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Spina Bifida



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A mother discusses her experience of having one of her twins diagnosed with Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus.

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The views expressed in this podcast are for information purposes only. The material is in no way intended to replace professional medical care or attention by a qualified practitioner. Condition symptoms may vary in type or severity amongst individuals. This podcast is to demonstrate the personal views and experience of this family only. For approved medical information about this condition see the Contact a family website or contact your doctor.

Is there support?


Tel: 01733 555 988
Email: via website

The Association is a Registered Charity in England and Wales No. 249338. It provides information and support to individuals with hydrocephalus and/or spina bifida and their families and carers. It offers specialist services and has regional teams across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. 

Group details last updated June 2016.

Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Scotland

Helpline: 03455 211 300
Email: mail@sbhscotland.org.uk

The Association is a Registered Charity in Scotland No. SC013328. It provides information and support to anyone affected by spina bifida, hydrocephalus and related conditions. They offer a Family Support Service which includes intensive support for families with new born babies. 

Group details last updated June 2016.

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