Event Recap: Pregnantish Screening of ‘One More Shot’

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*This post may contain spoilers for the documentary discussed herein.* As an employee of a company that offers genetic testing services, I’m familiar with IVF and its accompanying medical procedures. I can also say that...

A Day in the Life of a Genetic Counselor

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What is a typical day like for a genetic counselor? It’s a question that I’m asked frequently when people find out what I do for a living (second only to - What’s a genetic counselor?)...

CooperGenomics Supports Advocating for Infertility

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Infertility impacts 1 in 8 couples*, yet many in the “fertile world” don’t understand the pain of infertility. It strains your marriage, your finances, your relationships, and your sense of self-worth. It’s particularly difficult when...

Gene Therapy March 2018: Pandora and Your Polygenic Score

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I love Greek mythology. The drama, the deceit, the scandal; it’s like The Real Housewives of New Jersey, 1300 BC. One of my favorite stories is the one about Pandora. The Cliff Notes version goes...

PGS 102 – What to Expect on Your PGS Report Card

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From what I’ve gathered, infertility treatment is a lot like high school: it’s highly hormonal, everyone’s in your business, and there’s nothing but test after test after test. I’d term it “Infertility High”, as goodness...

Because Pregnancy is Invasive Enough

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I vividly remember being hugely pregnant (well, I felt hugely pregnant for 16 weeks) and calling my husband crying after just getting off the phone with my OB/GYN. She had called me personally. So funny...

Matchmaker, Make Me a (Genetic) Match!

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Well, now that I’ve got that song stuck in your head for the rest of the day, you might be thinking you know where I’m going with this. A blog post from a genetic counselor...

Your Donor Fits You But Do Their Genes?

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You’ve decided to use a donor. No matter what brought you to this point, there are a lot of factors that go into picking the right egg or sperm donor for you. As a genetic...

CooperGenomics’ Holiday Gift to You

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Happy holidays to all of our readers! We’re excited to share our new and improved blog with all of you! As you can see, we have an updated layout, but rest assured that we’ve kept...