The Value of Family History in the Prenatal Care Clinic

NCHPEG created this resource for educators on family health history in prenatal care. The grand round curriculum "The Value of Family History in the Prenatal Care Practice" explores the benefit of applying family health history in primary care prenatal practice.

This 60-minute presentation is targeted to the primary care prenatal provider, including Obstetricians, Nurse Midwives, Nurse Practitioners, Family Medicine providers, Physician Assistants, and other prenatal care providers. It is appropriate for clinical trainees, medical residents, and practicing providers.

This PowerPoint slide set with presentation notes provides information on collecting and interpreting family health history and applies these concepts through three interactive case studies:

  • Neural tube defects
  • Fragile X syndrome
  • Sickle cell anemia

A webinar recording of the presentation is also available.

Type Course
CME Available No
Cost Free

Curriculum development.

Date of Resource

Genomic Competencies

Experts from the disciplines listed below have tagged this resource as fulfulling genomic competencies.

Genetic Counselor

  • Genetics Expertise and Analysis
    • 1:   Demonstrate and utilize a depth and breadth of understanding and knowledge of genetics and genomics core concepts and principles.
      • 1a:   Demonstrate knowledge of principles of human, medical, and public health genetics and genomics and their related sciences.
    • 2:   Integrate knowledge of psychosocial aspects of conditions with a genetic component to promote client well-being.
      • 2c:   Recognize the importance of understanding the lived experiences of people with various genetic/genomic conditions.
    • 3:   Construct relevant, targeted and comprehensive personal and family histories and pedigrees.
      • 3d:   Elicit and assess pertinent information relating to medical, developmental, pregnancy and psychosocial histories.
    • 4:   Identify, assess, facilitate, and integrate genetic testing options in genetic counseling practice.
      • 4e:   Interpret the clinical implications of genetic test reports.
    • 5:   Assess individuals' and their relatives' probability of conditions with a genetic component or carrier status based on their pedigree, test result(s), and other pertinent information.
      • 5a:   Assess probability of conditions with a genetic component or carrier status using relevant knowledge and data based on pedigree analysis, inheritance patterns, genetic epidemiology, quantitative genetics principles, and mathematical calculations.
      • 5b:   Incorporate the results of screening, diagnostic and predictive genetic/genomic tests to provide accurate risk assessment for clients.
      • 5c:   Evaluate familial implications of genetic/genomic test results.
      • 5d:   Identify and integrate relevant information about environmental and lifestyle factors into the risk assessment.