The Relationship Between AB0 and Rh Blood Types and Common Physical Complaints During Pregnancy

Çitil E. T., Çitil Canbay F.

Health Sciences Journal of Adıyaman University, vol.9, no.2, pp.95-103, 2023 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)


Aim:This research aimed to determine the relationship between AB0 and Rh blood types and the ordinary physical conditions in pregnancy.

Materials and methods: The research was carried out with 600 pregnant women in the third trimester between 01/10/2021 and 01/10/2022.

Results: The mean gestational week of the pregnant women participating in the research was 32.30±6.45. When the common complaints during pregnancy were examined according to AB0 blood types, it was determined that pregnant women of 0 blood type had more complaints. It was determined that pregnant women of different blood types experienced different complaints and the results were significant (p<0.05). In addition, there was no significant correlation between some diseases and AB0 blood types (p>0.05). Similarly, when the results regarding the Rh factor were examined, it was determined that Rh+ and Rh- were protective against some complaints and cause a risk for others.

Conclusion: The significant correlation between blood types and ordinary complaints during pregnancy and that women of different blood types experience different complaints can be a guide for follow-up and care according to blood types.

Keywords: AB0 blood-group system, physical phenomena, pregnancy, Rhesus Blood-Group System