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How are babies treated for Rh disease?

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Sometimes, a baby needs to have a blood transfusion while you’re still pregnant (this can be done through the umbilical cord). Other times, a baby doesn’t need a blood transfusion until after birth. In serious cases, you may have to deliver your baby early (at 37 weeks) so she can have a blood transfusion.

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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