RAADP clinic

Discussion in 'Pregnancy - Second Trimester' started by DawnAurora79, Nov 18, 2011.

  1. DawnAurora79

    DawnAurora79 Well-Known Member

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    I've just had a letter with an appointment for a Routine Antenatal Anti-D Prophylaxis Anyone have any idea what that is? It's not something my midwife has mentioned.
     
  2. lalitas charm

    lalitas charm Mummy to Bethan & Piplet

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    It sounds like your blood group must be rhesus negative and they give you the injection so if you have another baby your body doesn't attack it. Basically if you are rhesus negative your body many develop antibodies to your baby if baby is rhesus positive.

    This probably also means if you have a fall or anything you'll need to be seen and be given some treatment and I believe that you'll get another anti-D injection after birth as well.
     
  3. Siuan

    Siuan Well-Known Member

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    As lalitas charm said - you've got rhesus negative blood, its a completely routine injection that you'll have once at that appointment then again after the birth (and in between if you have any problems with your pregnancy).

    Nothing to worry about and completely normal. I'm expecting to have my first injection just after Christmas for the same thing :)
     
  4. DawnAurora79

    DawnAurora79 Well-Known Member

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    Great, thanks, surprised my midwife didn't mention it!
     

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