Foundations of Perinatal Genetic Counseling is a practical introduction to the concepts and skills in genetic counseling with clients before and during pregnancy. Authored by genetic counselors at the forefront of contemporary perinatal practice, this all-in-one reference provides an accessible yet comprehensive overview of:
· the basics of pregnancy, including assisted reproductive technologies and high-risk pregnancy management
· preimplantation and prenatal genetic screening and diagnosis
· the structure and goals of a genetic counseling appointment
· common clinical scenarios and best-practice approaches
Distilling the most pertinent information for new learners and practicing counselors, Foundations of Perinatal Genetic Counseling is an essential companion for both classroom and clinic. Perinatal genetic counselors will find themselves returning to this unique resource long after their training has come to an end.