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6 weeks spotting rh negitive

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VirtualFairy Wed 26-Jan-05 08:26:22

I am 6 weeks pregnant and have just had a very tiny amount of spotting. i am rh negitive and i am not sure whether i need to go and get an injection for this or not.
with my first pregnancy this happened and i had an injection of anti d. I have read its important to check for antibodies etc with following pregnancys but i asked my doctor to take my bloods 2 weeks ago when i found out i was pregnant and she said it was not nessasary and i would have them done at the hospital but my first appointment won't be until at least 12 weeks. then she also said i will need anti d injections later on throughout pregnancy. i challenged her and said i thought i only needed them if i bled during pregnancy and then after the birth. i don't belive my doctor and i really need someone to give me some advise on what to do. is my doctor right? shall i go and see her, shall i see anyone about this spotting (which has seemed to stop) or should i just panicing and chill out! thanks for any replies

misdee Wed 26-Jan-05 09:12:33

New NICE guidelines recommended jabs at 28 and 34 weeks of pregnancy, and after giving birth if baby is rh pos. my sheet also says after a sensitising event. It may be worth calling the ante-natel clinic and ask if you need the anti-d now due to spotting, but you may not.

At 12 weeks anti bodies will be checked with everything else.

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