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Do babies need to be treated for Rh disease?

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Whether or not your baby needs treatment for Rh disease depends on whether it’s a mild or severe case. Some babies have only mild anemia and don’t need a doctor’s help, or they may only need medication.

SOURCES:

Nemours Foundation: “Rh incompatibility.”

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: “The Rh factor: How it can affect your pregnancy.”

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: “How is Rh incompatibility treated?” “How is Rh incompatibility diagnosed?” “What is Rh incompatibility?” “Who is at risk for Rh incompatibility?”

Reviewed by Amita Shroff on October 30, 2018

SOURCES:

Nemours Foundation: “Rh incompatibility.”

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: “The Rh factor: How it can affect your pregnancy.”

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: “How is Rh incompatibility treated?” “How is Rh incompatibility diagnosed?” “What is Rh incompatibility?” “Who is at risk for Rh incompatibility?”

Reviewed by Amita Shroff on October 30, 2018

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