Dr. Femi O answered:
a year ago
hello, in pregnancy, the blood doesn't mix, thought the mother and baby exchange nutrients and other substances. in conditions like antepartum haemorrhage, the blood can however mix. No, you shouldn't out for Cs because of this, once the baby is delivered, your blood and the baby's blood can't mix again. The conditions that cause mixing are feared during pregnancy. once baby is out, baby is safe. then u watch for jaundice in the subsequent days. if it appears after 24hrs post delivery, it is likely physiological (normal), if it appears in less than 24hrs or after 14days is due to a disease e. g ABo or rhesus incompatibility, sepsis, prematurity, G6PD deficiency. Either way, if u notice jaundice, go to a hospital with paediatrician for check up. Once again, it's not an indication for Cs.