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28 week Anti D tomorrow!!!!!!

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Hellymummy Wed 12-Mar-14 07:21:54

Got my Anti D tomorrow, heard dapsone horror stories about it. For eg, needle is massive, it really hurts etc etc please reassure me!!

MrsCharlieD Wed 12-Mar-14 07:29:09

Really i heard it was just like another needle? I have mine on Monday x

snoggle Wed 12-Mar-14 07:30:49

I've had it lots of times. It's fine- yes it's a big needle as it has to go in your arse. But not that painful, just a jab

sillymillyb Wed 12-Mar-14 07:31:01

I had 3 anti d injections in the end, I honestly can't remember them being any different from any others!

I had one in my bum, two in my arms. There was a slight sting but nothing bad. And I'm a wuss!

You will be fine, don't listen to the horror stories!

StillaChocoholic Wed 12-Mar-14 07:31:59

Mine was in my arm. Didn't really look at the needle but barely felt a thing. It's just like any other injection or was for me anyway.

LittleLight82 Wed 12-Mar-14 08:02:28

Had mine in my arm and it was fine. I'd heard stories of giant needles too and was slightly terrified but wondered what all the fuss was about after!

Amiasmummy Wed 12-Mar-14 08:14:20

It's just like any other injection, you'll be fine! Steroid injections are the nasty ones IME

StarsInTheNightSky Wed 12-Mar-14 08:17:21

I've had quite a few anti-D injections now (complicated pregnancy) and they've all been absolutely fine.
Had them all in my upper arm/shoulder, and other than a very slight sting with the most recent one (like being stung by a nettle, but sting goes away within a minute) I've never felt anything. The needle has never looked abnormally large to me, looks like any other vaccination-type needle, I'm not bothered by needles though. Good luck, you'll be fine smile

DrankSangriaInThePark Wed 12-Mar-14 08:17:51

I had both in my bum. Didn't notice size of needle to be honest!

thecakeisalie Wed 12-Mar-14 08:50:48

I don't look when they put the needle in but pretty sure it was just a normal size needle. I had it in my leg and it did sting more than I was expecting but nothing major. I had it in my arm or shoulder in previous pregnancies and barely remember them.

Wolfiefan Wed 12-Mar-14 08:55:41

Arm here too. No different from any injection.

ThePowerOfCake Wed 12-Mar-14 09:05:23

Mine was in my arm. I had the flu jab in the other arm the day before, plus blood tests on the day as well. The anti-D hurt slightly more going in than the others, but far less after the event.

MoominIsWaitingToMeetHerMiniMe Wed 12-Mar-14 10:05:56

Had it in my arm; no pain at all - my arm felt a bit stiff afterwards but went away really quickly. They got me to cough when they injected it, so I'm not sure if that makes a difference.

Hurt less than either the flu or the whooping cough jabs, and no nasty side effects from the AntiD either!

Diamondsareagirls Wed 12-Mar-14 10:31:44

I had one after a fall and one at 28 weeks, both in my arm. The midwife did say at the time that the 28 week injection was a bit bigger but I can honestly say I didn't notice the difference. Didn't hurt more than usual. The whooping cough was more painful afterwards!

Nades84 Wed 12-Mar-14 11:32:45

I was a bit nervous having mine after the horror stories I'd heard and even the midwife told me it would hurt before she did it! BUT I didn't feel a thing! Had it in my arm and it didn't sting or anything. The whooping cough one I had the day after hurt more! x

SweetPea86 Wed 12-Mar-14 11:55:02

I had my anti D was the least painful injection I've ever had felt like a ting scratch no red arm afterwards or pain.

The whopping cough one on the other hand hurt a little but for a week I could lay on my arm and was a big burning red lump on my arm.

Anti d was a piece of cake

Mogz Wed 12-Mar-14 12:01:06

Had mine in the top of my thigh, barely noticed it and I am a wuss! No bruising afterwards either. You'll be fine.

Bankholidaybaby Wed 12-Mar-14 12:06:38

I had two - one in each thigh. It was fine both times.

PuppyMummy Wed 12-Mar-14 17:46:47

I had mine yesterday. they were taking blood too so she did the anti d into the vein after gettin the blood rather than a separate injection.

it was fine, literally didnt feel anything other than the tiny scratch to get the needle bit in. I was v impressed!

thereisnoeleventeen Wed 12-Mar-14 21:08:04

Good luck OP, it will be fine, I usually try and day dream while they are doing it so I am relaxed, that way I notice it less. Last pregnancies it was 2 injections, this time it's just once which is better.

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