(Closed) O negative/RH negative

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

My blood type is O negative as well. What happens is that around 28 weeks, you would get a shot that will help your body to not recognize your baby’s blood (if it’s positive) as a virus or enemy. You’re supposed to get one after delivery as well. It didn’t hurt at all when I got it, and it was over very fast, and I hate getting shots.

I was lucky that my daughter is O negative though, so it isn’t always needed, but it’s a precaution, and I’m glad I did it all the same.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I didn’t do the cord blood thing. Sorry. If they did, I don’t know about it.

Post # 6
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Helper bee

That’s unusual.  I am AB Rh-, very rare.  They knew my blood type but I never had shots before or after the birth of my child, they didn’t even mention it.

Besides, women have been having babies for thousands of years without all this fuss 😉

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

I am A negative and I had the RhoGAM shot at 28 weeks and about 36 hours postpartum.  It went in my lower back/upper butt and was a little sore the first time around, but not at all sore the second.

It’s actually a pretty important precautionary measure, more for subsequent pregnancies than for the first pregnancy. Rh-incompatibility can cause some REALLY serious problems for fetuses. I wrote a post about it back when I was going to have the shot. 

Also, I believe the cord blood is the baby’s blood type, not yours.  I donated cord blood, and my son’s blood type is A positive.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

If your husband is negative, you won’t need the shot because there will be no way the baby is Rh+. 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Yea, my aunt was rh- and nearly both her and her first daughter died during delivery back in the day(30+ years ago)  due to a lack of rhoGAM/winrho shot, so it can be pretty important.

I am o neg and rh neg, I got a shot in my arm (I think?) at about 28weeks. It was just like any other needle injection, not overly pleasant, but not horrible, ached a little for the rest of the day.  My son has the same blood type as me, but he was not typed until after delivery — his father is A pos, so the shot was a “safety first” precaution.

Post # 10
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Helper bee

My mum was 0- my dad was 0+. She just had to get the injection that you mentioned and that was it. They have 4 children, and she said it wasn’t a big deal at all.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee

Ugh. I am no where near having kids, but I am B- so am I going to have to get extra shots? I swear, every day, more things make me wish you could just have your babies grown somewhere other than your uterus.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@ILikePink:  Only if you plan on having more than one kid.  If you are FOR SURE only having one child, you won’t need Rhogam shots.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee

Sometimes I wish Weddingbee didn’t have a baby board because although I love looking at the cute pictures, mostly it just makes me super paranoid about all sorts of things I never even knew about before. At least I’ll be prepared?

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee

@tobin: They suspect that King Henry VIII’s second wife, Anne Boleyn, may have had this condition which caused her to be able to successfully carry her first child, Elizabeth I, but lose all her others around the by the 25ish week of pregnancy. She had no issues conceiving again, but she was never able to carry another child to term. So even women in history had these problems, we just didn’t have a way to treat it, or even diagnose it (at the time people accused her of witchcraft). Many women also died during or shortly after childbirth from infections because they weren’t in sterile environments or, more critically, the midwives didn’t have sterile hands or tools.

Post # 16
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Helper bee

I didn’t know I was in such a dangerous place! Nz health system is third world. How come I never knew this ? O_O

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