If you're Rh positive, no action is needed.
If you're Rh negative and the baby's father is Rh positive, there's a potential for your body to produce antibodies that could harm your baby. If you have vaginal bleeding at any time during pregnancy, contact your health care provider immediately. Also, talk with your health care provider about scheduling an Rh immune globulin injection during your pregnancy and make sure you remind your health care team of your Rh status during labor.
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