Prenatal genetics resources for healthcare providers
Genetic risk assessment is an important part of prenatal care. Family history assessment and genetic testing can provide information about health risks for the pregnancy, mother, and child. See the resources below for more information about how genetics and genomics can be used in prenatal care.
Family History Collection Tips & Tools. Provides tips, resources, and tools for family history collection in clinical practice.
Pedigree Tool. A template to record a pedigree with standard pedigree nomenclature.
Communicating Risk Factsheet. Outlines key points to consider when communicating risk to patients.
Accessing Genetic Services Tool. Lists tools and websites to help find genetics professionals and provides patient talking points about referring to genetics.
Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues
GINA Discussion Guide. Provides talking points and key information about genetic discrimination and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA), which protects individuals from the misuse of genetic information in health insurance and employment.
The Value of Family History in Prenatal Care Practice Slide Set. Teaches about the value of family history in general prenatal care with case studies about family history collection and interpretation.
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Family history resources for healthcare providers.
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