Clinical ArticleThe Relationship Between Spina Bifida and Folic AcidConner Black, Amy DNP, APRN, FNP-C Author Information Amy Conner Black, DNP, APRN, FNP-C Associate Professor, School of Nursing, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN. The author declares no conflict of interest. Correspondence: Amy Conner Black, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, P.O. Box 4658, Clarksville, TN 37043. E-mail: [email protected] Journal of Pediatric Surgical Nursing 12(1):p 11, 1/3 2023. | DOI: 10.1097/JPS.0000000000000376 Buy Metrics Abstract Spina bifida continues to affect more than 1,000 babies annually in the United States. A possible genetic variant may be linked to spina bifida. Prevention includes an adequate amount of folate and folic acid supplements in women capable of pregnancy. Copyright © 2023 American Pediatric Surgical Nursing Association, Inc.