Thursday, May 17, 2012

Question time for Dr Michaela Lee Brisbane's Obstetrician and Gynaecologist on "What is the new guideline for the use of anti D in pregnant women who are Rh neg?"

Dr Michaela Lee

The guidelines regarding the first trimester have been recently amended:

Sensitising events in first trimester <13/40: A dose of 250IU RhD is recommended for: 

Miscarriage (surgical, medical)
Ectopic pregnancy
Chorionic villus sampling

There is insufficient evidence to support the use of RH D immunoglobulin in PV bleeding prior to 12 weeks gestation in an ongoing pregnancy  (eg threatening miscarriage, conservative management for miscarriage)

  • That means it is up to the doctor to give anti D or not. Personally, I think there is no need to give anti D for threatened MC or conservative management of miscarriage under 8/40.

    In second and third trimester:
  • Prophylactic RH D at 28/40 and 32-34/40 is recommended.  625IU 
  • 625IU  for any possible sensitizing events  eg Trauma, APH, motor vehicle accident

    Post partum:

  • 625IU unless the baby is RH negative

    Dr Michaela Lee Obstetrician and Gynaecologist
    Level 2, Suite 30
    Wesley Medical Centre
    40 Chasely St
    Auchenflower Qld 4066
    Ph 07 31712244  Fax 07 31712246
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