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Genetic Counseling

Genetic counseling plays an important role in overcoming fertility challenges. RADfertility’s testing capabilities enable you to make informed decisions when planning your pregnancy.

What Is Genetic Counseling?

Genetic Counseling is a very important part of both preconception and prenatal care. The role of a genetic counselor is to assess genetic risks for a couple and provide education and support for couples considering genetic testing. Counseling sessions typically involve reviewing a couple’s complete family medical history and discussing genetic testing options. Understanding a couple’s risk for passing on genetic diseases or for the pregnancy to be affected with chromosome abnormalities can greatly enhance patient outcomes.

For patients pursuing IVF, preimplantation genetic testing can significantly improve pregnancy rates, by identifying those embryos that are genetically and chromosomally normal.

Good Candidates for Genetic Counseling

All RADfertility patients are offered carrier screening for common genetic diseases. However patients with the following histories may consider further genetic counseling. 

  • History of multiple miscarriages
  • Family history of genetic diseases
  • Patient or partner is a carrier for a genetic disease
  • Advanced maternal age (>35) or advanced paternal age (>40)

Genetic Testing Offered at RADfertility

Genetic carrier screenings are available for all patients considering starting a family. This test can tell you whether you carry a gene for certain genetic disorders and screens patients for a variety of the most commonly diagnosed genetic diseases, such as Cystic Fibrosis, Fragile X and Spinal Muscular Atrophy.

Preimplantation genetic testing (PGT) encompasses three different types of genetic testing on embryos including:

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Genetic Counseling

Get to Know Stephanie Hill, MS, LCGC

GENETIC COUNSELOR

RADfertility is one of the few fertility centers that has a genetic counselor on staff to meet with patients. Stephanie Hill, MS, LCGC brings over 16 years of experience in genetic counseling and loves that there is always something new to learn since the field of genetics is always changing! Her combined knowledge of genetics and her personal history of infertility helps her to be a more compassionate genetic counselor.

Free Second Opinion Consult

Call (302) 602-8822 to speak to one of our Patient Navigators and schedule your free second opinion consult. Please mention this offer when you call.

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PGT-A

Preimplantation genetic testing for aneuploidies (PGT-A) is a tool used to optimize the efficiency of IVF, increasing the likelihood of a successful pregnancy.

PGT-M and PGT-SR

Preimplantation genetic testing for monogenic/single gene defects (PGT-M) and (PGT-SR) are tests that help evaluate embryos for genetic risk factors.

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Stephanie Hill, MS, LCGC

Stephanie Hill, MS, LCGC brings over 16 years of experience in genetic counseling to the team.

Peggy Sue O.

★★★★★

"I feel so lucky to have found RADfertility. I tried two other clinics before I expanded my search and found RADfertility. I drive an hour each way to go to them but I don’t regret a thing. They are so caring and so professional. Every time I message them they respond quickly. Every time I see them they have a friendly smile and warm welcome. They explain everything so well and I never feel lost in the process as I did elsewhere. They also took the time to figure out what was wrong. Other clinics threw up their hands, said 'I don’t know' and pushed me to try IVF."

TJ P.

★★★★★

"Dr. Feinberg and the entire staff at RADfertility are absolutely amazing. The receptionists, coordinators, nurses, and lab staff are compassionate, caring, and straight forward. I’ve had a 12-year infertility journey and I’ve tried other clinics but RADfertility was the only one I felt at ease with. They answered any questions that I had and were there any time I needed them. My coordinator, Amy, was the absolute best and always had my back. Dr. Feinberg’s dedication to his patients is incredible. You are not just a number there, you are a person with individualized needs and care."

Anupama P.

★★★★★

"The RADfertility team gives you so much emotional support and positivity that it adds to your strength and keeps you focused on the end goal - a healthy and happy baby."

Samantha G.

★★★★★

"My journey with RADfertility and Dr. McGuirk started when my husband and I were trying to conceive and were having difficulty. We went to RADfertility, where we met Dr. McGuirk. I always say she changed my life and 'fixed' me. Dr. McGuirk is always learning more about endometriosis and how to help her patients. She’s brilliant and truly cares for you! I’m eternally grateful to her and everyone at RADfertility for their unwavering support, love, and care."

Annette D.

★★★★★

"Every step of our journey was tailored to us. We were treated so respectfully. Every detail was clearly explained and we felt so comfortable. Rhonda Wright was a Godsend and inspiring. I highly recommend this place! I cried when my weekly appointments were done and I 'graduated.'"

Amy W.

★★★★★

"The day I met Dr. Neithardt I knew she was the perfect doctor for me. Dr. Neithardt was so compassionate every step of the way. She held my hand, she hugged away tears, and continued to give me hope. There are not enough 'thank you's' in the world for Dr. Neithardt and the whole RADfertility team who will forever have a special place in my heart."

Shannon M.

★★★★★

"RADfertility's staff has heart and provided me with exceptional health care. I knew I was in good hands and felt like we were in this together. The doctors and nursing staff always answered all of my questions and provided thorough information about all of my options. I am so fortunate and appreciative of the care that I received at RADfertility. They go above and beyond."

Megan L.

★★★★★

"I cannot begin to explain how wonderful RADfertility is. We were frustrated with trying to start a family and it not working for us. The entire team of doctors and nurses made us feel comfortable and hopeful that we would be parents. We experienced so many ups and downs but we never felt like we were on our IVF journey alone, we had our RADfertility team every step of the way. If you're looking for a supportive team on the IVF journey, look no further. RADfertility is the absolute best."

Anonymous on FertilityIQ

★★★★★

"Dr. Schillings always kept us informed and never gave up on us. She always explained our options and risks with each procedure. She called us personally when there were any issues or sensitive subjects to cover. Dr. Schillings was the first doctor that had answers for us and wanted to help us have our miracle baby!"

Anonymous on Vitals

★★★★★

"Dr. Mitchell is the best physician I have ever had. She is incredibly caring and spends as much time as I need to have all of my questions answered. She goes above and beyond to make me feel comfortable and informed."

Newark Office

4735 Ogletown-Stanton Road
Medical Arts Pavilion 2
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Newark, DE 19713

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