What is Genetic Counseling?

Find out about genetic counseling and how to prepare for your appointment. Get answers to common questions here.

What Are My Options?

About Genetic Counseling

Contributed by the ASRM Genetic Counseling Professional Group:
Jennifer Luque, MGC, CGC, Jill Fischer, MS, CGC, Jenna Miller, MS, CGC, and Lauren Isley, MS, CGC.

Genetics and hereditary conditions can impact both your ability to conceive and maintain a pregnancy, as well as increase the risk of passing along a hereditary disorder to your future baby. If you are planning to get pregnant or have been trying to conceive without success, it may be a good time to consider talking to a genetic counselor.

But what exactly does a genetic counselor do? We had a team of genetic counselors from the ASRM Genetic Counseling Group break it down for us.