Medical check-ups before your d-day are more important than checking the compatibility of your stars via kundali (horoscope) for a happy and healthy life. A lot of us have preconceived notions about this and some are even apprehensive about it, forgetting that it is one of the most integral parts of a happy marriage.
These tests will not only help you understand one’s body and know about the possible hurdles along the way but will also help you deal with it in the long run.
Here are the 5 medical tests every bride and groom should get before their wedding day
1. Blood Group Compatibility Test
When it comes to blood groups, it is essential that you both have the same Rh (Rhesus) factor. This means if your blood group is ‘A’ positive then your Rh factor is positive, and if it’s ‘A’ negative then your Rh factor is negative.
It’s best to know the Rh factor of your blood groups, especially if you two are planning for a baby anytime after your marriage because the mother and baby of opposite Rh factors could lead to miscarriages or severe complications
Blood groups need to be compatible with each other to avoid any such problems.
2. Chronic Disorders Test
This test includes the screening of diabetes, heart disease, kidney or liver-related disease, etc. These are very basic, yet manageable conditions, but could affect your marriage in the long run. Thus, it’s best to know about these things via tests and seek medical care before the condition gets serious.
3. HIV and Sexually Transmitted Diseases Test
This may sound extreme, but it’s super important to know about each other’s health status before taking the vows, no matter how much you trust each other.
While HIV is life-threatening, but other STDs like herpes, hepatitis C, etc are something that can be taken care of with medical help.
4. Fertility Test
Fertility tests are very important to avoid the unnecessary biological, psychological and emotional trauma the couple goes through when they are not able to conceive.
So, the fertility test is done to be sure of the fertility of both the husband and the wife, as these reproductive hormones play a key role in pregnancy.
5. Mental Health Test
Last, but not least, a mental health assessment test should be a mandatory test for couples before getting married just like in China, Malaysia, and some parts of Arab countries.
Mentally unstable people are said to exhibit violent behaviors, which is not a good sign of a healthy relationship.