Prenatal Genetic Counseling

Top-Notch Genetic Counseling

CHRISTUS Health offers comprehensive preconception and prenatal genetic counseling services for women and their families. Our genetic counselors can help mothers navigate the complexities of high-risk pregnancies by working with Maternal-Fetal Medicine physicians, primary obstetricians and pediatric specialists after delivery.

Know Your Health

Our board-certified genetic counselors can provide counseling for women who may have the likeliness of having a complex pregnancy.

We have state-of-the-art technology and laboratory test for the following:

  • Maternal age-related risks for chromosome abnormalities
  • Overview of prenatal screening options and coordination of screening/diagnostic testing
  • Test result interpretation for abnormal maternal serum screening, noninvasive prenatal screening or fetal diagnostic testing (CVS, amniocentesis)



  • History of personal or familial concerns such as birth defects, intellectual disability or genetic syndromes
  • Ethnic-based risk assessment and coordination of carrier screening (cystic fibrosis, thalassemias)
  • Recurrent pregnancy loss or concern for a teratogenic exposure (e.g. alcohol, certain medications)
  • Soft markers or structural anomalies detected by ultrasound!


High-Risk Pregnancy

Learn what is considered a high-risk pregnancy and your risk.

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Neonatal Intensive Care

CHRISTUS Health has board-certified neonatologists specializing in the care of premature infants or newborns who need extra medical care.

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