What couples should know about how genetics can affect their baby

It is not just Tay-Sachs... there are now carrier tests for many more diseases.
Couples with any Jewish ancestry, even those with mixed heritage, should have carrier screening.
Prior to testing consult with a genetic counselor to review the best options for screening.
The best time to be screened is before pregnancy – carrier couples have multiple reproductive options to build a healthy family.
Explore your options for up-to-date testing before any pregnancy – screening panels improve over time and diseases are often added.
If you have had any genetic testing, it is important to review your results with a genetic counselor.