WHAT'S SPINA BIFIDA?

1,427
Babies Born with Spina Bifida Annually

1
In every 2,758 Births

$791,900
Estimated Lifetime Cost of Care

Spina Bifida is a major birth defect in which a developing baby’s spinal cord fails to develop properly or close properly while in the womb.

With good quality medical care, people with spina bifida can reach their full potential. If you have spina bifida, or know someone who does, it’s important to get the facts so that you can make the best possible health care choices.

Learn More from the CDC

Additional Resources:

Types and Treatment Options

Symptoms and Causes

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“Thanks you so much for your support to Chop’s Spina Bifida Program. You’re helping many children with Spina Bifida learn to walk by providing equipment and making their families’ lives easier.”

— CHOP's Spina Bifida Program