Pregnancy can be an exciting time for parents, but also a time of uncertainty – especially if there are genetic concerns about the health of the pregnancy. The expert team of physicians and genetic counselors at the Weill Cornell Medicine Prenatal Genetic Counseling Program work closely with each patient and her obstetrician to address their concerns.
Genetic counselors are healthcare professionals with specialized education and training in genetics who provide information to guide and support decisions being made about genetic health.
Our genetic counselors will work directly with you to evaluate the risk that a pregnancy will be affected by a genetic condition, explain the limitations and benefits of genetic testing, and assist in interpretation of genetic testing results.
Our genetic counselors work closely with specialists in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Pediatric Genetics, and Newborn Medicine. They can facilitate referrals when necessary.
You may consider seeing a genetic counselor if you:
- Want more information regarding genetic screening or diagnostic testing in pregnancy
- Have received an abnormal screening or ultrasound result in pregnancy
- Are concerned about a genetic condition or disease in your family
- You or your partner are carriers for a genetic condition
Whatever concerns you may have relating to the genetic health of your pregnancy, the team at the Weill Cornell Medicine Prenatal Genetic Counseling Program is ready to help.
Primary clinical Services:
Discussion, interpretation and risk assessment of the following:
- Carrier screening results
- Genetic screening results in pregnancy (e.g. nuchal translucency screening, cell-free genetic screening)
- Diagnostic genetic testing via CVS/amniocentesis