Blood group typing in pregnancy is important for various reasons. Standard blood groups are A, B, AB or O. Each group is additionally labelled either positive (+) or negative (-), which denotes what is called Rhesus factor. The Rhesus factor is a marker on the red blood cells, and majority of people have this factor and are labelled Rhesus positive. However, about one in every ten people are Rhesus negative.
The festive season is already with us, there is going to be lots of wining and dining in the next couple of weeks. However, prudence is required in order to avoid the health risks usually associated with all the merry making. Everyone should selectively make the healthiest choices for food, drink and behaviour as they celebrate Christmas, either with family or friends.
The womb (uterus in medical terms) is a key organ that defines women and their reproductive potential. It’s a dynamic organ that responds in a predictable manner to female hormones produced by the ovaries. As soon as reproductive maturity is achieved, the uterus always keeps itself ready in anticipation for a potential pregnancy.