Prenatal and Preconception Genetics

Prenatal

A guide to understanding prenatal screening tests

Prenatal Screening is an option available to all expectant parents during pregnancy. You can decide whether or not you would like to have prenatal screening. The guide is meant to help expectant parents decide whether or not prenatal screening is right for them.

 

Provincial Prenatal Screening Programs

 

Select your province/region to connect

Alberta

British Columbia

Manitoba

Maritimes (New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island)

Newfoundland & Labrador  Contact your local genetics centre

Ontario

Quebec

Saskatchewan

Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada (SOGC) SOGC national clinical guidelines in ob/gyn and related fields are available free of charge to health care practitioners and the public.

http://www.sogc.org/guidelines/index_e.asp#Genetics

 

Motherisk Program (The Hospital for Sick Children) Research and counselling on reproductive risk or safety of drugs, chemicals and maternal disease in pregnancy.

http://www.motherisk.org/

Fetal Risk Assessment from Maternal Exposure (FRAME) FRAME is a program operated by a team of personnel from the University of Western Ontario in conjunction with the Medical Genetics Program of Southwestern Ontario and the Regional Perinatal Outreach Program. It provides consulting services for women exposed to drugs and chemicals during pregnancy. The clinic offers a multi-disciplinary approach with expertise available from pharmacological pediatrics, genetics and obstetrics.

For more information about the program, call 519-685-8500 extension 58293

 

http://www.lhsc.on.ca/Patients_Families_Visitors/Genetics/Resources/FRAME.htm

Organization of Teratology Information Specialists (OTIS) OTIS provides accurate evidence-based, clinical information to patients and health care professionals about exposures during pregnancy and lactation.

Includes patient information handouts.

http://www.otispregnancy.org/

 

 

 

 

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