for women and men
A parent’s health prior to conception is critical to the outcome of pregnancy: it may have a lifelong impact on a baby’s health. Pre-pregnancy assessment and care helps find issues in both parents that may affect pregnancy, allowing steps to be taken to deal with potential problems before pregnancy
early pregnancy screening
Genetic and genomic technology is evolving rapidly. Women and couples who are planning pregnancy - or who are in early pregnancy - need to have support in finding the right steps and pathways to assess the chance of genetic conditions in their baby.
Genetic counselling is about communication. The aim is to help individuals, couples, and whole families understand all the dimensions – not only medical, but psychological and emotional - of the genetic contribution to health conditions