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18 Mar 2003

PREGNANT - RH-NEGATIVE
Why do they test your blood group when you are pregnant and why is it bad if your rh-negative?

Thank you for your attention in this regard.
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GynaeDoc
gynaedoc

01 Jan 0001

The blood group is tested largely to see whether you are Rh-ve or not. If you are negative and your partner is positive, there is a chance that the baby may be positive. Your body can then make antibodies against the baby and this can cause problems. There are ways of preventing this, however, and they will be instituted if you are Rh -ve.
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