What are Prenatal Labs?

As your Midwife, I offer in-house prenatal labs. You will not have to take the time to go to a freestanding lab, I can draw all of the necessary blood at your visit. Initial prenatal blood work includes the following: Blood Type This test determines your blood type (O, A, B or AB) and whether or not you have the Rh factor (Rhesus factor) on your blood cells. Rh is an inherited trait that refers to a specific protein found on the surface of red blood cells. If your blood has the protein, you are Rh positive. If your blood lacks the protein, you are Rh negative. If you are Rh negative and your baby is Rh positive, a subsequent baby could develop a life-threatening anemia. There is a product

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