Naitbabies are a small Charitable Incorporated Organisation run by families affected by the genetic disorder FNAIT Fetal and neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia, a life threatening bleeding disorder that results from an incompatibility between parents for platelet-specific antigens.
This mismatch causes the maternal immune response to produce antibodies against antigens that are inherited from the father and absent in the mother.
Although well documented most people have never heard of FNAIT including, surprisingly, many obstetricians and midwives. Diagnosis is often not made until the second, third or even forth pregnancy. The possibility of FNAIT being dismissed by clinicians as ‘too rare’ and bruising as ‘birth trauma’ or ‘just a rash’.