Here's a #thread of 5 important steps you must have before marriage.
Unfortunately, many people let love blind them to serious sexual and reproductive health issues that can become problematic later.
First on our medical tests list because we expect things to get ‘steamy’. You should check for the possibility of lifelong infections such as HIV, Hepatitis B and C and Herpes, etc. Statistics show that 50% of young people will get an STI and not know it.
We do love kids over here and having a little version of you is usually on the cards when considering marriage. So it’s safe to consider doing fertility tests to avoid surprises and some of the emotional stress associated with it.
Still on the baby parade, we believe it’s important to ascertain both your genotypes beforehand to avoid having a child with the sickle cell disease.
It’s important to ascertain the blood group of a potential spouse to avoid issues relating to blood group or rhesus incompatibility. Your blood group can either be A, B, O or AB but there’s another component referred to as the Rhesus factor.
An understanding of both your blood groups will help your doctor prevent Rhesus incompatibility issues during pregnancy.
Having a chronic medical condition isn’t the end of the world. Knowledge will only help both of you be better prepared to look out for each other.
Being aware of any issues or the lack of them leaves you with one less thing to worry about before your big day. So, ensure to conduct the 5 medical tests listed above.
Have a wonderful evening.