RH Factor

An Antibody with antigen occuring in the red blood cells.

Complications and Defects

RH Factor causes defects and complications of your baby if you and your husband are opposite RH factor blood types. There is no cause and there is no way to prevent which blood type you have.


Tests

When you first realize you are pregnant, you have to go and get a normal blood test, and that's all you need to figure out which blood type you are.


Treatment

The only treatment you can have is to go to your doctor and get a shot of RH immunoglobulin while you are pregnant.


How to prevent

There is no way to prevent it, but you can treat the mother during pregnancy, and that with help the baby.


Works cited

"RH factor." www.americanpregnacy.org . © 2011 www.americanpregnacy.org., 8 october 2013. Web. 8 Nov 2013. <www.americanpregnacy.org/rhf>.



"Rh factor blood test ." Mayo Clinic. Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, n.d. Web. 8 Nov 2013. <www.mayoclinic.com/health/rh-factor/MY01163‎>.