Where We Live: Prenatal Genetic Testing

As technology improves, expecting mothers can have less invasive testing.

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Where We Live: Prenatal Genetic Testing

Pregnancy brings a rollercoaster of emotions for women and their partners.

Those 9 months bring parents anxiety, excitement, a sense of wonder, and joy. It's during the first trimester when mothers are first asked about whether they want to have genetic tests done to check on the baby's development.

How do parents decide if they want to undergo tests and what happens when results come back with news they weren't expecting?

Today, we'll have a conversation with a genetics counselor and parents about testing and the decisions they make during the pregnancy.

We'll also ask a bio-ethicist what genetic testing says about us.