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Prenatal Genetic Counseling

When issues arise in a pregnancy, it’s important to be able to sit down and talk with an expert who can answer questions and provide comfort.

At Perinatal Associates of New Mexico, we offer genetic counseling from a board-certified genetic counselor and/or a board-certified clinical geneticist-physician that will help you understand the risk for birth defects or genetic disorders in your current pregnancy and will discuss the best steps for you and your family.

We want our patients to make informed decisions that reflect their own personal and cultural beliefs, values, and goals.

Women with the following risk factors may be candidates for genetic counseling:

  • Over the age of 35
  • Family history of birth defects or genetic disorders
  • Exposure to medications, drugs or chemicals
  • Abnormal AFP results
  • Multiple miscarriages
  • Diabetes

If further action is needed after counseling, our team of specialists offers testing such as ultrasounds and amniocentesis to determine if the current pregnancy may be affected.

 

If it would not have been for Perinatal Associates of New Mexico and for the amazing care provided by all staff here, my son would not have made it into this world! He was a complete surprise and shock to my husband and myself! From not knowing that I was pregnant  to becoming high risk and getting in so quickly and being watched so closely to being able to welcome a new baby into our home would not have been possible without the care and concern of these wonderful people! I cannot express the gratitude in any amount of words that I have for the people at this place! This is a great place and people really do care about you as well as your baby! So friendly and understanding on so many levels! I will forever be grateful for everyone who helped us welcome a beautiful baby boy into this world!

Thomas, Cindy and Angelo, Amazing Care

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201 Cedar SE
Suite 405
Albuquerque NM
87106

(505) 764-9535

OUR MISSION: At Perinatal Associates of New Mexico, we provide the finest obstetrical care available to women during their pregnancy, assisting them with any medical complications that arise to ensure the best possible outcome for both mother and baby.