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Rh factor blood test

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Rh factor blood test
Overview Rhesus (Rh) factor is an inherited protein found on the surface of red blood cells. If your blood has the protein, you're Rh positive. If your blood lacks the protein, you're Rh negative.
Rh positive is the most common blood type. Having an Rh negative blood type is not an illness and usually does not affect your health. However, it can affect your pregnancy. Your pregnancy needs special care if you're Rh negative and your baby is Rh positive (Rh incompatibility). A baby can inherit the Rh factor from either parent. Your health care provider will recommend a blood type and Rh factor screening test during your first prenatal visit. This will identify whether your blood cells carry the Rh factor protein.
Why it's done During pregnancy, problems can occur if you're Rh negative and the baby you're carrying is Rh positive. Usually, your blood doesn't…

The Rh Factor: How It Can Affect Your Pregnancy

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The Rh Factor: How It Can Affect Your Pregnancy

What is the Rh factor? The Rh factor is a protein that can be found on the surface of red blood cells. If your blood cells have this protein, you are Rh positive. If your blood cells do not have this protein, you are Rh negative.
How does a person get the Rh factor? The Rh factor is inherited, meaning it is passed from parent to child through genes. The fetus can inherit the Rh factor from the father or the mother.
Can the Rh factor cause problems during pregnancy? Yes. During pregnancy, problems can occur if you are Rh negative and your fetus is Rh positive. When a woman is Rh negative and her fetus is Rh positive, it is called Rh incompatibility.
What happens if there is Rh incompatibility during pregnancy? If the blood of an Rh-positive fetus gets into the bloodstream of an Rh-negative woman, her body will understand it is not …