (middle school) I haven't read this, but I think it would be interesting when Nick is closer to 6th grade. Books about Disability (not specific to Spina Bifida). There are three types of spina bifida: myelomeningocele, meningocele, and spina bifida occulta. Myelomeningocele. This is the most common and serious type of spina bifida. Spina Bifida: Effects, Risks, Diagnosis, and Prevention. Spina bifida is a neural tube defect that affects approximately 1, pregnancies each gh the occurrences appear to be decreasing, the birth defect occurs in approximately 7 of out ev live births in the United ing to the Spina Bifida Association of America, it is estimated that more t people in. The book goes over specific procedures that are common diagnostic tests for a child with spina bifida and it also is great source of information regarding the physical differences a child with SB may have. It is a "must read" if you love someone with SB! Neurology, urology, orthopaedics and pediatrics are all covered somewhat. Great reference too!Cited by:
The types of spina bifida are: Spina bifida occulta. This is a mild form of spina bifida. The spinal cord and surrounding tissues stay inside the baby. But the lower spine doesn’t form as it should. The child may have a hairy patch, dimple or birthmark over the area of the defect. Or the problem may not have any visible marks. Meningocele. By C. Sainte-Rose As we stand at the dawn of the 21st century, one may ponder the rationale of writing a book on spina bifida. Once commonplace in European countries prior to the era of ultrasonography, this disease became increasingly rare in developed countries as a - sult of improvements in antenatal diagnosis, to the point that we believed it to be d- appearing. About spina bifida. A baby’s spine and brain begin to develop from the neural tube of the embryo during the first month of pregnancy. Spina bifida occurs when the neural tube has a defect and fails to close completely, leaving a gap in the baby’s spine.. This gap can interfere with messages that pass between the body, the nerves within the spine and the brain. There are three types of spina bifida: 1. Spina bifida occulta (hidden) is the commonest and mildest form. With spina bifida occulta there is a tiny gap between the vertebrae of the spine. Most people with spina bifida occulta have no symptoms or very mild symptoms and are not aware that they have it.