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Can someone explain a Rh factor or isoimmunization to me?

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Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Antibodies are key!

If you have a negative blood type and you are pregnant with a baby that has a positive blood type, your body makes antibodies.
In subsequent pregnancies, if the baby has a positive blood type, the antibodies attack the baby and can cause miscarriage or still birth. A shot during pregnancy and at the end of any pregnancy (including miscarriage or abortion) can prevent the antibodies from forming.

In brief: Antibodies are key!

If you have a negative blood type and you are pregnant with a baby that has a positive blood type, your body makes antibodies.
In subsequent pregnancies, if the baby has a positive blood type, the antibodies attack the baby and can cause miscarriage or still birth. A shot during pregnancy and at the end of any pregnancy (including miscarriage or abortion) can prevent the antibodies from forming.
Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Dr. Rakhi Dimino
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