R IS FOR RHE­SUS NEG­A­TIVE BLOOD TYPE

Little Treasures - - NEW­BORN DAYS -

Dur­ing your preg­nancy, you will find out if you are ei­ther rhe­sus pos­i­tive or neg­a­tive. If you are Rh neg­a­tive and your part­ner is Rh pos­i­tive, some ex­tra pre­cau­tions may be taken after birth. Those who are Rh pos­i­tive have a sub­stance known as D anti­gen on the sur­face of their red blood cells. Rh neg­a­tive peo­ple do not. This isn't usu­ally a con­cern for a first preg­nancy, but it may mean some ex­tra care is needed to avoid prob­lems if you get preg­nant again.” You will be of­fered an ‘anti-d’ in­jec­tion, a so­lu­tion that will ‘mop up’ Rh pos­i­tive blood cells.

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