(Closed) I’m negative, DH is positive (blood type)

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I hope everything is okay. I would ask the doctor and hopefully they can put your mind at ease.

Is this something you need to get tested for before? I thought they only did genetic testing and have never heard that blood type matters.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

I am Rh negative and my husband is Rh positive.  I got the Rhogam shot at my 27 week appointment and will get another after delivery if the baby is Rh positive.  With the availability of Rhogam, Rh incompatibility is really not something to worry about.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I remember my aunt talking about this. It’s no biggie as they are able to prevent/treat this is most cases. My aunt only had this issue for her second pregnancy despite both her babies being positive, for whatever reason it wasn’t an issue for her first. Everything turned out fine.

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2011
Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I’m in the same boat – I’m AB-, he believes he’s O+…. 

I’ve heard it’s not a big deal, but it still freaks me out, too… 

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

No big deal. There is an injection 😉

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@MrsPinkPeony: it’s not an issue with your first pregnancy because that is when the “exposure” the the baby’s different blood type takes place. The mother then forms the antibodies to the baby’s blood, and if the SECOND baby is Rh postive, the mother’s antibodies (which are already made) attack the baby.

Like EK said, if you get your RhoGAM shots, it is no longer a problem. Talk to your OB!

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Exactly – have your OB explain this. When you are in the situation with him, you need to ask a million questions.  Again, we all are getting these explanations off of websites or based on what our own OBs have told us directly.  Your doctor/midwife/etc should be your first source of information for important health-related questions over the boards here.

Like all PP said, its not a huge deal.  You get a shot of RhoGAM and then another one after the baby’s birth and you are fine.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@Valhalla: Yeah I really have no idea LOL, I just remember she was freaked out because she didn’t have any problems the first go-round and her second pregnancy she was all worried about this but then everything turned out fine.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

From what I understand (I did a lot of research for a play called the Marriage of Bette and Boo that deals with the issue of being RH Negative (theatre teacher)), it very seldom affects the birth of your first child, and nowadays they have Rhogam shots that should make the blood type thing a non issue. I feel like your doctor is causing stress where stress isn’t due. Hopefully he just wanted to really emphasize how important it was that you know if y’all had differing blood types, so you could make 100% sure to take the Rhogam?

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

We’re in the same boat and I have heard, like the PP’s have said, that as long as you take the shots, you and the baby will be just fine!  Definitely talk to your OBGYN or a nurse at your practice if you are still unsure what to do.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I’m not a doctor, so I don’t think I’m qualified to answer this question….so maybe it’s best to make a phone call to the doc!

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