(Closed) Baby’s Blood Type

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

huh??  They refused to tell her her baby’s blood type.  That’s odd.  Why would they do that?

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee

Both my girls it was on their little wrist band I think

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

ahhH! I’ll make a stink for sure! I’m especially nervous since I’m 0 negative (rh negative)

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I was told as soon as the doctors knew what her blood type was. They wrote it on a little card for me and everything. That’s strange; knowing blood type is extremely important.

Post # 11
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

Sometimes they don’t type them.  We were at low risk for an antibody problem, so she didn’t get typed.  I suppose we’ll find out eventually.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Unless you are Rh-, it’s not really all that important.  Not all babies have been typed at both hospitals I’ve worked at (one being a level II trauma center).

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I will add in my vote that hat babies are not typed unless they become jaundiced, are admitted to NICU, or are at risk for maternal/fetal incompatibility.

Post # 14
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I don’t even know my own blood type.  Is it really that important?  If you go into a hospital needing blood, you probably aren’t coherent enough to tell people your blood type if you know it, so wouldn’t they just do a test to type you right there in the ER?

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@MrsSaltWaterTaffy: Pretty much…if you need blood, they are going to type you eventually.  They’ll give you O- if you need it immediately though until they are able to get a type on you.  A blood type is a normal pregnancy test though since the Rh factor needs to be known.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

@Ms Mini: I didn’t know that. It explains it though. I’m Rh- so it was a relief to know her blood type.

Post # 17
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@Sulli301:

O neg Rh- here too! Try not too be too nervous, as long as you get your WinRo shots at about(or before) 28weeks things should be good 🙂

 

To th OP: The first thing they did after cutting the cord and cleaning my son up was type him, because of the Rh- factor.

Post # 18
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Helper bee

They didn’t tell me my son’s blood type. He was born with jaundice so they had to do heaps of tests to check on it, so I asked what his blood type was. They were surprise I wanted to know, the midwife even said she doesn’t know her children’s blood type! This amazed me too! She said knowing the blood type isn’t very important, as the only time you need to know it is if they are sick and when that happens they will usually do a blood test (even if you know the blood type) to confirm. She had to make a phone call to the lab to get them to check his blood type.

I thought it was strange too.

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