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Genetic Consultation

Most women have healthy pregnancies and their babies are born without difficulties. 

However, women with high-risk pregnancies often need to be closely watched for potential problems or complications. If a birth defect or inherited disorder runs in your family, the Delaware Center for Maternal and Fetal Medicine of ChristianaCare is prepared to guide you.

Our genetic counselors can help you identify your baby’s potential health risks. Drawing on knowledge gained through specialized graduate degrees and experience in medical genetics and counseling, genetic counselors can help you understand such conditions and review available options.

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Appointments with the center are made by referral through your primary obstetrician.

How Can We Help?

Our genetic counselors can serve as an advocate for you and your baby. Additionally, our counselors’ experience in disciplines ranging from biology and nursing to psychology and social work helps them provide supportive counseling, referrals to community and state support services, and insight on medical research.

Most women have healthy pregnancies and their babies are born without difficulties. However, women with high-risk pregnancies often need to be closely watched for potential problems or complications.

If a birth defect or inherited disorder runs in your family, the Delaware Center for Maternal and Fetal Medicine of ChristianaCare is prepared to guide you. Our genetic counselors can help you identify your baby’s potential health risks.

Our Experience

Drawing on knowledge gained through specialized graduate degrees and experience in medical genetics and counseling, genetic counselors can help you understand such conditions and review available options. They also can serve as an advocate for you and your baby.

Additionally, our counselors’ experience in disciplines ranging from biology and nursing to psychology and social work helps them provide supportive counseling, referrals to community and state support services, and insight on medical research.

Delaware Center for Maternal & Fetal Medicine of ChristianaCare

When complications arise, the Delaware Center for Maternal & Fetal Medicine of ChristianaCare gives our smallest patients and their mothers special care. The center’s maternal-fetal medicine specialists, also known as perinatologists, have advanced training and experience to care for you if your pregnancy is high-risk due to medical, surgical or obstetrical factors, including:

  • chronic illness
  • poor obstetric history
  • pregnancy over age 35
  • previous pregnancy loss
  • multiple gestations (twins, triplets, etc.)
  • preterm labor
  • hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • diabetes

Maternal and Fetal Testing

Some mothers are more likely to need a closer watch on their pregnancy. Some conditions that may warrant maternal and fetal testing include the following:

  • pre-existing maternal diseases (for example, diabetes, high blood pressure, kidney disease, heart disease)
  • abnormal amniotic fluid amounts
  • abnormal fetal growth
  • multiple pregnancy (twins or more)
  • post-term pregnancy
  • very young or older than 35 years old
  • obesity

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Delaware Center for Maternal & Fetal Medicine of ChristianaCare Inc.
Delaware Center for Maternal & Fetal Medicine of ChristianaCare Inc. View Location

4755 Ogletown-Stanton Road,
Suite 1992,
Newark, DE 19718

Call 302-319-5680 Get directions

Located on the Christiana Hospital campus, the beautifully designed and landscaped, 200,000-square-foot Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute is a state-of-the-art facility that serves a majority of the cancer patients residing in Delaware. This National Cancer Institute selected Community Cancer Center features advanced medical, surgical and radiation procedures and diagnostic services. The cancer research program includes the Center for Translational Research, a collaborative program with the University of Delaware. The Graham Cancer Center also includes the ChristianaCare Breast Center, an outpatient facility that features the state’s only dedicated breast MRI.
Delaware Center for Maternal & Fetal Medicine of ChristianaCare Inc.
Delaware Center for Maternal & Fetal Medicine of ChristianaCare Inc. View Location

Abby Medical Center,
Suite 312,
1 Centurian Drive,
Newark, DE 19713

Call 302-319-5680 Get directions

Located on the Christiana Hospital campus, the beautifully designed and landscaped, 200,000-square-foot Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute is a state-of-the-art facility that serves a majority of the cancer patients residing in Delaware. This National Cancer Institute selected Community Cancer Center features advanced medical, surgical and radiation procedures and diagnostic services. The cancer research program includes the Center for Translational Research, a collaborative program with the University of Delaware. The Graham Cancer Center also includes the ChristianaCare Breast Center, an outpatient facility that features the state’s only dedicated breast MRI.

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If you are classed as having a high-risk pregnancy, it means that you’ll need extra care throughout the pregnancy to make sure both you and the child remain as healthy and risk-free as possible.