The genetic consulting service is based on communication with patients. If you are concerned about the possible genetic load of your offspring, then you should definitely visit the geneticist.
Your general practitioner or gynaecologist can issue the recommendation for a genetic consultation. In some cases it is possible to come without a doctor’s recommendation. It is important to realize that all the information provided to the geneticist is confidential. The geneticist may inform you impartially about his findings and further advise you about your situation, but is not authorised to determine your future course of action. All final decisions about suggested procedures are the inalienable rights of the consulting persons.
Keep in mind that deciding to visit the geneticist should not give you the slightest reason for concern.