Congratulations!

Congratulations on your baby! All life is special and deserves to be celebrated. Antibodies can be a scary thing, but with a little help, everyone can understand them. You'll want to read about the testing you will have done, about the complications (this is the why the doctors are testing), and about the interventions that can help your baby. 

Prenatal Testing
Basic Prenatal Blood Work

  • No Antibody Found
  • Antibody Found
          Antibodies that ARE associated with hemolytic disease of the newborn

          Antibodies that are NOT associated with hemolytic disease of the newborn

Additional Blood Work

  • Paternal blood work
  • Testing baby
  • More blood work for mom - maternal titers
Ultrasound Testing

  • MCA Doppler Assessment
  • Biophysical Profile (BPP)
  • Non-stress Test (NST)
Amniocentesis


Prenatal Complications
Fetal Anemia

Fetal Maternal Hemorrhage

Hemolytic Disease of the Newborn

Ascites

Fetal Hydrops


Prenatal Interventions
Rhogam

Intrauterine Transfusions (IUTs)

IVIG

Plasmapheresis

Erythropoietin

Phenobarbital

Steroids

Early Delivery