Spina Bifida Support Group

Spina bifida describes birth defects caused by an incomplete closure of one or more vertebral arches of the spine, resulting in malformations of the spinal cord. The spinal membranes and spinal cord may protrude through the absence of vertebral arches (called clefts).

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  • caity

    My SB

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    Hi I am Caity I am 20 years old I have Spinabifida Hydrocephalus I have a mace for the bowel  which sometimes gets very hard to handle I get nausea and cant eat properly or when I do i never know if it will go right the doctors always say to increase my dose but sometimes i need double I have self esteem issues due to SB and dont like going out much I have had a tendon transfer on my feet so i...
  • lovelystrength

    Get to know me :)

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    I'm 15 and I have spina bifida, myelomeningocele. I am able to walk, but my biggest issue is my bowel incontinence. I got an ACE surgery due to it, but recently it hasn't been working well. I also have to use a catheter for my bladder. Ive had two back surgeries and one ACE surgery. It's hard for me to find teens my age who understand it, so if you are going through the same problems as me, I...
  • Hello, the love of my life, my daughter is ready to move out. She is 30 and has spina bifida. She uses a wheelchair and needs help with some self care. We live in Cleveland, Ohio. I can't find a lot of options for her. I am 60 now and I want to make sure she is happy and safe in case something happens to me. She also needs her independence so that she can grow. A small group home with  2 or 3...
  • Crazylegs9

    Moving to San Diego

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    I am trying to move to San Diego. Does anyone know of any areas that are more handicapped accessible than others as far as where to live? 
  • natz1991

    Pregnant

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    Hello my name is Natalie I'm 30 weeks pregnant and they have told me my baby has spina bifida I'm just wondering what foods they baby can't and can have and if they can have cow and gate  formula and cows milk 
  • Gabbyforte811

    Hi

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    Hi, my name is Gabby, I am 15 and I have spina bifida and club feet. I can walk because I had surgery to correct my feet. My wish is to possibly find someone maybe my age that I could talk to and connect with. Right now, I don't know anyone who has what I have. Everyone I know are normal and they don't really understand. I just wanna share my feelings with someone who will understand.
  • louiseff

    New

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    I dont have it, none of my kids have it. I was just, in the last 8 months, given the gift of awareness. My 26 yr old daughter married a man with two children. The youngest(4) has this. My new grand-baby, wets herself. The dad and MY daughter get upset when she does this. I need, HONEST, KIND, UNDERSTANDING, feedback! I am willing and wanting to learn! Please! be nice! I am, ignorant on this!  TY
  • sarahlouiseuk

    New here

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    Hi. My name is Sarah and i am 31 years old. I was born with Spina Bifida Occulta and Scoliosis. I enjoy eating out, going to social clubs, going to bingo, listening to music, watching TV or films and using the internet.
  • deleted_user

    Incontinance

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    who is also Both incontinent
  • styfir8

    Protective play...

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    Hi my name is Chris and I'm from Northern  Ireland...My daughter is 2.5 yrs old and was born with spina bifida myelomeningocele with hydrocephalus and chari 2 malformation.She has a firm of scoliosis kyphosis in which the middle of her spine, looking from the side, protrudes outward.This in my opinion needs to be protected when she is playing with her toys either in her bedroom or in the main...
  • xxGill21xx

    Spina bifida

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    Hello, I was born with Spina bifida.
  • jelmerh

    Your personal stories

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    Dear community, We are a group of students researching awareness for Bowel Issues for Spina Bifida patients; Our objective is to identify potential solutions to give those suffering from Spinal Bifida more freedom and ability to manage their lives. To our understanding, bowel problems are a common side effect for which often no adequate solution is found. It is a sensitive and very personal...
  • AGeere

    Leg Weakness

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    has anyone been experiencing leg weakness to the point of falling more often? 
  • storm1485

    Hello to everyone

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    Hi everyone,My name is josh, I'm 24 years old and born with spina bifida. I'm a faith believing christian and put my faith and love in Jesus Christ my Lord who gives me hope and salvation. I enjoy talking on skype and playing games with friends or anyone, working with computers and networks. I also run a garry’s mod server (physics sandbox game) I’m currently in college for IT and Cyber...
  • molly.storms

    alone

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    my name is molly and i am an adult living with spina bifida my problems really are'nt that bad but i don't have good support system and I am feeling lost I have been working as a cashier for the last few years and it has become harder and harder for me but i can't quit because I need the insurance I have tryed to find other employment but have not found anything yet dose any one have any advice