5 responses to “Anti D”

  1. Anonymous

    great post! thanks

  2. Anonymous

    Hi Lisa, I just kind of stumbled upon your blog. I am a 28 yo Australian living in Eastern Europe. I am only 11 weeks pregnant. I am Rh- with a Rh+ husband and so I’m wondering what to do about the injections…
    My ob here said that they monitor levels of Rh anti-bodies throughout the pregnancy but don’t routinely give Rh- women the antenatal injection. He knows in the US and UK they do give the injection so said I can have it if I choose but I have no idea what to do!
    Can you make any recommendations or even suggest any reading material (preferably on the internet) to help me decide? My sister is Rh- and had her (Rh-) baby in Australia so had the first injection but not the second.

  3. Lisa Barrett

    Hi, if your sisters baby was rh- she didn’t need any anti D.
    There is no evidence to suggest that antenatal anti D is needed unless there is an antenatal incident. The best resource is Sara Wickhams webside withwoman.co.uk Her book anti D panacea or paradox is excellent too. The Cochrane database suggests that there is nothing to support giving anti D in the antenatal period for no good reason.

  4. Anonymous

    Thanks for your advice :)

  5. Anita

    Thankyou so much for this post.

    I am under ante-natal care at our local hospital at the moment, but currently investigating independent midwives as my preferred option. I got the spiel about Anti-D earlier in the week and blogged about my issues with the GCT before learning more about standard usage of Anti-D and having a whinge about that too!