(Closed) Negative blood type pregnancy

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I’m pregnant with baby number 4 and have had 2 miscarriages. I am also a-. It just means if you have a bleed past 10 weeks you need to let your on or hospital know so you can get an anti d which stops your body from forming any bodies. They also give you one at 28 weeks, one at 32 weeks and one after birth. I have had 3 vaginal deliveries and have no antibodies. Everything is perfectly fine.

Post # 3
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Bumble bee

It’s my understanding that a problem potentially comes when a negative-type mother has a positive-type baby (the mothers antibodies may attack the baby’s blood cells). 

My mother is AB negative and both my sister and I are A positive. We are all fine 🙂

From what I can see online, it doesnt usually cause any serious problems. They are aware of the situation and will monitor you, so I would try not to worry. 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee

I work in a blood laboratory and we deal with this thing all the time, it really is nothing at all to worry about. If you have all your injections on time and follow the advice of the doctors/midwives, I.e in the event of a fall or trauma go to hospital immediately for another injection, then you will have no problems. The injections are to stop your body potentially making antibodies to your baby’s blood (if you baby is Rh positive). The only problems are when women miss their injections or get them too late. 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Me and my two sisters are all O- (very odd), anyway my middle sister with her first child started to bleed (she had just found out she was pregnant a few days earlier but didn’t know she was O-)and they gave her the antigen shot. Baby turned out fine… she is not pregnant again and everything is going fine. I often worry about fertility/ will my body reject a baby DH(in 30days!!!) is O+, but i know I shouldn’t worry until there are issues to actually worry about. 

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2014

It’s NBD. It was the same situation with my mother, who is O-. Even back then I remember her saying she had to get an injection in case I was + (though I ended up O- too). I will have the same situation with my husband who is A+.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Hotel Ballroom

My Brother-In-Law and SIL had RH factor issues, and my niece turned out fine. There was some complications in the pregnancy, but that was due to my SIL being morbidly obese and diabetic…not the RH. 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Do you know the blood type of the father?  I had my husband typed, and since his is also Rh- there is no risk to the baby.  Even if he is Rh+, like PP said, as long as you get the rhogam injection 1) if you have any bleeding or 2) at 28 weeks as recommended your baby should be fine!

Post # 9
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Helper bee

I’m 16 weeks with my first, and RH negative too. My husband is positive, so I’ll be getting the shots in third Tri. My doctor isn’t at all worried, but did say if anything happened that might caused bleeding inside (eg a car accident) I’d need an extra shot as a precaution

Post # 10
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

Ugh I am negative too so it’s nice to hear it’s nbd. I watched an Ancient Aliens episode all about these crazy conspiracy theories about the origins of the blood type! I was like WTF?! Haha. Long story short were all ancient aliens and/or gods, ladies. so says this guy so you know it must be true :

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

Previous posters covered most everything, but one more thing, if you start spotting at anytime before the first shot make sure you get into the doctor to get a shot.  I was given the shot at 8 weeks because I was spotting. 

Post # 12
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Blushing bee

My SIL is RH- and was supposed to get the Rhogam shot at 28 weeks with my nephew. Well they made a mistake and forgot to give it to her. No one realized until during her csection, baby almost died. All is fine now but that Rhogam shot is very important! As long as you get it though all should be fine. 

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2015

Just a word of advice. Do NOT let them give you the Rhogam injection in the arm. My first one was and it was SO sore for days afterwards. My second injection was in my thigh and wasn’t even sore afterwards. The injections themselves are no picnic but nothing compared to how much it hurt in the arm!!

Post # 14
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Busy bee

I work in a hospital laboratory as well and do blood banking! It really is no biggy. You just get injections and we will test the babies cord blood after they are born to determine if they are Rh positive (if so you’d get another injection post birth, if not than you probably won’t) and we also test the cord blood to see if there are antibodies already bound to the babies red blood cells (the test is called a DAT). Like a PP said, the injection (Rhogam) destroys any of the babies potential Rh positive blood circulating in your system before your immune system notices them so that your body does not create antibodies to Rh positive blood because if you did and they start to cross the placenta that is when trouble can start! 

Post # 15
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Busy bee

It also could be an issue for future pregnancies as well as if you ever needed a blood transfusion in the future! So moral of the story is to talk with your doctor about the importance of the Rhogam injection! 🙂

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