Stories From The Trenches

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As with any personal interaction, the impact of genetic counseling is a two way street. As counselors, we strive to help our patients by providing information and support. But it is not unusual for a...

What do I need to know about Zika virus?

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In April of this year, the CDC announced that a Zika virus infection during pregnancy can cause microcephaly, among other birth defects, prompting health care organizations to educate women and couples about how to assess...

Vaccines During Pregnancy

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Pregnancy and the journey to that point, for some women, can be a time where they become more intimately acquainted with the inside of a doctor’s office than ever before. Countless magazines on waiting room...

The Transition From Infertility To Motherhood

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The views and opinions expressed by the author are theirs alone and may not reflect those of CooperGenomics. Last Sunday in church, I sat beside a man whose wife has been battling infertility for the past...

You’re a Genetic. . . What?

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Teacher. Scientist. Writer. These are careers the general population has heard of. They are jobs children will mention when asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” They are also responsibilities that...

A Closer Look at SIDS

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The month of October hosts a very important cause, SIDS Awareness. To many, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is synonymous with recommendations such as placing a baby on his back to sleep. Last year, we...

Parenting After Miscarriage

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When I was growing up, I could never leave the house without my mom telling me to “be careful.” I think she thought of it as a counter-jinx, like if she didn’t say it something awful would...

Advanced Maternal Age – What’s the Big Deal?

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Pregnancy is typically a very exciting time for a woman. You take a pregnancy test, the little plus sign appears, and the initial wave of excitement (and nerves) washes over you. Immediately, you start to...