I have a client who recently delivered a baby that had spnia bifida and no
anus. She says that she believes that the baby was born with spina bifida
because she had taken "ecstacy" on the night the baby was concieved.
It seems to me that spina bifida develops not at conception, but a little
further along the pregnancy. Is this correct? Is "ecstacy" one of the known
causes of spina bifida? It seems to me that she may have just not known
about folic acid, or possibly did not get the pre-natal care she should have
recieved. (she was living in an abusive relationship)
Any clarification of these matters would be very helpful. Thank you.
Spina bifida happens when there is a lack of B vitamins
and minerals in the blood stream which cause the spinal cord
and nerves to not fully develop.
Which is in fact why they have begun fortifying foods
with minerals such as Folic Acid, and it is very important
for any woman of child bearing age to eat healthy and make sure
there foods include plenty of fruits and vegetables, throughout
their child bearing years.
Most damage can and usually does happen in the first month of