Genetic Screening

Genetic Screening is recommended that pregnant women presenting for their first visit be offered genetic screening to see if they are carriers for a handful of diseases. If both the mom and dad are carriers for one of these types of diseases, the baby would have a 25% chance of being affected by the disease. Being a carrier for one of these disorders does not impact your health or your ability to conceive. However, we feel it is important to offer the testing prior to pregnancy. If both parents are carriers for the same disease there are ways that we can help them avoid having a sick child. Our center works with a state of the art genetics laboratory that, in addition to the handful of recommended disorders, can check for over 300 different genetic diseases.