Welcome! This page will walk you through an alloimmunized pregnancy and is based around commonly asked questions from patients. Think of it as your personal roadmap for all things related to Hemolytic Disease of the Fetus and Newborn (HDFN). After reading this section, you should know what alloimmunization and HDFN are, how your antibodies can affect your baby and your pregnancy and how you can make sure that you and your baby are receiving the best care possible. While there are some differences between the antibodies (anti-K and anti-M both suppress the bone marrow unlike other antibodies), all antibodies act basically the same. Regardless of if you have anti-D, anti-S, anti-E, anti-N, anti-wra, anti-jkb, anti-jsa, anti-lea, or some other red cell antibody during your pregnancy, they all act in a similar manner. If you aren’t certain what a term means, click over to our Glossary. Some of the links in this document go to our Resource Library. When you are finished reading through our guided tour, be sure to check out the Resource Library for more detailed information about alloimmunization and HDFN.
Disclaimer: The purpose of this website is to provide general education, access to resources, and relevant literature. This website does not provide specific medical advice or recommendations for individual patients and is not a substitute for speaking with qualified healthcare professionals. The Allo Hope Foundation strongly recommends that care and treatment related to alloimmunization and HDFN be made in consultation with your physicians who are familiar with your individual health situation.