At our prenatal wellness center, our medical teams—including our genetic counselors—help families manage pregnancies at risk for abnormalities.
Your genetic counselor will play many roles in your care, from educator to advocate to support person. Our genetic counselors have special training in human genetics and counseling, and have become increasingly important as genetic advancements and testing have become more complex.
Genetic counseling is a communication process to help you and your family understand medical risks, understand your options, and choose the course of action most appropriate for you in view of your family goals. Common reasons for a visit with a genetic counselor include:
Couples who visit a genetic counselor may already have established a pregnancy or may be planning a pregnancy for the future.
At the Prenatal Wellness Center our perinatologists, who are specialists in fetal testing, perform diagnostic testing for specific disorders via:
Other commonly used screening tests include:
We have several genetic counselors, and genetic testing is available daily during the business week. Appointments are generally made by referral of the obstetric healthcare provider so that insurance requirements are met. However, self-referrals for appointments (contacting us yourself for an appointment) are also welcome.