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How will I know if I have Rh incompatibility with my baby?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Simple lab test

Mothers are generally screened prenatally for several issues.
Your blood type will be part of that screening. If you are rh positive, your baby will not have an rh problem. If you are rh negative & screening tests show no evidence of rh challange (transfusion, unmonitored pregnancy) you will often get a blocking antibody shot mid pregnancy & do ok. Discuss this with your ob.

In brief: Simple lab test

Mothers are generally screened prenatally for several issues.
Your blood type will be part of that screening. If you are rh positive, your baby will not have an rh problem. If you are rh negative & screening tests show no evidence of rh challange (transfusion, unmonitored pregnancy) you will often get a blocking antibody shot mid pregnancy & do ok. Discuss this with your ob.
Dr. James Ferguson
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In brief: Blood test

Rh incompatibility occurs when a mother has rh negative blood type and gives birth to a baby who is rh positive.
  if any mixing of maternal and fetal blood occurs during pregnancy or delivery mother's body will produce antibodies (anti-rh antibodies ) which attacks the baby's rh+ red blood cells. Test can be done to detect the antibodies in the mother.

In brief: Blood test

Rh incompatibility occurs when a mother has rh negative blood type and gives birth to a baby who is rh positive.
  if any mixing of maternal and fetal blood occurs during pregnancy or delivery mother's body will produce antibodies (anti-rh antibodies ) which attacks the baby's rh+ red blood cells. Test can be done to detect the antibodies in the mother.
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