Spina Bifida: Babies May Do Better With Corrective Surgery Before Birth

When Ryan Albertson was born with an exposed spinal cord, his doctors had devastating news for his parents. "They didn't know if he was going to walk, ever," said Ryan's father, Kelly Albertson. "Most likely blind, brain damage, you name it. They gave me the worst the day he was born." Baby Ryan was diagnosed with spina bifida, a sometimes-debilitating birth defect in which the spine fails to close around the spinal cord during the first months of pregnancy. Many babies born with spina...Full Story
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