Intrauterine fetal blood transfusion is a difficult procedure with the risk of complications at every step. Your doctor will carefully consider these risks and do everything possible to prevent them. Possible complications include:
Please return to the hospital immediately
- Fetal distress.
- Premature rupture of membranes and/or preterm labor.
- Vaginal bleeding, cramping, leaking of amniotic fluid.
- Injury to the baby.
- Baby receiving excess blood.
- Fetal bleeding.
- Fetal death.
if you have regular contractions that last longer than two to three hours, if you have vaginal bleeding or notice that your amniotic fluid is leaking, if you have a fever of higher than 38 degrees Celsius, and if your baby is not moving as much as it normally does.