Preconception and Prenatal Counselling

Genetic counsellor with client


Individuals/ couples who are currently pregnant or are planning a pregnancy may be referred to the Genetics Program for any of the following reasons:

  • 3 or more miscarriages
  • Age of 40 years or older at delivery
  • Exposure to potentially harmful substances (drugs, alcohol, radiation, chemicals, infectious agents) during pregnancy
  • Positive prenatal screening result
  • Abnormal ultrasound findings
  • Previous child with a birth defect
  • Previous child with a chromosome abnormality or other genetic disorder
  • Specific ethnic group that may have a higher incidence of certain disorders (e.g. Tay Sachs in Ashkenazi Jewish, Cystic Fibrosis in Caucasians)
  • Consanguinity (couples who are related "by blood"; e.g. first cousins)


Additional information:

North Bay
Parry Sound
Burk's Falls

681 Commercial Street 705.474.1400
8:30 - 4:30 Monday to Friday

70 Joseph Street Unit #302 705.746.5801
8:30 - 4:30 Monday to Friday

17 Copeland Street 1.800.563.2808
By Appointment Only