Rh Factor

Megan Skoch

What is it?

The Rh Factor is a a protein found on the surface of red blood cells. To determine the Rh factor, you must be tested. Rh negative means there is no protein found on the red blood cells. Rh positive means there is protein. If an expecting mother is Rh negative, and their baby is Rh positive, there will be serious side effects.

Works Cited

"The Rh Factor: How It Can Affect Your Pregnancy." Wyoming OB-GYN, LLC. Scott Treutlein, 2007. Web. 12 Oct. 2015. <http://www.wyomingobgyn.com/index.php/info/maternity_articles/the_rh_factor_how_it_can_affect_your_pregnancy/>.


Jick MD, FACOG, Bryan. "Rh Factor in Pregnancy." Pregnancy Corner Rh Factor in Pregnancy Comments. 1 June 2014. Web. 13 Oct. 2015. <http://www.pregnancycorner.com/being-pregnant/complications/rh-factor.html>.