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Many couples are interested in obtaining genetic counselling before they get pregnant, either because they have experienced multiple miscarriages in the past or they have a family history of inherited conditions (such as cystic fibrosis), chromosomal abnormalities (such as Down Syndrome), or birth defects (such as spina bifida).
Screening for certain genetic conditions - called autosomal recessive conditions - is typically sought by couples of certain ethnic backgrounds which carry a higher risk of inherited disorders, or those with a history of - or ultrasound finding of - known autosomal recessive conditions.
Read our genetics section for more information to help you decide whether counselling or screening is right for you.