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Chapter-04 Patient Counseling Prior to Interventional Prenatal Diagnostic Procedures

BOOK TITLE: Ultrasound Guided ‘Invasive Prenatal Diagnostic Techniques’ Simplified

Author
1. Sahetya Raju R
ISBN
9789352702336
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/14151_5
Edition
1/e
Publishing Year
2018
Pages
2
Author Affiliations
1. Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, A Postgraduate from Seth GS Medical College, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, Indian Society for Prenatal Diagnosis and Therapy (ISPAT); Pushpaa Hospital, Hinduja Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Chapter keywords
Genetic counseling, genetic disorder, medical fact, pregnancy, prenatal diagnostic technique, fetus, chorionic villous sampling, CVS

Abstract

This chapter reviews the basic principles of genetic counseling relevant for patients considering undergoing prenatal diagnostic techniques. Genetic counseling is a communication process which deals with the problem associated with the risk of occurrence of a genetic disorder. An appropriately trained person helps to comprehend the medical facts, including the diagnosis and available management, to educate how heredity contributes to the disorder, and the risk of recurrence in relatives. Invasive procedures performed during pregnancy differ from procedures performed in any other medical setting since there are two patients potentially at risk, the mother and the fetus.

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