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Genetic Counseling Flashcards

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If either parent has had exposure to certain _____, such as drugs or radiation, the unborn baby may be at a greater risk for some genetic disorders.
Substances
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If a _____ or close blood relative has a genetic disorder, genetic counseling is recommended.
Parent
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Another risk factor which may cause a couple to seek genetic counseling is if the mother has lost previous babies through a _____ or a _____.
Stillbirth; miscarriage
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Common examples of genetic disorders

Down Syndrome

Cystic Fibrosis

Muscular Dystrophy

Sickle-Cell Anemia

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The risk of some genetic disorders increases with age. If the mother will be _____ or older on their due date, they should consider genetic counseling.
35
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Cystic Fibrosis and Down Syndrome are examples of _____, or health or developmental complications which are the result of issues with the genome of a person.
Genetic disorders
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Some people see a specialist before having a baby in order to get advice on topics like the possibility of genetic disorders in a potential child. This is called _____.
Genetic counseling
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These flashcards include information related to the topic of genetic counseling. Certain factors can increase the risk of genetic disorders. If a couple has one or more of these risk factors, they may want to consider genetic counseling. These flashcards will let you know what to expect at a genetic counseling appointment, how couples should prepare, and what information they should be prepared to disclose.

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Some people see a specialist before having a baby in order to get advice on topics like the possibility of genetic disorders in a potential child. This is called _____.
Genetic counseling
Cystic Fibrosis and Down Syndrome are examples of _____, or health or developmental complications which are the result of issues with the genome of a person.
Genetic disorders
The risk of some genetic disorders increases with age. If the mother will be _____ or older on their due date, they should consider genetic counseling.
35
Common examples of genetic disorders

Down Syndrome

Cystic Fibrosis

Muscular Dystrophy

Sickle-Cell Anemia

Another risk factor which may cause a couple to seek genetic counseling is if the mother has lost previous babies through a _____ or a _____.
Stillbirth; miscarriage
If a _____ or close blood relative has a genetic disorder, genetic counseling is recommended.
Parent
If either parent has had exposure to certain _____, such as drugs or radiation, the unborn baby may be at a greater risk for some genetic disorders.
Substances
If _____, like ultrasounds and other procedures, have shown possible problems, it would be a good idea for the parents to go to genetic counseling.
Tests
One of the first things a person can expect at a genetic counseling session is for the counselor to take a _____ of both the parents and their close relatives .
Full medical history
Potential parents can expect that any medical _____ which have been run so far will be discussed at genetic counseling.
Tests - it's possible that other tests will be recommended by the genetic counselor. The counselor will inform the couple of the potential risks, benefits, and procedures of each.
Once the genetic counselor has the information they need, such as test results and medical history, they will communicate the risks of _____ and the next possible steps to the couple.
Genetic disorders
The risks of genetic disorders for most couples are relatively _____ (high/low).
Low
_____ is a medical test which involves taking a small sample of amniotic fluid from the area around the baby and analyzing it. The test can be used to diagnose potential abnormalities.
Amniocentesis
Risk factors which indicate a couple should go to genetic counseling:
1 - The mother is 35 or older. 2 - A past stillbirth or multiple miscarriages. 3 - A parent or close relative has a genetic disorder. 4 - Substance exposure in either parent. 5 - Problems in test results.

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