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Anti-D in Midwifery

Anti-D in Midwifery : Panacea or Paradox ?

Sara Wickham

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Over the last 30 years, Anti-D, or Rhogam (in the USA), has become routinely recommended for women who are rhesus negative. However, the question remains that – if women’s bodies are designed to give birth without intervention for the majority of the time – why is this necessary? Anti-D in Midwifery explores the paradox between physiological birth and the routine need for anti-D and highlights some interesting evidence which may clarify this paradox.

England 2001.

SKU: MI1883 Author:

Over the last 30 years, Anti-D, or Rhogam (in the USA), has become routinely recommended for women who are rhesus negative. However, the question remains that – if women’s bodies are designed to give birth without intervention for the majority of the time – why is this necessary? Anti-D in Midwifery explores the paradox between physiological birth and the routine need for anti-D and highlights some interesting evidence which may clarify this paradox.

  • Are women’s bodies really fallible, or could some women’s need for anti-D be caused by medical intervention in childbirth ?
  • Do women being offered anti-D know that this is a blood product with its associated risks ?
  • What information do women need in order to decide whether or not they will have anti-D ?

England 2001.

Contents are:

  • Introduction and background
  • Initial research; Subsequent research
  • The question of antenatal anti-D
  • The search for midwifery evidence
  • Philosophy and the question of iatrogenesis
  • Clinical and immunological factors
  • Placental physiology and the third stage
  • Positive intercessions
  • Supporting women making decisions
  • Midwifery and medical paradigms
  • Moving midwifery knowledge forward
  • Glossary; Bibliography; Index.

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