HEALTH TIPS: Rhesus Factor Awareness
Have you ever heard of the word Rhesus?, I will tell you, seat back and enjoy this brief lecture. Please understand that each time I use the abbreviation like “Rh” just know that am referring to ‘Rhesus’.
REASON FOR THIS AWARENESS LECTURE IS BECAUSE IT CAUSES MISCARRIAGES ALOT DURING PREGNANCY.
Oya Less Swim In The Lecture Now.
“Rh” factor is a protein that can be present on the surface of the red-blood cell. People that have the Rh factor are Rh positive +, those who do not have the Rh factor are grouped as Rh negative-.
The + and – in front of the blood group is the rhesus factor. So we A+, A-, O+, O-, B+, B-, AB+, AB-. Rhesus factor is genetic, it’s gotten from the parents emphatically the man.
Now that we are clear on what Rh factor is let us move further to why it causes miscarriages .
If you are Rh positive eg (a+, b+, o+, ab+) you are safe, but if you are negative eg (a-, B-, AB-, O-) you are not. If are a male Rh – you are safe, if you are a female you aren’t safe. If you a rh- woman and you get pregnant for a man who is rh- you are safe but if you get pregnant for a man who is Rh+ you aren’t safe.
Most people are Rh positive only very few are negative, the possibility for a rh- woman to find a rh- man is slim, that’s where the problem lies.
Let us assume Simbi is rh- and during her school days she aborted a pregnancy, the man called Ali who got her pregnant then was rh+, obviously her baby was rh+.
During abortion, the rh+ blood came in contact with her rh- blood. That was the beginning of her problem.
Once rh- comes in contact with an rh+, a certain antibodies are activated. This antibodies are activated to stop anything they think is a threat from coming into the body. E.g a baby. A rh- woman with an activated antibodies would keep having miscarriages, the antibodies would keep fighting and taking off any foetus. The woman might end up childless and if not properly informed might think she is under a demonic oppression, she will be spending nights in Churches out of ignorance. She may even think that God has forsaken Her.
Women with activated antibodies are RH sensitized and once this antibodies are activated it can never be deactivated until the woman dies.
Antibodies are activated in a rh- woman by abortion, ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage and child birth.
During child birth of a rh- woman who Continue Reading