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Genetic Consultation - Genetics Counselor Programs

A genetic consultation can help you understand why your pregnancy is high risk as well as the prenatal care options available. This is an important step in making the right treatment decisions and preparations for the future.

You may be referred for genetic consultation if you have:

Genetic counselors are trained (certified or in the process of getting certification by the American Board of Genetic Counseling) to guide you through the entire process so that you can feel comfortable and confident about the prenatal care you are receiving.

What type of training do genetic counselors receive?

A genetic counselor is a health care professional with a Master’s Degree in Human Genetics and Counseling. This training enables him/her to discuss technical genetic information in practical, useful terms. These professionals are supervised by Medical Geneticists, who are available for in-person consultation as needed.

South Florida Perinatal Medicine offers the best possible screening, diagnostic and genetic counseling services in Miami and Fort Lauderdale, so that a woman deemed a high risk case for pregnancy may have a positive outcome.

Talk to our genetic counselors about your concerns and fears. They will answer all your questions and help guide you in the right direction.

Request an appointment with one of our experienced genetic counselors today. South Florida Perinatal Medicine has many locations to serve you.

Genetic Counselors: Helping You Get Specialized Prenatal Care and Treatment

Spotting during pregnancy, cramping in the first trimester, pregnant mothers above the age of 35, and family medical history of genetic defects raise concerns about chromosomal abnormalities and pre-term babies.

This can be unsettling for the mother-to-be and the entire family. Worry and stress can complicate things. Genetic counselors help you understand the risks and identify your genetic prenatal testing options. Which type of genetic testing you choose is entirely up to you.

What happens at a prenatal genetic consultation at South Florida Perinatal Medicine?

One of our experienced genetic counselors will be assigned to your case. He/she will then…

Any pregnancy that is characterized by a family history of chromosomal abnormalities or genetic defects, or has a maternal screening that reveals Down syndrome symptoms, needs genetic screening and testing as well as specialized prenatal care. Your genetic counselor at South Florida Perinatal Medicine will work closely with your health care provider to help you get the treatment you need.

Talk to your doctor about getting a counseling session.

Call South Florida Perinatal Medicine to schedule an appointment with one of our genetic counselors at a Miami or Fort Lauderdale location nearest to you.

If you are an existing patient you can access the Patient Portal to schedule a follow up procedure, view test results, etc.

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