- Your baby may be in a breach position because of leg paralysis.
- Your baby may have an enlarged head due to hydrocephalus which could become caught in the birth canal.
- An intact myelomeningocele (sac) could rupture during a vaginal delivery, increasing the possibility of infection.
Bringing Home Baby
Prenatal Diagnosis of Spina Bifida No parent wants to hear that there may be something wrong with their child. If you have been told that your unborn child has spina bifida, you probably have many questions and concerns. Educating yourself about spina bifida will help you to ask the right questions, and more fully understand the diagnosis the doctor is giving you. However, it is also very important to not get so caught up in your child's disability that you forget to take care of you. Remember, you are pregnant and need to look after yourself first. Many doctors will recommend delivering a baby with spina bifida by c-section (caesarean). There are several reasons for this: