Rh Sensitization During Pregnancy - What Increases Your Risk
Rh sensitization can occur when a person with
Rh-negative blood is exposed to Rh-positive blood.
During pregnancy, an Rh-negative woman can become
sensitized if she is carrying an Rh-positive
Things that increase the risk of blood mixing and sensitization
during pregnancy include:
Although rare, Rh sensitization has been known to occur after
needle sharing between intravenous drug users. Transfusing Rh-positive blood in
an Rh-negative person can also trigger sensitization. But this is
extremely rare because blood is always tested prior to transfusion.
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
October 20, 2011
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