Tag: genetic counselor

Today is World Down Syndrome Day

Today is World Down Syndrome Day

What is Down syndrome? Down syndrome is a chromosomal condition caused by extra genetic material. Typically, our cells contain 23 pairs of chromo ...
If my first baby has a congenital heart defect, what are the chances my second baby will have one, too?

If my first baby has a congenital heart defect, what are the chances my second baby will have one, too?

This is a question we received through AskUs@marchofdimes.org from a mom who is pregnant with her second baby. Congenital heart defects (CHDs) are the ...
Trisomy Awareness Month

Trisomy Awareness Month

Have you ever heard of “trisomy”? Trisomy is a chromosomal condition that is the result of a mistake in cell division. Chromosomes are the structures ...
Holidays are a time for family

Holidays are a time for family

And learning about family health history! I recently visited some relatives that I had not seen in years. After we caught up, they mentioned to me tha ...