In the field of health, blood types of A, B, AB and O (or ABO) is a classification that has been popular and known by many people. However, there is another blood type that Mothers should know, namely blood type based on Rhesus. This blood rhesus is divided into two based on the content of antigen (carbohydrate and protein), they are positif rhesus or Rh+ (antigen) and negative rhesus or Rh- (no antigen).
Like in the blood type of ABO, this blood rhesus is influenced by a hereditary factor. For example, the Mother has Rh+ and the Father has Rh- or vice versa, then the Child can have Rh+ or Rh.
There are several things Mothers should know about this rhesus, as follows:
If currently Mothers have not yet checked the rhesus type in their family, it’s better to check it in the lab immediately. Thus if something happens to the Mother’s family and it needs blood transfusion, they can find the right blood type.