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Please explain why is it important for an ob-gyn to know the blood type of the father?

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Dr. Rajnish Jaiswal
Emergency Medicine
6 doctors agree

In brief: Blood Types Matter

Depending on the blood type of the mother and father, the child may be at risk of blood group incompatibility.
Knowing this in advance allows the doctors to prevent this potentially life threatening condition by giving certain medications at different stages of pregnancy.

In brief: Blood Types Matter

Depending on the blood type of the mother and father, the child may be at risk of blood group incompatibility.
Knowing this in advance allows the doctors to prevent this potentially life threatening condition by giving certain medications at different stages of pregnancy.
Dr. Rajnish Jaiswal
Dr. Rajnish Jaiswal
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Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

on the blood type of the mother, certain blood types in the baby (determined by mother and father's blood types) can cause life threatening reaction to the baby or future pregnancies.

In brief: Depends

on the blood type of the mother, certain blood types in the baby (determined by mother and father's blood types) can cause life threatening reaction to the baby or future pregnancies.
Dr. Diane Minich
Dr. Diane Minich
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