Genetic counsellors are the soothsayers of the maternity world, a resource for families at risk for a variety of chromosomal disorders or inherited genetic conditions. “We can help you interpret information about the disorder, analyze inheritance patterns and the risk of recurrence, review your options, and find the resources you need, depending on the decision you make,” says certified genetic counsellor Mireille Cloutier. “We’re not in the business of making a decision for you. We’re there to provide support.” You might see a genetic counsellor under these circumstances:
Originally posted in December 2011.