When you’re newly pregnant, visits to your doctor typically involve routine urine or blood tests that check the presence of bacteria, anemia and hepatitis.
Prenatal genetic testing may go beyond routine testing. It can give you and your doctor a better idea of how your baby is developing. Testing can provide reassurance that your baby is healthy. It can also alert you and your doctor to a concern or help prepare you for a child with special needs.
It’s up to you whether or not you undergo prenatal testing. Some people want as much information as possible, while others do not.
Our genetic counselors can provide the information you need to help you decide if you want to have prenatal testing done. If you do, they can also help you understand the test results and figure out what the next steps might be.