New baby

Bridgett - posted on 03/13/2015 ( 4 moms have responded )

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My new husband and I just found out I am expecting I am assuming I am around 4 weeks. I am very nervous because he has a son with spina bifida how does that mean this child also will. I have 2 healthy children myself. I just need some advice I go to the doctor in a week but I am driving myself crazy because I am worried this was not a planned pregnancy... Any body been through this?

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Sarah - posted on 03/13/2015

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Spina bifida does not generally run in families. The key is folic acid, so be sure you never skip that dose. Good Luck

Bridgett - posted on 03/13/2015

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Thank you.... I started as soon as I found out I was pregnant so I hope this will decrease the chances of spina bifida

Sarah - posted on 03/13/2015

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Start taking prenatal vitamins. The folic acid in your prenatal vitamins is a HUGE help in preventing spina bifida. Eat foods that are high in folic acid....orange juice is a good one. Getting that high folic acid really on really helps prevent spina bifida.

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