October is national spina bifida awareness month and as a former member of congress and retired physician i feel an obligation to use my experiences to bring much needed attention to address the. 2 comments disability my life by jonathon hyjek.
This birth defect occurs during the first month of pregnancy when the spinal cord and spine are developing.
Spina bifida month. The goal is to raise awareness of and support for americans living with spina bifida and the community caring for them. To help you celebrate spina bifida awareness month we ve put together some graphics you can use throughout your social media channels. Be sure to use spinabifidaawarenessmonth.
Not a big deal i suppose because apparently october is also breast cancer awareness month autism awareness month down syndrome. October is spina bifida awareness month a time to celebrate the hundreds of thousands of people living with spina bifida. Spina bifida happens in the first few weeks of pregnancy often before a woman knows she s pregnant.
The condition affects more than 160 000 people in. Spina bifida can occur anywhere along the spine and affects both the spinal cord and brain. There are hundreds of thousands of people who have spina bifida and throughout the month of october we celebrate national spina bifida awareness month to raise awareness and support for them.
Every october we share anecdotes from our community that challenge us to raise awareness and support those around us affected by spina bifida. To download any of these graphics to share click the image to download and save to your device. Spina bifida is a birth defect that occurs when the spine backbone does not close properly leaving the spinal cord nerves unprotected.
October is spina bifida awareness month a time to celebrate the hundreds of thousands of people living with spina bifida in the united states. Spina bifida is a birth defect that occurs when the spine and spinal cord don t form properly. October is spina bifida awareness month.
October is spina bifida awareness month a chance to bring to light the most common permanently disabling birth defect in our country. To be as self sufficient as possible if not able to return to work right away. In addition to ndeam october is spina bifida awareness month and world spina bifida day is observed on oct.
Although folic acid is not a guarantee that a woman will have a healthy pregnancy taking folic acid can help reduce a woman s risk of having a pregnancy affected by spina bifida. Maybe i ve been living under a rock all these years but i didn t know that october is spina bifida awareness month. Every october we share community stories that challenge us to raise more awareness and support for those living with spina bifida.