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Shine’s Health Development Team are vital to our approach in supporting all of our members.
Neural tube defects (NTDs) are conditions which arise early in a baby’s development in the womb. NTDs affect 1 in 775 pregnancies in the UK. One type of NTD, spina bifida (literally, ‘split spine’) can cause multiple health complications and bring lifelong challenges. Anencephaly is an NTD which causes an unborn baby’s brain and skull to under-develop in the womb. It is always fatal.
Hydrocephalus, a build-up of fluid on the brain, can develop at any time in anyone’s lifeIt can have a range of physical and cognitive effects, including issues with reasoning, short-term memory, language, visual problems and early puberty in children.
Shine’s specialist health advisors provide emotional support to parents-to-be following a diagnosis of anencephaly & after the loss of their baby.
The Citi Belfast Virtual Balloon Race supporting Spina Bifida Awareness Week 25th October to 1st November
The Citi Belfast Virtual Balloon race is open to all staff and their family members.
Shine’s aim is to engage, empower and enable all our members to have better lives by helping them to share with others their personal experiences of life with spina bifida.