National Institutes of Health
- The primary NIH organization for research on Genetic Counseling is the National Human Genome Research Institute
If you are expecting a baby or planning to have a baby, your doctor can run many tests to help assess the health of both you and your baby. Your doctor may also refer you for genetic counseling. Genetic counseling provides information and support to people who have, or may be at risk for, genetic disorders. A genetics professional meets with you to discuss genetic risks. You may follow up with genetic testing.
There are many reasons to seek genetic counseling. You may consider it if you
References and abstracts from MEDLINE/PubMed (National Library of Medicine)