Pregnancy & Genetics
For many pregnant women, prenatal genetic testing can be a stressful process. With so many testing options, it can leave them feeling overwhelmed and anxious. Genetic Support Foundation is dedicated to helping you get all of the information you need to make informed decisions about your health and the health of your child.
Pregnancy & Genetic Testing
NIPT, amnio or CVS? Quad screening. Nuchal translucency. Carrier screening. The options for prenatal genetic testing keep growing, and navigating these choices can be overwhelming and confusing.
Making decisions about and undergoing genetic testing during pregnancy can be emotionally challenging. But it is important to know that these tests are optional and that providers should help ensure you have all of the information to make the right choice for you and your family.
This information will walk you through some of the common genetic-related topics that are discussed during or prior to pregnancy, give you more information on what testing options are available, and explain what their results can — and cannot — tell you.
At GSF, our goal is to provide you with the resources you need to empower you to make decisions about your health and the health of your pregnancy and to decide what prenatal test(s), if any, are right for you based on your own health, personality, beliefs, needs and values.
Learn more about the specific areas of prenatal genetics:
Prenatal Genetic Testing Videos
The Washington State Department of Health, in partnership with Genetic Support Foundation, produced a series of seven educational videos and accompanying PDF handouts regarding Prenatal Genetic Testing.
How to Decide About Prenatal Genetic Testing
What Conditions are Commonly Tested for During Pregnancy?
Prenatal Cell-Free DNA Screening (cfDNA Screening)
Maternal Serum Screening (MSS)
Chorionic Villus Sampling (CVS)
Genetic Carrier Screening
¿Cómo decidir sobre las pruebas genéticas prenatales?
¿Cuáles condiciones se evalúan comúnmente durante el embarazo?
La prueba de detección de ADN fetal libre
La detección en suero materno
La ecografía prenatal
La muestra de vellosidades coriónicas
Vad kan de vanligast förekommande testerna under graviditeten visa?
Fosterdiagnostik - hur gör du ditt val?
Ultraljud under graviditeten?
Fosterdiagnostik – NIPT Cellfritt DNA
Do you have questions about pregnancy, prenatal genetic testing, infertility and the role that genetics can play? Schedule an appointment to talk with one of our genetic counselors.