Rh-negative Pregnancy

Being Rh- negative itself does not have any harm, but it can cause some complications during pregnancy. This happens when the mother is Rh-negative and the baby is Rh-positive. This is known as Rh-incompatibility. In this condition, if the blood of the baby mixes with the mother’s blood, then the mother’s body will start to produce antibodies that attack the baby’s immune system. Proper medical treatment can avoid this antibody production and reduce the risk of any pregnancy-related complications.

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I am 34 weeks pregnant. Can I take anti-D injection now?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 34 weeks pregnant and I have not taken the anti-D injection. I am A negative and my husband is O positive. When and how can I take it now?  Read Full »


Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. A mother with blood group negative and father with positive blood group can give a child with positive blood group and immunity develops in the mother's blood that can cause hemolysis in child's blood, in case of fetomaternal hemorrhage. In this scenario normally, anti-...  Read Full »

Is it necessary to take anti-D injection post abortion in Rh-negative woman?

Query: Hello doctor, I am O negative and my husband is Rh-positive. I have a baby of 1.6 years old, Rh-positive. Now I am pregnant of six weeks and do not want to continue so I take an abortion kit but after taking all four Misoprostol pills bleeding not started yet and it is almost 24 hours gone. What...  Read Full »


Dr. Jimesh H. Mavani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You need to do one ultrasound scan to confirm the pregnancy. If you had done scan before taking pills then wait for 12 days and if no bleeding then repeat ultrasound scan. And if you did not do ultra scan then get it done. You should bleed. But if not then either you h...  Read Full »

Is second pregnancy safe in Rh negative mother after anti-D injection?

Query: Hello doctor, My blood group is O +ve and my wife's is O -ve. Our child was born four years back and he is O +ve. After his birth, my wife was given an injection to avoid future complications arising due to opposite blood groups of my wife and son. Two years later, she had an abortion. The pregnanc...  Read Full »


Dr. Neha Singh Rathod

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since she has received injection after first delivery, there is nothing to worry about. So relax and do not worry. However, if you have a doubt then get an indirect Coombs test to make sure that there is no risk. The miscarriage could be because of some other cause and ...  Read Full »

Why was anti-D injection given after my second abortion?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 24-year-old female. I have undergone two medical abortions one at the age of 22 and at 24. I have Rh negative blood group. I was not given an anti-D injection the first time but I was given the second time. The doctor suggested an ICT test and it came positive which means ther...  Read Full »


Dr. Aishwarya Parthasarathy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Rh-negative pregnancy occurs when there is negative blood group in the mother and positive in the unborn child. The attacking agents called antibodies are produced by the mother which crosses the placenta and attacks the child. Usually, the first pregnancy is spared...  Read Full »

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