Anti-D resources

Welcome to my Anti-D information hub, which offers links to all of the Anti-D resources on my website.

This topic is one that I have been researching for many years and I have written a book on this topic, Anti-D Explained.

Anti-D is a medicine made from blood. It is offered to rhesus negative women who may have been exposed to rhesus positive blood. The most likely time for this to happen is during birth. Anti-D is offered at several points during pregnancy and after birth. It is given to prevent the woman becoming sensitised to the rhesus factor, which may cause a problem for any future rhesus positive babies.

Anti-D Explained explains the science behind this area, the history of Anti-D and the research studies that have been carried out to evaluate its effectiveness. She looks at the wider consequences and side effects. Sara takes the reader on a journey through the research, explaining what we know and highlighting the gaps in our knowledge.

 

My articles and informational blog posts on this site (which are all freely available) include:

Anti-D information: getting started

9 things you might not know about Anti-D…

How to save 40,000 women a year from having unnecessary Anti-D…

 

Anti-D in pregnancy: how we haven’t moved on…

Yet more evidence to help women avoid unnecessary anti-D

More evidence on targeting anti-D

 

Here’s more on my book:

Anti-D Explained

You can hear me chatting about Anti-D and my book on a podcast which is linked here:

Sara Wickham is in The Midwives’ Cauldron!

 

An article I wrote on this quite a few years ago now:

Anti-D: exploring midwifery knowledge

 

And there’s loads more in my book on this topic, which was written to help parents and professionals to understand the science, the issues and the evidence relating to Anti-D.

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My career has included being a home birth midwife, a midwife teacher, a researcher, a writer, a workshop leader, an explainer of research and statistics, a journal editor and a consultant. I have a passion for knowledge in all of its forms and this website is where I share it 🙂