Prenatal Genetic Clinic

Akron Children's Genetic Center offers prenatal screening services that allow our genetic counselors to assist couples concerned about their chance of having a baby with a birth defect or genetic condition. Read More...


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At Akron Children's prenatal clinic, genetic counselors explain prenatal testing options, interpret test results, discuss treatment options and provide supportive counseling. Genetic counselors also obtain family and pregnancy histories and provide risk assessments.

We deliver the information in a non-directive manner, so you can make your own decisions when considering prenatal testing options.

Who May Benefit From Prenatal Services?

You and your partner may benefit if you have concerns related to:

  • Your ages
  • Prenatal screening and diagnostic testing options
  • Prenatal screening or ultrasound results
  • A known, suspected or family history of a genetic condition, birth defect, mental retardation or developmental delay
  • A history of unexplained pregnancy loss or infertility
  • Chronic medical conditions, such as diabetes or epilepsy
  • Use of certain medications
  • Exposure to potentially harmful substances
  • Maternal exposure to infection, such as chicken pox or cytomegalovirus
  • Ethnic background with an increased risk for a specific condition


What To Expect

During your visit to Akron Children's prenatal clinic, a genetic counselor will:

  • Review your family, health, immunization and reproductive histories
  • Evaluate and assess possible risks that may affect your pregnancy
  • Discuss the prenatal screening and diagnostic tests that are available
  • Review any prior screening and diagnostic test results, if applicable


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Prenatal Genetic Clinic
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Akron Children's Hospital
Genetic Center
300 Locust St., Suite 500
Akron , OH 44302
Phone: 330-543-8792
Fax: 330-543-3677
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