All prenatal genetic testing is optional, but how do you know if these options are right for you and your family?
SFGC provides individualized genetic counseling, focused on determining which, if any, prenatal testing is right for you. You'll learn what these tests can and cannot reveal, while we determine how these options fit into your own personal ethics and desires.
There is more here than just the "big question," to terminate vs. not terminate. Genetic screening and testing during a pregnancy can help inform all kinds of decisions during a pregnancy.
Through a personalized decision making process, SFGC will help determine what screening or testing strategy is right for you, even if that means no screening at all.
Counseling for Home DNA Testing results
Your 23andMe results are in... but what does this all really mean?
Are the "protective variants" really protective?
Are there other actions I should be taking?
Am I really "low risk" for the diseases tested for?
23andMe testing is not diagnostic, and it’s possible you’ve not been fully tested for the conditions you’re most worried about.
If lingering questions exist, I can help you understand your results and determine if there is more to do in an independent, honest way.
Reproductive: Fertility & Preconception
Some genetic testing, such as carrier screening, is best performed before pregnancy. If you’re ready to start your family, but want to be sure you’re fully ready, SFGC can help facilitate testing and determine if there are any other considerations before you start.
In the same sphere, maybe your path to a family includes a fertility clinic. SFGC can discuss options for PGD (preimplantation genetic diagnosis) or PGS (prenatal genetic screening). Understanding what these options are will let you know if they are right for you or not.
There are many ways to make a family, and if you're considering using a donor to make yours, finding the right one can be a daunting task.
SFGC can facilitate choosing a donor by analyzing a prospective donor’s family history and coordinating genetic carrier screening. These services are especially helpful for families using known donors or home insemination. You can feel confident you’ve chosen well by obtaining a full family history. SFGC is LGBTQ friendly and supportive of all ways to create a family.