A prenatal genetic counselor meets with individuals and couples who are expecting or are in the process of planning a pregnancy.

There are several reasons you may see a prenatal genetic counselor:

  • Personal or family history of a chromosome abnormality, genetic condition, mental retardation, birth defects, or other disorder
  • Personal or family history of multiple pregnancy losses or infertility
  • Concerns about risks to a current pregnancy due to age, abnormal screening, ultrasound findings or diagnostic test results
  • Concerns about being a carrier of a genetic condition due to your ethnicity
  • To discuss information about available screening and testing options during a pregnancy

Helpful Links:

Pregnancy (Perinatal Genetic Services)

My Gene Story - Sarah

What Happens at a Prenatal Genetic Counseling Appointment?