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Preparing for Parenthood

Prenatal Genetic Counseling

Genetic counselors work with people who are either planning to have a baby or are pregnant to determine whether they carry the genes for certain inherited disorders. Find out more.

Prenatal Tests: FAQs

Every parent-to-be hopes for a healthy baby, but it can be hard not to worry. Find out what tests can keep you informed of your health — and your baby's — throughout pregnancy.

Prenatal Tests: First Trimester

Find out what tests may be offered to you during the first trimester of pregnancy.

Prenatal Tests: Second Trimester

Find out what tests may be offered to you during weeks 13 through 26 of pregnancy.

Prenatal Tests: Third Trimester

Find out what tests may be offered to you during weeks 27 through 40 of pregnancy.

Preparing for Multiple Births

Are you expecting more than one baby? Find out how to take care of yourself and prepare for your multiple birth experience.

Preparing Your Child for a New Sibling

The arrival of a new baby can cause lots of changes. But parents can prepare kids for an addition to the family.

When Your Teen Is Having a Baby

If your daughter is pregnant and planning to have the baby, many changes await your family. How can you support her through the challenges to come?