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Informational videos on prenatal genetic testing

Here’s a great video put together by the Genetic Support Foundation that can help you explore whether or not you want to have prenatal tests.

If you have questions after watching this video, schedule a time to chat with us so we can help you navigate the best options for you.


Washington Post Article on A Safe Prenatal Genetic Test that is Gaining Popularity With Both Patients & Doctors

Cell-free fetal DNA testing, or Non-Invasive Prenatal Screening/Testing (NIPS/T) is now being offered to more and more women regardless of their age. More often than not, it is referred to as the “gender blood test” amongst circles of friends. While it can tell the gender, the intent of the test is to screen for some of the more common chromosome conditions that can occur in a pregnancy.

While this testing boasts the highest detection rate for common chromosome conditions compared to any other screening test, it is not fool proof.

Before deciding to take this test, understand what it can and cannot tell you and it’s limitations, and what the potential results may mean.

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This article, Mothers-to-Be Are not Told Enough About Genetic Testing, highlights concerns that many newly pregnant women face.

Pregnancy is a time of excitement and joy. However, after initial prenatal appointments many women feel overwhelmed and anxious about all the testing options presented to them.

Most women experience this slurry of emotions brought on by all the changes - and it is totally normal. But, you don’t need to be in the dark. Take the time to understand all your testing options and figure out what’s right for you.

Washington Post article on Should you Send Your Kids’ DNA to 23andMe?

A good read from The Washington Post. My quick answer, "NO!", however, the real question is not "Should you send your kids' DNA to 23andMe?", but rather, "What information are you hoping to get from sending your kids' DNA to 23andMe?".