Genetic counseling can help answer many unknowns about the potential health of your unborn baby. You can rely on Marwan Ali, MD, MBA, FACOG, FACMG, and the compassionate maternal-fetal medicine subspecialists at California Maternal Fetal Medicine to help you navigate through questions and answers to learn about any risks your baby might encounter. To book an appointment in Folsom, Redding, Chico, Sacramento, or Davis, California, call or schedule a visit online today.
Genetic counseling helps determine the risk of passing an inheritable disease to your growing fetus. The highly trained subspecialists at California Maternal Fetal Medicine can:
Your provider also reviews results from all testing and talks about how to care for the unique needs of your baby.
Genetic counseling might be right for you if you:
Certain ethnic groups can be more at risk of genetic defects, which your provider can talk to you about during your consultation.
When you meet with your provider at California Maternal Fetal Medicine, they work with you to learn as much as they can about your blood relatives on both sides. They start with creating a comprehensive understanding of specific diseases anyone in your family has had. They also do their best to learn why these abnormalities occurred.
For example, questions to answer may include letting them know about any history of diabetes, high blood pressure, cancer, or twins. Your provider also asks about genetic diseases in your family, such as cystic fibrosis, muscular dystrophy, or hemophilia. They may also want to know about the health of your parents, find out if anyone has a birth defect, and learn why you might suspect your child could be born with a medical problem.
Your compassionate provider is there to answer all of your questions and walk you through the challenges you might face.
If you’re ready to make an appointment for genetic counseling, call today or click to book online.