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Heather Fisher, M.S.

Is genetic screening recommended during pregnancy if you’ve had IVF?

Even if you get preimplantation genetic testing with IVF, pregnancy is a blank slate. Learn why you might still want genetic screening during pregnancy.

How does a father’s age affect fertility and a baby’s health?

How can a dad’s age affect fertility? Explore potential age-related risks to sperm health, pregnancy, and the baby’s future health.

Can genetic testing explain the cause of recurrent miscarriages?

Half of all miscarriages are caused by chromosomal abnormalities. Leen Al-Hafez, M.D., and Heather Fisher, M.S., discuss when genetic testing might be valuable after a miscarriage.

Amniocentesis and CVS: FAQs about the prenatal diagnostic duo

Chorionic villus sampling and amniocentesis provide definitive answers about a baby’s genetics before birth. Learn about these safe, quick procedures.

What noninvasive prenatal testing can (and can’t) tell you about your baby

Noninvasive prenatal testing (NIPT) screens for chromosomal abnormalities before birth, and the terms you’ll see in the results can be scary. Get definitions for common terms in this Your Pregnancy Matters blog.

Planning for pregnancy? Peek into your genetic compatibility with carrier screening

Planning for pregnancy? Your DNA can provide insights into your future baby’s health. Explore genetic carrier screening with genetic counselor Heather Fisher, M.S.