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13 Feb 2003

pregnant and bp problem
i'm six months pregnant, and i went for ante-natal clinic they said "my bp is 130/90. Is that so bad, what can i do to reduce to normal and what's the nomal bp .

and they've taken blood, what's the Rhesus Factor (d) and it must be positive or negative.
and they've also check RPR Screen and is non- reactive.

they said: The RPR can be negative in very early Syphilis and revert to negative in very late Syphili and in successfully treated Syphillis

can you explain all this

thank you
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01 Jan 0001

NS, we want your BP to stay below 140/90 during pregnancy, so at the moment you’re fine.
The Rhesus (Rh) antigen is an antigen in the red cell membrane. About 85% of Caucasians are Rh positive and of course have no Rh antibodies (otherwise they would destroy their own blood for the reasons mentioned above). Rh antibodies only develop when Rh-negative blood is exposed to incompatible Rh-positive blood. In other words, naturally occurring Rh antibodies do not exist in people that are Rh negative. If you have Rh antigens you are O, A, B or AB positive, if not, you will be O, A, B or AB negative.
If the mother is Rh negative and the father is Rh positive, the baby may be Rh positive. If the mother’s blood is exposed to the baby’s blood during the pregnancy or birth, it will make Rh antibodies. This will do nothing to the mother, but these antibodies will attack the Rh-positive blood of the next baby and can lead to severe problems and even the baby’s death. There will be no problems if the mother is Rh positive and the father is Rh negative or if they have the same Rh type.
RPR is the test for syphilis and if it’s non-reactive it means that you don’t have syphilis. You’re to young to be in the late phase of syphilis and if you really consider yourself a high risk for developing syphilis, you can have the tests repeated in a month’s time to make sure. If you have more questions you’re welcome to ask, but just post them as new questions or I won’t get them. Good luck.
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