Pregnancy Planning Consultation

Pregnancy Planning Consultation

Individuals and couples planning pregnancies can benefit form genetic consultations in order to prepare themselves

  • A three-generation family medical history is documented and a genetic risk assessment is performed to help determine what risks may be relevant to your offspring
  • Options for testing for or managing risks are reviewed, with attention to:
    • Ethnicity and age-specific risks
    • Genetic carrier screening
    •  Pre-implantation Genetic Screening (PGS) and Diagnosis (PGD)
  •  Patients are provided with information and support in making a plan that is appropriate for their own families.

Prenatal Consultation

  • A three-generation family medical history is documented and a genetic risk assessment is performed to help determine what risks may be relevant to your offspring
  • Options for testing for or managing risks are reviewed, with attention to:
    • Ethnicity and age-specific risks
    • Genetic carrier screening
    •  Non-Invasive Prenatal Screening (NIPS) and traditional prenatal screening options (ultrasound/quad test)
    • Prenatal Diagnosis
  •  Patients are provided with information and support in making a plan that is appropriate for their own families.

Newborn Planning Consultation

  • This consultation involves discussion of newborn screening, cord blood stem-cell storage, and child identification options

Seasoned Parent Consultation

  • For second-, third-, or multiple-time parents, this consultation allows you to review the genetic screening and testing decisions you made during prior pregnancies and your experiences with those choices.   You will be informed about changes in genetic testing recommendations and the available testing options.
  • Family medical histories are updated to review and identify new risks based on changes in diagnoses and parental ages.

Additional Services

  • Review of Results
    • Our specialists provide patients with education and support for managing the results of tests that may have been performed by their physicians or through online companies.
  • Customized Consultations
    • Each consultation is tailored for individuals with family histories of known genetic disorders
  • Coordination of Genetic Testing
    • Coordinate genetic testing needs in Tandem with your Physician and provide educate and support in managing results
  • Letters of Medical Necessity
    • Our providers will develop tailored letters for you to submit to your health insurance carrier to document the indication for your consultation and justification for reimbursement.