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08 Mar 2004

Resis syndrome
Please explain the ins and outs of RESIS in pregnancy, we
are concerned for our 2nd child in womb - what are the options for treatment and precautions from 26 weeks which is where I am now...
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01 Jan 0001

If your blood group is Rhesus negative and your baby's is Rhesus positive, this can cause problems in that you can make antibodies against your baby's blood. You will be monitired by measuring antibody levels (blood test on you). If the levels go above a certain amount, the baby would be at risk for anaemia. The options then would be to have an amniocentesis to check the baby's status. It is also possible to check for anaemiai n the baby with special ultrasound tests. If this happens,a blood transfusion to the baby is sometimes necessary.

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