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Genetic Counselling

If you have a family history of genetic disorders, are over the age of 35 or have had a child with a genetic disorder, you are at higher risk of having a baby with a genetic condition. Downs Syndrome, thalassaemia, haemophilia, cystic fibrosis and Tay-Sachs disease are some of the more commonly diagnosed genetic conditions.

If you are at higher risk of having a baby with a genetic disorder it is important to discuss this with your doctor to find out what tests and counselling options are available to you before and during pregnancy.

For more information;

Pregnancy Birth & Beyond – What is genetic counselling

The Royal Women’s Hospital – Genetic testing in pregnancy

Genetics Services in the ACT

ACT Health – Canberra Hospital Genetics Service

Capital Women’s Health – Genetic Counselling

Human Genetic Society of Australasia – ACT Genetics Service

Compass Fertility – Genetic Counselling

Genea – Genetic testing

IVF Australia – Meet our genetics team

Canberra Genetic Counselling – email: Belinda@CanberraGC.com