(Closed) I am Rh-Negative :/

posted 6 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Helper bee

I think I’m O-Neg (whatever the rarest blood type is that can give to everyone or something) and I have no idea what Mr. LR is.  Does this mean I’ll need to get RhoGam shots to get pregnant or to stay pregnant?

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I am Rh- and Fi is + We have two little girls both Rh+ As long as you get the shot you will you be fine! Both my little ones had Jaundce but nothing serious just a few blood tests until they knew for sure that they were out of the woods! 

The shot in the a$$ sucks but You should be fine 🙂

Post # 7
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Helper bee

@peachbaby4008: We’re not planning on having kids until 2015+, but at least I have some info as to what to expect!!!

 

@MsPanda: So good to hear 🙂

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@peachbaby4008: Nope no special treatment just a bunch of blood tests to make sure that the levels didnt get too high! One thing I am going too tell you is no matter how much you want to do not google… I freaked myself out over so much stuff just because of google.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@LaviniaRose2013: To be honest my doctor told me that the only difference us Rh-‘s have to worry about it the shot you get. Dont let it stress you out because the number of babies who have issues because of the Rh- thing is so low and if I can remember right its because the mothers didnt get prenatal care.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

You got rhogam so you don’t have to worry about that!

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I’m Rh- (B neg) and all it means is that you need to get the shot if you miscarry, and after giving birth. If the babies blood comes in contact with your blood, (Like from the umbilical cord, or a vaginal tear) then your immune system could build a response to the positive antibodies. That means in future pregnancies your body could mistake the fetus for a threat and send out antibodies to remove it. The shot just stops the antibodies being made.

Interestingly, there is a theory that this is what happened to King Henry the 8th’s wife Anne Boleyn. That after giving birth to Elizabeth I, she miscarried all future pregnancies, was declared a witch, and beheaded. Luckily for us its nearly 2012 and we don’t have to worry about rhesus factor, witches, or being beheaded. Yay progress!

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Yeah, no need to worry about being Rh- as long as you get the RhoGAM shot.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I’m Rh- and my mom is RH+. she got the shot with me and I have never had any health issues. As a PP said, it’s only a preventative measure incase your blood and baby’s blook mix during a trauma.

It’s seriously nothing to worry about. I’ll getting that lovely shot in the bum when we have a baby…

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

What happens with future pregnancies if you don’t get the shot after a miscarriage?

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

it’s not a pregnancy issue, the issue is if he bloos types mix. I’m not sure about them mixing in a m/c but if you get the shot, it prevents the anti bodies from forming, but they would only form if the blood types mix. Chances are, you’ll just need a shot with each pregnancy.

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