Family Planning & Pregnancy
Genetic diagnosis detects potential risks for mother and child and helps to implement preventive measures.
Each pregnancy is associated with risks for both mother and child. These risks differ between women owing to exogenous (e.g. smoking, obesity) and genetic factors. Modification of lifestyle reduces exogenous risks. Genetic testing detects increased inherited risks and allows the timely implementation of preventive measures.
Genetic testing is also useful for detection of gene mutations (“alterations”) in healthy parents that can cause disease in the child. In case such mutations are found you and your partner can consult a genetic counselor. He/she will explain the potential risk to the fetus, possible preventive measures and – if available - early treatment possibilities.