Hi, I hope you can help me. Ot could be a long post so, here goes: My husband's sister recently had a baby (23rd June). When he was born the paediatrician mentioned a sacral dimple. Neither baby's Mum or Grandma realised the importance of this and didn't think there was any relevance to it. Since then, her health visitor has told her that she is 'keeping an eye on it' but still no-one asked any questions. When taking him for his jabs, the doctor asked her to come back so he could have a look at the dimple when he hadn't just had his jabs and was so beside himself. An appointment was made and the doctor queried about his bowel and bladder function, strength of his legs etc and then finally mentioed spina bifida. An appointment is due in just under 2 weeks with a specialist. There are a few questions I would like to ask on her behalf if possible and then carry on the story; Why would a doctor do injections? My Health Visitor did my Lo's and always has. Would it likely be that they were monitoring the dimple and there was a noticeable change? Is there any first impressions any of you have about the dimple and the likelihood of Spina Bifida? Baby is constipated quite regularly, isn't particularly holding his head up very steady (although he isn't like a newborn) but can kick his legs. What information can I tell her in the interim about Spina Bifida diagnosis, prognosis, treatment etc? The further information that I mentioned concerns my husband - at the base of his spine is, what looks like a hole covered by a wet-looking scab and there are tiny pin-prick holes lower down that leak pus and the lump (beneath the hole) is sometimes painful. He has been told it is an anal fissure but, I know it isn't (I work in nursing and have experience with them) so, could this be Spina Bifida? Other than what I have mentioned, there are no other problems with my husband whatsoever that could be linked to Spina BIfida as far as I am aware. COuld it be linked to baby's dimple? I hope you don't mind helping, thank you all in advance. I am seeing her tomorrow and I speak to her regularly; she is a single mum with not much support and she seems to rely on me quite a bit, I don't know too much about it so I want to be able to help just a little. Thank you, Victoria.