(Closed) Anti – M Antibodies? Anyone?

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
2815 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

You should definitely talk to your doctor about this.  Have you ever had a blood transfusion before?  Has your husband been tested to see if he has M as well?  I think that’d be the first step after talking to your doctor.  

Post # 4
4275 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I have never heard of this so I had to look it up as well. I am A-, so I have to get an injection at 28 weeks and again at labor, due to having a negative Rh factor. I second asking your doctor about this.

Post # 5
189 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Hello, I work in a haematology and transfusion laboratory.

Anti-M antibodies are relatively common (especially in asian populations) and won’t cause you harm as you go about your day to day life. Anti-M antibodies rarely cause problems with pregnancy, and when it does occur it doesn’t result in death of the foetus. It will make it slightly trickier to give you a transfusion (if you ever need one) but it is not impossible to find compatable units and it really isn’t a big deal. It may make us transfusion scientists curse your sample as it means extra work for us but that’s about it.

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