Whether you are expecting or just thinking about children, a family's future starts with family history.
Growing a Family?
Sperm and Eggs are Equal in Genetics
The burden of pregnancy may rest with the partners with ovaries, but sperm are equally important for making babies when it comes to genetics.
A Better Way
Prenatal care providers usually ask their patients some basic family history questions and bring up standard genetic testing. But some family planning options are already gone by then. And both partners need to participate in family health history and some genetic testing anyway.
LIGHTEN THE LOAD
Either partner can collect family health history and guide the genetic testing process.
PLAN YOUR FAMILY
Options include conceiving, freezing eggs, using a donor, testing embryos through IVF, or adopting.
A growing number of therapies exist for inherited disease when diagnosis is made early.
Why Mainstream Genomics
ACOG, the CDC, and the March of Dimes all recommend family medical history when getting ready for pregnancy. We believe we can do it better.
More than 10% of couples have a genetic risk that routine prenatal care does not identify.
Research shows that genetic professionals are more familiar with genetic risk and genetic testing.
We will listen and help you make decisions that are right for you and your family.
How It Works
a review of your family health history.
your health and family information.
your Personalized Screening Plan.
with one of our genetics experts.
What We Might Tell You
What you can learn from reviewing family health history? There are three possible outcomes of our genetic counselors’ complete review of your health and family information:
You can plan on routine genetic screening. We will still explain options for what can be done before pregnancy to keep as many options open as possible.
We will suggest some genetic or other medical testing that is not routinely offered in all pregnancies.
A known risk does not mean a definite problem, but we will explain your choices for family planning and diagnostic testing and support your decisions.
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For people who are starting or growing a family.
For people who want to learn their chances for inherited diseases of adulthood.
Meet Our Experts
A certified and licensed genetic counselor reviews every woman’s Family Screen. Genetic counselors are health professionals trained to help people understand genetic risks in their families and from genetic testing.
We also have a team of genetics specialists with deep expertise in clinical areas such as assisted reproductive technology, obstetrics, oncology, cardiology, and more. They provide advice to our genetic counselors when specialized expertise in a particular area is needed.
What People Are Saying about Mainstream Genomics
I have referred many of my patients to Mainstream Genomics, and we have been extremely happy with the experience. We receive personalized and specific recommendations that include both the background of a condition, along with the pros and cons of doing further testing. Thank you!
— Ian Kroes, MD
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