Reproductive Counseling Can Include:
When you are faced with decisions to choose an egg or sperm donor or even both, the process to arrive here can be difficult without clear thinking and support of knowledgeable counselors. At Inovi we provide the opportunity for you to receive the help you need.
Your fertility evaluation and treatment plan includes genetic (carrier) testing of both partners. The most basic testing recommended by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) includes those for Cystic Fibrosis (CF) and Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA-1). Your provider may offer comprehensive genetic testing allowing for the evaluation of more than 140 different genes. Detection of an abnormal gene in or both partners will allow your doctor to counsel you about risks for your pregnancy and how to avoid them through Preimplantation Genetic Testing or other options.
What Genetic Testing is Recommended?
You and your partner may be considering genetic testing to determine if genetic abnormalities could occur in your baby or interfere with your ability to become pregnant. Currently the minimum recommendation by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) for minimum testing includes:
- Cystic Fibrosis (CF)
- Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA-1)
Given carrier screening panels include both Cystic Fibrosis (CF) and Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA-1), as well as many other genes for a similar cost of the Cystic Fibrosis (CF) and Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA-1) alone, your doctor will usually recommend the carrier screening panel. If there is a family history of a particular genetic disorder, your doctor will recommend testing for that disorder before conceiving and may also recommend Preimplantation Genetic Testing (PGT) and Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) for you.