Welcome! You've just landed at the most complete educational resource for families dealing with alloimmunization, also called isoimmunization, Rh disease, erythroblastosis fetalis, and hemolytic disease of the fetus and newborn (HDFN) on the web. We're sorry you were diagnosed with antibodies during your pregnancy, but we are glad you're here and we will be happy to help you in any way that we can. Finding out you have antibodies is a scary thing, but it doesn't have to be! Armed with the right knowledge, you can be informed about your baby's condition, and be a partner in your baby's health. You are your baby's biggest advocate. Unfortunately women around the world receive substandard care and their children suffer as a result. You have to educate yourself about your antibodies, what your country's standards are, what tests should be done, and what treatment options are out there. At the end of the day you are the one who lives with the daily reminders of how your pregnancy and newborn time went. If we had to choose the two most important resources for you to know and have they would be the Personal Care Record, and the Medical Alert card. Please make use of both of those resources.
With proper treatment, you have every reason to expect a live baby, but you must make sure that you are getting the proper treatment. There
are new and proven treatment methods. We have great ways of monitoring
baby now and several options for helping earlier than ever. Your
baby is not automatically going to be anemic, brain damaged, or anything
else. You can have a perfectly healthy baby who will turn into a normal
This page exists to help women advocate for their babies. We do this by providing educational information to moms so they can better understand their disease; by increasing understanding of alloimmunization; and by raising public awareness about alloimmunization. All About Antibodies empowers women to be partners in their prenatal care. We are sharing information today to save the lives of tomorrow.
There Is Hope!
We have an awesome support group called, "Support For Antibodies In Pregnancy" to help you on your journey from before pregnancy all the way through after birth. You can join us here and we can get you hooked up with an Antibody Buddy - someone with your same antibody. This is a fast moving group of over 700 moms, so expect to get responses the same day (sometimes even within minutes). We've got moms in here who have had several pregnancies with antibodies and who have years of experience, so don't be afraid to ask. No question is too silly or too small if you're wondering about it. Don't forget to like and follow our Facebook page, Isoimmunization (@AllAboutAntibodies) to stay up to date on new information and feature articles too.
Whenever you see a number in parenthesis (1), it's a reference number. You can look this number up on the References page and see the exact medical article the information was sourced from.
Read everything you can about your disease.
With proper treatment, you have every reason to expect a live baby.
We have great ways of monitoring baby now and several options for helping earlier than ever.
Your baby is not automatically going to be anemic, brain damaged, or anything else.
You can have a perfectly healthy baby when this is over.
You can have more children.