Post # 17
@BellaDee: To answer your question, as stated above by another Bee, the likelihood of developing an Anti-D from your miscarriage would be very very low. But if in a very rare instance that you did, and became pregnant again, there is a risk to baby if baby happened to be Rh+. In this case, mom could mount an immune response to baby if exposed to the D antigen from baby’s blood. In order for that to happen though, you would have to have developed the Anti-D from the previous pregnancy and there would have to be am exposure to baby’s blood at some point during the pregnancy.
When you become pregnant again, they will do blood work as part of your initial prenatal work up. One of the tests they do will be a blood group and screen. The screen will identify if there is an Anti-D present and in the unlikely chance there is, they will continously monitor that antibody level (called a titre) throughout your pregnancy to ensure that it is not rising (indicating an immune response). And in the even more unlikely event that it was rising, they have tests and treatments options in place to ensure the health of you and baby.
Those are truly all worst case scenarios and you have nothing to be worried about! 🙂
Keep in mind thatyou will receive WinRho during your next pregnancy at 28 weeks and if at any point you are spotting during the early stages of pregnancy, you can go to your doctor and he will likely give you the smaller dose that l mentioned above, as a precaution. 🙂
Post # 18
@BellaDee: My blood type is O negative and I’ve received the rhogam shot twice. The first time was a termination … at that time my husband and I were only dating about a year and we weren’t being careful and weren’t in the position to raise a child. We went to PP and after the procedure I was given the shot. Fast forward 4 years later and we found out we were preggers a little over 2 weeks ago. I miscarried over the weekend and was sent to the ER to receive the shot again. I’m not exactly sure if my husband is Rh positive or not but dr said it’s better to be safe than sorry. According to my dr the shot must be given within 72 hours if not it could create devestating issues for future pregnancies. If you are Rh negative and your SO is Rh positive then you should receive the shot after a termination, after a miscarry, during pregnancy and after birth.
So to answer your question … if your Rh negative and your SO is positive and you miscarried yes you “should’ve” received the shot. You should reach out to your dr. Not sure if there’s anything they can do now but you never know.
Post # 19
Scary. I had a termination when i was 17 from not being careful enough and was not in a position to raise a child, that was how i actually even found out what blood type I am. I don’t believe I was given any shots, I know about the shot now but thought you just needed to get it while you were pregnant to stop your body rejecting the baby. We are going to start TTC next year and i’m worried that i’ve affected my chances of having kids..
Post # 20
@Missy_Star: Before you start TTC you should have a sit down with your dr and discuss. From what my dr said it could affect future pregnancies, it’s not 100% so don’t get too worried.