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Pregnancy Assessment

Whenever possible, individuals and families should be referred to Medical Genetics before initiating a pregnancy. If this is not possible, it is important to be referred early in a pregnancy so that appropriate care can be provided.
About our service

PrePre Pre

Pregnant women may be referred for genetic assessment and counselling for a variety of reasons:

  • An ultrasound or prenatal genetic screening result (including NIPT) has shown a potential concern.
  • If they and/or their partner:
    • have a child with a chromosome abnormality, birth defect, known/suspected genetic condition or undiagnosed developmental delay.
    • are known to carry a chromosome rearrangement.
    • have a known or suspected genetic condition or birth defect.
    • are a carrier of a genetic condition.
    • have a family history of a known or suspected genetic condition or chromosome abnormality.
Your appointment

Prior to your appointment in Medical Genetics, you may have an ultrasound scheduled at BC Women's Hospital or Greig & Associates 

Please plan to arrive early to allow time for parking, locating our clinic and registration.  We recommend you bring your partner and/or another support person with you. If requested by your referring health care provider, an interpreter may be arranged. 

Please check-in with our receptionist and have ready:

  • Care Card or other health care coverage and picture ID for yourself and each individual participating in the appointment
  • Your current address and phone numbers
  • Names of your family doctor and other health care professionals involved in your care
  • Your emergency contact information
Upon checking in you will be given a questionaire to review and complete. If you would like to review in advance please see below:
(To complete in advance, please print form)

A typical appointment in our clinic is approximately 1-1.5 hours in length. 

Please call us as soon as possible if you need to change or cancel your appointment so that we are able to utilize and rebook all available appointment times.

Our Team
You may meet the following Health Care Professionals during your appointment:

Registration & Scheduling Clerk 

Genetic Counsellor 

Geneticist - specialist physician 

Your appointment may also be part of a joint clinic with Medical Genetics and Maternal Fetal Medicine.

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