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‘We didn’t know they won’t ever walk, even after surgery’ -Nigerian Mums Of Children Born With Spina Bifida Tell Their Sad Experiences 

‘We didn’t know they won’t ever walk, even after surgery’ -Nigerian Mums Of Children Born With Spina Bifida Tell Their Sad Experiences 

Birth defects are a leading cause of death for infants during the first year of life. They are structural or functional abnormalities present at birth that cause physical or mental disability.

In the case of Spina Bifida also called ‘Split Spine’, the defect occurs when the spine and spinal cord don’t form properly. It is a type of neural tube defect that occurs when a baby’s spine and spinal cord do not develop properly in the womb, causing a gap in the spine.

Nigerian mothers whose children live with spina bifida tell PUNCH the challenges of raising children with the birth defect.

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