Rhesus or RH Factor is an inherited trait that refers to a specific protein found on the surface of red blood cells. If your blood has the protein, you’re Rh positive. Rhesus Positive (Rh+) is the most common Rh factor. If your blood lacks the protein, you’re Rhesus Negative (Rh -). The Rh Factor can affect pregnancy. Your pregnancy needs special care if you’re Rh negative and your baby’s father is Rh positive. If you’re pregnant, your health care provider may recommend an Rh factor test during your first prenatal visit. The Rh factor test is a basic blood test used to determine if you’re Rh positive or Rh negative.
Also, if you happen to be Rhesus Negative PLEASE ASK for a FETAL BLOOD TYPE TEST!! If you are Rh- and the baby is Rh-, this will for one inform you of you babies type and will also make it so you DO NOT need to receive the RhoGAM Injection. It is very important to find out the fetal blood type SAFELY by drawing a small amount of the mothers blood. There is NO harm to the fetus this way. The reason I suggest having the fetal blood test done is because a tremendous increase has been seen with infants having Autism, ADHD, and SID in association with the mother having received the RhoGAM injections when her and the child both had the same blood type. If you are both Rh-, then why medicate. In the USA and the UK the injections are given regardless!! AGAIN…Why medicate if you do not need to?