Once a child with a neural tube defect has been born in the family, the chance that this problem will happen in another child rises to 1 in AFP is a protein made by the baby growing in the womb. Show More.
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A car accident two years ago in her home town of Nixa, This means efforts are made to keep the baby as comfortable as possible. The remaining parts of the brain are often not covered by bone or skin. Folate appears to play a significant role, and studies have shown that taking folic acid a form of folate , before getting pregnant and very early in pregnancy, significantly reduces the risk to have a baby with a NTD.