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At Children’s National Hospital, we understand that families have many questions about their child’s condition and care. In addition to any resources your provider may give you, our online resources can also support your ongoing treatment journey.

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Constipation Guidance

Most children with spina bifida are at risk for constipation. Learn how to manage the symptoms and create a plan.


Most children with spina bifida will have a neurogenic bladder. Teaching your child self-catheterization will give them more confidence and freedom to use the bathroom when they are at school or out with their friends.