I am due for my Anti D needle in two weeks, and then another one at 32 weeks, does anyone know exactly how this needle works?
I am 0-, so that is the reason I need it.
Is anyone else having it?
You have it if you are rhesus negative because apparently if the mothers blood crosses with the baby's and the baby's blood is positive the mothers antibodies will kill the baby. It's quite common, however I would love to know how the needle actually fixes the problem.
If we are thinking of the same test, it is called an Rh test here in the states. When I've had mine, they've just drawn blood and sent it off to the lab.
I'm rh neg. too, and dh is rh positive. We're both O's. Both boys are 0 positive.
From memory, I had an injection after my first pregnancy, and then just a check with the others, to make sure I wasn't developing the antibodies.
Sorry, but I can't really remember much more about it. I just remember that the tests came back fine, I wasn't developing the antibodies.
Maybe one of our resident nurses will know more :D
Oops, I thought you were just getting tested for it. I've never been treated for it, so I haven't a clue.
Yeah I am not quite sure why I am been given it again, I stated in my initial notes to my Obst that I had had an anti d needle with the twins and I did assume this would be the last, I guess he feels differently on the issue, or the hospital has a different policy.
My big sis had the same needle after having her baby too.
mmmm LESLIE - are you out there? A little help LOL!!!
I was never given an Anti D jab. So I must be Rh positive...
Abby was given the Vitamin K jab and that's all.
Sorry I don't know anything about it...