EVENTS: Bowling Days
CENTRAL AR: October 18, 2014
TBA: other events with dates and locations will be posted as soon as we receive confirmation.
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Spina bifida is the most common disabler of the newborn child. Seven out of 10,000 births are born with spina bifida. It is a birth defect which results from the failure of the spine to close properly during the first weeks of pregnancy.
Most children are affected by this condition more than muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, and cystic fibrosis combined.
There are over 500 infants, children and adults in the state of Arkansas with spina bifida. Because of the devastating affects of this birth defect upon the individual in his/her family, there is a tremendous need for counsel and support from the medical community, as well as equal support from families/individuals living the life of spina bifida daily.
Every ten days a baby is diagnosis with a neural tube defect (NTD) in Arkansas. The CDC reports that the risks of NTDs can be reduced between 50-75% by taking an adequate intake of folic acid prior to and during pregnancy.
Please click on the "Learn More" button below for information about folic acid and neural tube defects(NTDs)