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    Rh Sensitization During Pregnancy - When To Call a Doctor

    If you are already Rh-sensitized and are pregnant

    Your pregnancy will be closely monitored. Discuss possible symptoms early in pregnancy with your doctor. Repeated diagnostic testing will be needed to watch the fetus.

    Call your doctor immediately if you note a decrease in your fetus's movement after 24 to 26 weeks of pregnancy.

    If you are Rh-negative

    Call your doctor immediately if you:

    • Think you may have been pregnant and miscarried.
    • Are pregnant and have had an accident that may have injured your abdomen.

    Who to see

    A woman who may have problems with Rh incompatibility or sensitization can be treated by:

    If you test positive for Rh sensitization, your health care system or health professional may want you to be followed and treated by a perinatologist or an obstetrician who can easily call in a perinatologist.

    To prepare for your appointment, see the topic Making the Most of Your Appointment.

    WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

    Last Updated: June 04, 2014
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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