Is it important?
Before you plan your D-Day, here’s something important for you. You might prioritize your partner’s personality, his/ her attributes and how compatible you both are. But information about your intended partner’s health is what many of us miss out on.
Yes, it is as significant as any other aspect. If you talk about matching a blood group, it is not necessary. But what plays a significant role is to know your partner’s ABO and Rh blood type.
What are ABO and Rh?
ABO includes all blood types such as O, A, B and AB. Rh is a compound that may or may not be present on the surface of red blood cells. A test which is conducted to know an individual’s Rh, determines whether the person is Rh-positive or Rh-negative.
Why knowing ABO and Rh is important?
If an Rh-negative female marries an Rh-positive male, there is a possibility they will have an Rh-positive baby. This condition can lead to Rh isoimmunization, which means during the baby’s development in the womb, baby’s blood might enter mother’s body. This situation can increase the possibility of producing antibodies in the mother’s body. And as the baby’s Rh positive blood is foreign for the mother’s immune system, it can visit across the placenta and enter the baby’s blood which can destroy the baby’s Rh-positive red blood cells. Baby can become prone to various diseases like anaemia and jaundice.
Therefore, if you know your partner ABO and Rh, you can inform your doctor which might help in taking precautionary steps during pregnancy and childbirth.
Medical must-do tests before your wedding
HIV and STDs
HIV AND STDs: These diseases are highly contagious and knowing if your partner has HIV or STDs, can help you prevent the infection.
FERTILITY TEST: This mostly goes by the choice of couples. If you want to plan for babies after your marriage, you can go for a fertility test. Fertility test involves semen analysis to hormonal analysis and ultrasound.
GENETIC MEDICAL HISTORY: It’s wise to get the information about his/ her family’s medical history. As there are some ailments that run through the family, knowing them beforehand can help you to take appropriate precautions.
THALASSEMIA TEST: This is an important test as it can prevent the chances of birth defect in children. When both the partners who have thalassemia minor get married, the chances are high that your child may get some birth defects.
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