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SJ1984 Thu 18-Jun-20 12:06:04

Has anyone had there Anti D injection at 14 weeks? I had a very small amount of bleeding and i came for a scan and they are giving me a anti D injection. Is this normal?

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lewk Thu 18-Jun-20 12:08:32

Yep normal! You have it at 28 weeks and after birth as a general cover, then you also need it anytime you have bleeding or a knock to the stomach. Hope all is okay.

RestorationInsanity Thu 18-Jun-20 12:08:59

If you are rhesus negative, they will do this as you bleeding gives an increased (although still very small) chance that your blood and baby's blood may have come into contact, if they can't be sure exactly where the bleed is from or why.

Letshavesometea Thu 18-Jun-20 12:09:56

I agree its normal. Nothing to worry about and its just be to be on the safe side.

SJ1984 Thu 18-Jun-20 12:12:32

It was the smallest amount of blood, not even sure if it was from my vagina as I'm suffering with piles. But I saw blood and absolutely panicked! I think my main concern is that it's safe for the baby regardless if there was a bleed or not?

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CoalCraft Thu 18-Jun-20 12:16:49

Shoulder they do this at any stage of pregnancy? I've had bleeding from 5 weeks, currently 10+5, and not had it. My blood hasn't been tested either.

Windyatthebeach Thu 18-Jun-20 12:19:22

Ime it bloody hurts!!

SJ1984 Thu 18-Jun-20 12:20:35

Do you know what blood group you are? They only do it if mother is rhesus negative

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Hatscats Thu 18-Jun-20 13:15:29

Yep I had some at 14 weeks due to a small bleed. Next lot at 28 weeks, hoping no more bleeding so no more jabs.

Hatscats Thu 18-Jun-20 13:16:19

I think it’s only from 12 weeks, I had bleeds before this and no anti D was given.

LizzieAnt Thu 18-Jun-20 13:20:11

Yes, this is perfectly normal even for a small bleed if you are Rhesus negative. It's to protect the baby - I think it would be risker not to have it.

LizzieAnt Thu 18-Jun-20 13:28:48

It'll be safe regardless of whether there was actually a bleed or not. It's often given in 'just in case' scenarios.

RestorationInsanity Thu 18-Jun-20 13:42:27

The injection is safe in pregnancy, it's routinely given to pregnant women who are rhesus negative regardless of bleeding to prevent rhesus disease.

There is a blood test (I've just had it) which tells you if your baby is rhesus positive or negative so that you don't have an injection if the baby is also negative. I'm not sure if it's offered everywhere. Apparently baby is negative so I won't have the anti-d injection for this pregnancy.

BuffaloCauliflower Thu 18-Jun-20 13:51:44

I’m A- and my baby blood type test cake back inconclusive, so I’m having Anti-D anyway just in case. It’s perfectly safe to have if baby turns out to be negative like me after all, but definitely necessary if they aren’t. Even a small amount of bleeding could sensitise you so worth having.

@CoalCraft it’s only if mother has a negative blood type and baby doesn’t. If you’ve had bleeding they should have tested your blood already?

LizzieAnt Thu 18-Jun-20 14:05:11

Just to mention that if the baby's dad is also Rh negative like you, then baby will be Rh negative too. Two Rh negative parents can't have a Rh positive child. If the dad is Rh positive, then the baby may be Rh positive or negative.

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