Originally Posted by Natalie_ca
Bloodwork before marriage was never about DNA testing. The test used to be required to ensure that you and your betrothed were free of venereal disease, chiefly syphilis. In addition to that it also tested for blood type and Rh Factor.
If you are an Rh-negative female and your husband is Rh-positive, as revealed by your premarital blood test, you run the risk of having an Rh-positive child. Which means that you would produce antibodies against your own child's blood. If you are planning to have children it is important to know if you are Rh-positive or negative so the proper precautions may be taken
I'm living proof of that danger. :/ I'm the third child and my mom was RH-, my dad RH+. All three of us have my dad's blood type. My mom supposedly had the shot to prevent danger after my oldest brother was born, but not after my other brother was born. I was an "oops" baby. I had to have two blood transfusions shortly after my birth.
Those transfusions led to other possible
health issues, mainly HIVS or AIDS, but luckily all my tests came back negative in 1987.
But, for the topic, I think it's their choice whether they should stay together or not. Personally, I think I would make the same choice, as it just seems...icky to me.