We are trying to have a baby, but we want to see if we have any genetic disorders that may be passed along to the baby. Can your office help?
Most of our services are covered by insurance. Please check with your insurance carrier or contact our office if you have questions.
You have the right to second opinion. Your primary care physician, specialists and our office will work together to ensure an accurate diagnosis.
A physician may request a perinatologist consultation if you are hospitalized.
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Genetic counseling helps families understand information about birth defects and inherited conditions. Detailed information about your family history is reviewed. If there is a family history of a genetic condition, our doctors will discuss with you the chances that the condition may occur again in your family. Our staff will provide up-to-date information about available genetic tests, treatments, research options support organizations and community resources.
I was diagnosed as having a high-risk pregnancy before. Does that mean all pregnancies will be high risk?
Certain medical conditions, such as diabetes, hypertension and lupus, warrant management by, or consultation with, a perinatologist. Other problems that occur during a pregnancy, such as pre-term labor, may or may not occur in a subsequent pregnancy. Early assessment with each pregnancy is the best way to determine the optimal management of your pregnancy.
You are 35 years or older; or will be 35 years or older at delivery. You have a history of pregnancy losses (miscarriages or stillbirths). You have an ongoing medical condition such as diabetes, thrombosis, psychiatric conditions, or a seizure disorder. You have been exposed to certain medications, alcohol, street drugs, chemicals, x-rays or infections during your pregnancy. You or your partner are from an ethnic origin in which a specific genetic condition is more common (e.g. sickle cell anemia in individuals of African-American descent and Tay Sachs disease in individuals of Ashkenazi Jewish descent). The results of a maternal serum screening test indicate that your baby is at increased risk for Down syndrome, trisomy 18 or spina bifida. You and your partner are blood relatives *These are only some examples of conditions requiring genetic counseling. Your provider will help guide you with your individual care.