A family in Essex announces their baby, who had surgery in utero, is now home.
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Baby Elouise was diagnosed with spina bifida at the 20-week ultrasound scan.
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Doctors advised the parents to terminate but they opted for surgery instead.
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During the procedure, doctors opened up the mother's womb exposing Elouise's back.
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The hole in her lower back was sewn up before doctors closed the womb.
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Now a few weeks old, Elouise is showing no signs of her condition.
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Folic acid supplements during pregnancy can help reduce the risk of conditions such as this.
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