April 29: Genetic Counseling

Virginia Women's Center

April 29: Genetic Counseling

Genetics is the branch of science that deals with how traits are passed from parent to child through genes. Having genetic tests performed during pregnancy is a personal choice. Some couples choose not to be tested for birth defects. Others find that testing and counseling can help them better plan for the future. The genetics field is expanding exponentially, so new developments—often complex—come to light every day.

Genetic counselors work with mothers and couples to explain the array of prenatal testing options available as well as help interpret test results. At Virginia Women’s Center, our genetic counselor works closely with our maternal- fetal medicine specialists and obstetricians.

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Rhonda is the mother of two adult daughters and a grandmother to five wonderful grandchildren – and our only grandmother on staff. She spent 25 years in corporate healthcare managing prenatal and disease management programs. She is the Content Manager for Richmondmom and contributes her expertise as both a mom and grandmother – while sorting out the many opportunities for our valuable advertisers.

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