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What is the anti D injection like?

38 replies

Racoonworld · 03/05/2020 16:35

I have my anti D injection in a weeks time. Has anyone had this before? What is it like? I'm a bit scared it will be a huge needle and hurt a lot!

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SomeoneElseEntirelyNow · 03/05/2020 17:21

@Racoonworld nope, just a regular bogstandard stab and run job! Bit sore, but no biggie. Good luck, and congratulations!

Cookeveryday · 03/05/2020 19:56

It's not nice but actually fine. I've learnt to just not look at anything the nurse is doing when I have needles. I always say to them please don't think I'm being rude but I'm going on my phone until this is over and then I look over my shoulder and scroll through Mumsnet. You'll be fine!

Hatscats · 03/05/2020 20:51

Was fine, had mine in my arm. Slight sting.

Mopolop · 03/05/2020 20:55

The one before I had the baby was fine. The one after the birth I found surprisingly sore considering I’d just been though labour!

thismeansnothing · 03/05/2020 21:01

I'm no softy when it comes to needles. But I found it bloody agonising when I had it done in my arm. I had to get my husband to pick me up from the clinic cos I couldn't lift my arm to change the gears when I was driving. After delivery I had it in my bum cheek but was numb from an epidural anyway. Lol

In subsequent pregnancies I asked for it in my thigh. And it was tons better.

calpolatdawn · 03/05/2020 21:02

nbd, its over in seconds you'll be fine.

Strangerthingshere · 03/05/2020 21:02

No different to any other jab really, over in seconds!

Colouringinbook · 03/05/2020 21:10

Pre birth one was really sore but the after birth one was fine, probably because my fanny was in agony so I was a bit distracted! Grin

AyeHearYa · 03/05/2020 21:11

I read it hurt so was scared but it didn't! Stung a bit after tho. I've had a few and been fine. Good luck Smile

happymummy12345 · 03/05/2020 21:14

I had mine in my arm. Injection was fine (have no problems with anything like that at all). It was after, because it's a deep tissue injection my arm ached for days. Was relieved when I didn't have to have another after the birth as my baby was also negative.

Gallacia · 03/05/2020 21:17

It's absolutely fine, like a flu jab. I had a dead arm for 2 days. I had one in my bottom o veg or a bleed at 17 weeks, that was less painful.

fessmess · 03/05/2020 21:18

I had mine in the bum. No problems.

homeschoolchaos · 03/05/2020 22:39

For some reason anti D makes me go all funny. It’s not the injection, I’m fine with all others. It’s quite a big needle and it’s very cold, but it does something to me where I go all dizzy and woozy for a bit, and wipes me out for the day. I don’t know why; apparently it happens to some people, it’s a known thing and so I have to be lying down for it now, and I also take the rest of the day off work. It’s lucky because for some strange reason DH insisted on coming with me to the first one, not sure why, I was fine going alone, but I wouldn’t have been able to drive home. Chances are you’ll be fine, but sometimes people aren’t so it’s worth bearing in mind

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