Who Should Consider Preconception Genetic Counselling?

Preconception genetic counselling is recommended for couples who have a family history of genetic disorders, have experienced recurrent miscarriages, or have had a child with a genetic disorder. It is also recommended for couples who are planning to have a child later in life, as the risk of genetic disorders increases with age.

Preconception genetic counselling may also be recommended for couples who are carriers of specific genetic mutations, such as cystic fibrosis or sickle cell anemia. In these cases, genetic testing can identify the risk of passing on the disorder and guide couples in making informed decisions about their family planning.