Why I Took a Genetic Test Before Starting a Family

Sarah Cohen and Eric Hinman who live in Moab, Utah love doing outdoorsy activities together—everything from mountain biking to hiking, and even BASE jumping (jumping off of high objects like buildings or mountains and using a parachute to descend safely to the ground.)

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And the couple’s next adventure might be their biggest one yet—they’re thinking about having a baby! As a chiropractor, Sarah is proactive about her wellbeing, making healthy lifestyle choices whenever possible. Her most recent one? Taking Invitae’s genetic carrier screening test.

Watch the video to learn why Sarah has always been curious about genetic testing, and what her results are able to teach her about her genetic makeup and that of her future children—plus, why it could be a good move for you too.

Amy Schlinger is a health and fitness writer and editor based in New York City whose work has appeared in Men’s Health, Women’s Health, The New York Post, Self, Shape, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, and more; The National Academy for Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer (NASM-CPT) is extremely passionate about healthy living and can often be found strength training at the gym when she isn’t interviewing trainers, doctors, medical professionals, nutritionists, or pro athletes for stories. 

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Source : Elle