While most genetic disorders occur in patients with no relevant family history or risk factors, patients who have a family history of concern often benefit from genetic counseling.
Mary E. Norton, MD
Obstetricians need to have a strategy to provide basic pretest education and counseling to their pregnant patients.
In a busy obstetrical practice, use of a family history questionnaire or checklist is usually the most practical means of assessment.
As new screening options become available, ob/gyns must be able to counsel their pregnant patients appropriately.
This summary of SMFM Consult Series #46 reviews major considerations in evaluation and management of polyhydramnios.
Ventriculomegaly, or dilation of the fetal cerebral ventricles, is a relatively common ﬁnding on prenatal ultrasound. This summary of SMFM Consult Series #45 reviews key points for diagnosis, evaluation, and management of mild fetal ventriculomegaly.