Who is at risk?
If the mother and the father both are Rh positive, there is no risk to the baby.
If the mother and father both are Rh negative, there is no risk.
If the mother is Rh negative and the
father is Rh positive then there is a
risk and it is important to seek advice from your doctor.
About 2%-10% of Indian women have Rh negative blood group. Of those nearly 60% have Rh positive babies and there is a risk of developing Rh isoimmunisation.
[Chacham S, Reddy D S, Reddy U N, Khan W, Nandita S, et al. Neonatal Outcomes of Rh-Negative Pregnancies in a Tertiary Level Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: A Prospective Study, J Compr Ped. 2016 ; 7(3):e36573. doi: 10.17795/compreped-36573.]