While the rhesus examination aims in more detail, namely to determine positive and negative rhesus in mother and fetus. Meanwhile, negative and positive rhesus is determined by the protein and carbohydrate content in the blood. Mothers who have D-antigen in their blood are classified as rhesus positive, while those who do not have D-antigen can be said to be rhesus negative. For mothers who have a negative rhesus while the fetus has a positive content, your husband who has a positive rhesus will have damage to the red blood cells in the baby and have developmental problems in the fetus, miscarriage and even death of the baby
Blood tests are generally performed at 10 to 12 weeks of gestation and will be performed again at 28 weeks of gestation. In addition to checking blood type and rhesus, iron and hemoglobin levels in the blood are very important to be checked to determine the health condition of pregnant women. Especially pregnant women who have a history of anemia. The risk of anemia during pregnancy will be doubled considering the need for extra iron is needed in the development of your fetus. Besides that, the hemoglobin test aims to determine the hemoglobin level in the development of your pregnancy.
Blood tests also function to find out the antibodies that you have to maintain the health of you and the fetus in warding off some viruses and bacteria that cause disease. If there is a decrease in the antibodies you have during pregnancy, prevention can be done. One example is avoiding people who have contracted rubella, especially for those of you who are experiencing the first trimester of pregnancy and after giving birth you need immunizations because during pregnancy you are not allowed to get rubella immunization.
Medical assistance is very helpful for you to maintain pregnancy, especially your fetal development. In addition, you need to pay attention to the health of you and the fetus through blood tests to find out the possibility of your baby having a genetic disorder that can be passed on from you or your husband. One of the genetic disorders that is often worried about is cystic fibrosis, which is a disease that causes a buildup in fibriosis and also in the formation of cysts that will interfere with the health of organs such as the pancreas gland and even your digestive and respiratory tracts. As for some other genetic disorders that may be caused are having high cholesterol and deformities of blood cells, thalassemia or the presence of amino acids in the formation of hemoglobin in the body and the presence of diseases related to fat in cells, especially affecting the nerves and brain cells.