While most babies are born healthy, genetic diseases are not uncommon. In fact, genetics is one of the main factors which determines whether an embryo will result in a healthy baby. Couples may be at increased risk for a genetic anomaly in their offspring due to hereditary diseases, advanced maternal age, or other factors. RBA offers comprehensive preconception genetic services as part of our fertility care. Our patients have access to in-house genetic counseling designed to help educate patients about their genetic risks and assist them in making informed decisions about what genetic screening may or may not be indicated for them.
Director of Genetic Services
Jamie Dokson is our Director of Genetic Services and a board certified genetic counselor, with clinical experience and significant expertise in reproductive and prenatal genetics. She received her B.A. from Brown University, and her M.S. in Genetic Counseling from Johns Hopkins University. She is board certified in Genetic Counseling by the American Board of Genetic Counselors (ABGC) and has licensure in 10 states. At RBA, Jamie provides counseling for couples with a range of fertility problems, concerns about medical or family history, and advanced maternal age. She also meets with couples considering undergoing PGD and with all potential egg and embryo donors. Jamie is an active member of the National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) and the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM).
Please contact Jamie Dokson with any questions related to genetics. You can reach Jamie by email at: [email protected]