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How does anti D work in pregnancy?
Last Updated: 6th May, 2020
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Similarly one may ask, when should anti d be given in pregnancy?
You will routinely be offered an anti-D injection routinely at 28 weeks of pregnancy and within 72 hours of birth, if your baby is Rh D positive.
Likewise, how long does Anti D cover you for? about 3 months
Also asked, how does anti D immunoglobulin work?
Anti-D works by binding to Rhesus D antigen expressed on red blood cells, which leads to their recognition by Fc receptors on cells of the reticuloendothelial system. The coated red cells compete with the antiplatelet-antibody-coated platelets for the activated Fc receptors, thereby slowing platelet clearance.
What happens if anti D is not given?
What might happen if I don't have the anti-D injection? If you do not have the anti-D injection, it is possible that you will produce anti-D antibodies. If you become pregnant again and the baby is Rhesus-positive the anti-D antibodies might enter the baby's circulation and attack its blood.