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Prenatal Testing and Genetic Counseling

Pregnancy can be a wonderful and exciting time of anticipation. Most pregnancies result in healthy babies. However, 3-5 percent of all babies are born with birth defects regardless of your history, exposure, or age.

Contact Us
  • Maternal-Fetal Medicine
    Bedford, NH
    Phone: (603) 695-2902
    Fax: (603) 623-7216

    Dover, NH
    Phone: (603) 516-0092
    Fax: (603) 516-0093

    Lebanon, NH (DHMC)
    Phone: (603) 653-9306

    Nashua, NH
    Phone: (603) 577-4300
    Fax: (603) 577-3497
  • Nurse Midwife Service
    Lebanon, NH (DHMC)
    Phone: (603) 653-9303
  • Obstetrics, Gynecology & Nurse Midwifery
    Bedford, NH
    Phone: (603) 695-2900
    Fax: (603) 629-1771

    Bennington, VT
    Phone: (802) 442-9600
    Fax: (802) 447-9687

    Concord, NH
    Phone: (603) 226-6117
    Fax: (603) 229-5492

    Keene, NH
    Phone: (603) 354-6640
    Fax: (603) 354-6645

    Lebanon, NH (DHMC)
    Phone: (603) 653-9300

    Manchester, NH
    Phone: (603) 695-2900
    Fax: (603) 695-2919

    Nashua, NH
    Phone: (603) 577-4300
    Fax: (603) 577-4318
  • Prenatal Testing & Genetic Counseling
    Bedford, NH
    Phone: (603) 695-2902
    Fax: (603) 623-7216

    Lebanon, NH (DHMC)
    Phone: (603) 653-6025

    Nashua, NH
    Phone: (603) 577-4300
    Fax: (603) 577-3497

For this reason, all women are offered the option of screening and diagnostic tests during their pregnancies to determine whether they are at a higher risk to have a baby with certain types of birth defects. If you wish, you may speak with a genetic counselor from our Prenatal Diagnosis Program at any time, even before you become pregnant.

The decision to have any testing is up to you, and you can discuss it further with your doctor or midwife. You may choose to take additional tests depending on your family history, health, and pregnancy symptoms.

This video and our companion booklet can help you determine whether prenatal screening is right for you.