Spina Bifida

Taylor Nickel ---- 2nd Hour

What is Spina Bifida?

Spina Bifida is the most common permanent disabling birth defect in the US. Spina Bifida occurs when the bones of the spine (vertebrae) do not form properly around part of the baby’s spinal cord. It literally means "split spine".

Works Cited.

Liptak, Gregory, ed. "What is Spina Bifida?." Spina Bifida Association. Spina Bifida Association of America, n.d. Web. 4 Nov 2013. <http://www.spinabifidaassociation.org/site/c.evKRI7OXIoJ8H/b.8277225/k.5A79/What_is_Spina_Bifida.htm>.

Piatt, Joesph. "Spina Bifida." Kids Health. Nemours Foundation, n.d. Web. 4 Nov 2013. <http://kidshealth.org/parent/system/ill/spina_bifida.html