Is it safe to give blood during pregnancy ?
No, pregnant women are not eligible to donate blood according to the American Red Cross Association. They also advise you to wait at least 6 weeks after childbirth to donate blood. The blood in the body increases about 50 % during pregnancy. However you and your baby need this blood for a good and healthy pregnancy .
An exception may be when the doctors think you may need some blood transfusion for a high risk pregnancy or delivery. In this case , they may ask you to bank some for yourself in case you need it.