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Genetic Assessment & Counseling

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"We were so scared and to see the compassion in your eyes means more than words can say...You will always hold a place in our hearts."
Robyn, Patient of Legacy Medical Group-Maternal Fetal Medicine

Genetic assessment and counseling during pregnancy

Legacy Maternal-Fetal Medicine offers complete genetic assessment and counseling services. Our genetic counselors will make sure that you are fully informed of the identifiable risk factors involved with your pregnancy.

  • What is genetic counseling? Learn more.
  • Sign up for a free class during pregnancy and after - HERE

Who should consider prenatal genetic counseling

  • Women aged 35 and older
  • Women who have had abnormal results from prenatal screening tests
  • Women concerned about an exposure, such as medications or infection, during pregnancy
  • Couples with a family history of a genetic condition
  • Couples who have experienced multiple miscarriages
  • Couples who have experienced infertility
  • Women who are known carriers of a genetic condition

Your genetic counselor will explain:

  • The risk of fetal abnormalities and further testing options
  • The chromosome abnormality, birth defect or genetic condition of concern
  • The factors involved in decisions about carrier or prenatal testing

If you choose to undergo testing, your genetic counselor will:

  • Coordinate the tests within Legacy Health
  • Communicate the test results to you and your referring physician
  • Provide resources and educational materials
  • Help you make the best decision for your family

To learn more