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RH-negative carrying RH-positive baby. ANTI-D shot.

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I am RH negative carrying a RH positive baby, week 28+4.
I will get a shot of anti-D next week to protect the baby.

In the instructions it said that it is not to be used on women who already developed anti-bodies. Do I need to check that right before or is the first test ok to trust? (Got a test around week 11, and I think another around week 23.)

Thank you!

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If you have already developed antibodies, there is no point in having a shot of Anti - D injection.
You should repeat the ICT ( Indirect Coombs Test ) before going for the shot.
Only if it is negative ( meaning that you have not yet developed antibodies ), you need the injection.
All the best
Please feel free to discuss further.

Patient replied :

Thank you!
Here the routine is not to do that I found out this morning. Can it cause any harm to the baby, or myself, if i take it and have developed antibodies?
Kind regards,

It can do no harm.
It would mean a waste of a couple of thousand rupees, and that matters !

Dr. Aarti Vazirani
Category: Infertility Specialist
Residency: Obstetrics & Gynecolog, BJMC,Civil hospital, Ahmedabad, 2008
Post Graduate: MS (Obstetrics & Gynecology), B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad, 2008
Medical School: MBBS, B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad, 2004
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