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Every day approximately eight babies in the United States are born with spina bifida, according to the Spina Bifida Association. No one knows the exact cause of the condition, but genetics and environmental conditions may play a role. Taking folic acid before and during pregnancy can reduce the risk of this condition. The three main forms of spina bifida are spina bifida occulta, meningocele, and myelomeningocele and each presents differently.