What is a genetic counselor?

Genetic counselors are specially trained healthcare professionals who have extensive knowledge about genetic disorders and how they are inherited. A genetic counselor can help you understand your reproductive risks and options for your reproductive care.

Talking to a genetic counselor may benefit you if you and your reproductive partner have:

  • Questions about the benefits or limitations of screening
  • A family history of a genetic disorder
  • Questions about what to do next after receiving your screening results