We help you to assess the risks and choose the best solution
It is designed for anybody who wants to discover or rule out whether they have or could develop a genetic disorder or hereditary disease and pass it on to their offspring.
At the visit, we study your medical and family history to assess the potential risks and inform you about all the available diagnostic tests and reproductive medicine options currently available in each case so that you and your partner can make the best health and family planning decisions for you.
Who is it for
Although anyone can request genetic counselling, there are situations where the visit is especially recommended:
- If you or your partner have a personal or family history of hereditary diseases or cancer.
- If there is a consanguineous relationship between you and your partner.
- If you have an adverse reproductive history (recurrent miscarriage or history of foetal genetic abnormalities in previous pregnancies) or a previous child with a birth defect.
- If you suspect that you or your partner may have a fertility problem with a genetic cause.
- If you are pregnant and want to know in advance whether your child has a genetic alteration or if tests indicate the existence of a foetal genetic problem.
For each situation, we offer specific tests for diagnosis, preventive advice and options so that you can decide and choose the best solution.
Why choose us
Ours is a multi-disciplinary, highly specialised medical team, with extensive experience in gynaecological health, fertility, pregnancy and assisted reproduction.
We are at the technological forefront of genomic medicine and were one of the first private gynaecological clinics to set up its own Genetics Unit.
Tailored care and monitoring in an integrated circuit: we accompany you throughout the process and integrate all the services you may need (counselling, diagnostic tests, analysis and assessment) in a single clinic, located in a first-rate hospital setting.
We have an expert committee that meets on a weekly basis to evaluate individual cases and establish the guidelines to follow.
Mar, aged 28, Barcelona
"My sister was diagnosed with breast cancer when her son was three and she could not have any more children after chemotherapy. I was worried that something similar might happen to me. So I asked for advice. The doctor told me that having any of the genes that can encourage the development of cancer does not mean that you will develop the disease but that if I was worried and was not planning on becoming a mother in the short term, I could vitrify my eggs to preserve my fertility. I'm currently single but this option has left me feeling much more relaxed."
Marta, aged 36, Barcelona
"I'm pregnant with my first baby and the triple screening test came back a little abnormal, so I had a non-invasive prenatal test. I was given the results in the laboratory but got scared because they seemed to be saying that there was some sort of abnormality so, before having the amniocentesis, I decided to visit Dexeus Mujer. There, I felt far more confident and left feeling much more relaxed; besides answering all my questions, they advised me of the potential risks, which meant that I was better informed to make a decision."