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
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.