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  1. Hello Dear,

    Thank you for writing to us at MediMetry.

    In Rh - ve female, when u conceive get your ICT ( Indirect Coomb Test ) in 1st trimester and at 28th week. If the test comes negative then anti D injection is recommended. And after delivery if baby is RH + ve , again anti D is to be given but if baby rh - ve, then no such injection is required.

    If ICT at any stage of pregnancy comes + ve , its a reason to worry. It can come +ve in cases of previous h/o blood transfusion , or in case of 2nd pregnancy if anti d injection is not taken during 1st pregnancy or in very very rare cases in 1st pregnancy if h/0 spotting, or trauma is experienced.

    Hope this answers your query. Feel free to write back to us with follow-up questions.

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  2. Hello Dear,

    Thank you for writing to us at MediMetry.
    O negative is universal donor group and sometimes not easily available. If you are anaemic and require this group for any reason, ensure it before hand for elective procedures. You will require immunisation during pregnancy and after so that your child does not develop any complications. Chances of complications are though less in first pregnancy. First confirm if your husband s blood group is Rh positive. If so, consult your doctor as you become pregnant and get necessary tests done.
    You may read more about Rhesus compatibility here
    http://medimetry.com/2015/08/26/planning-pregnancy-your-and-your-partners-blood-group-compatible/
    http://medimetry.com/2015/08/30/what-if-your-and-your-babys-rh-factor-is-different/

    Hope this answers your query. Feel free to write back to us with follow-up questions.
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