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For the 12 percent of pregnant women in the United States who have Rh-negative blood type -- and particularly for the small fraction of these women who make antibodies that can attack their fetus' blood if it's Rh-positive -- this test is a godsend.
If you are Rh-negative and you were carrying an Rh-positive fetus, there is a small chance that you have been exposed to Rh-positive blood cells from the fetal tissue during the miscarriage.
The test determines whether you have developed antibodies that could cross the placenta and harm your baby if the baby is Rh-positive.
This determines whether your blood is Rh-negative you do not have Rh protein on your red blood cells or Rh-positive.
The RhoGAM prevents your immune system from making antibodies that can cause anemia in your baby if the baby is Rh-positive.
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