15Protecting The Baby Is Priority
RH Factor in the blood is a substance called an antigen. This antigen produces antibodies to fight foreign invaders like viruses, bacteria and transplanted organs. This is not a problem for a woman in a pregnancy unless she and her fetus have different RH Factor in their blood. This could
result in complications like anemia, jaundice or a premature birth. Once a woman’s blood is tested, if this is found to be the case, she would be given injections to help guard against any issues during the pregnancy for her or her baby. This would help her body and the baby’s to be compatible in utero. If the parents have different RH Factors, it is possible the baby will inherit the father's and have a different RH Factor from the mother.