Routine Antenatal Anti-D Prophylaxis for Women Who Are Rhesus D Negative

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Routine Antenatal Anti-D Prophylaxis for Women Who Are Rhesus D Negative

Description

This patient brochure describes when routine antenatal anti-D prophylaxis should be used to treat pregnant women who are rhesus D (RhD) negative. It provides guidance from the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE–United Kingdom). It is written for pregnant women who are RhD negative, but it may also be useful for their families or anyone interested in how being RhD negative can affect pregnancy.

The following topics are discussed:
  • Pregnancy in RhD-negative women
  • Routine antenatal anti-D prophylaxis
  • What does this mean for me?
  • More information

Developer:

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence

Funding Sources:

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence

History

Release Date: 2008
Original Summary: May 2009
Last Updated: 06/22/09

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