(Closed) RPL testing, what was your experience?

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Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

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leahdany:  “Rh” is the same thing as “positive” or “negative” after the letter symbol If your blood type. So for example, A+ is positive for Rh factor, A- is negative for Rh factor. If you are Rh negative, and your partner is Rh positive, then there is a chance that your baby will be Rh positive as well (sinde they may inherit theor father’s blood type). If your baby is Rh positive and you are Rh negative, your body may see the baby’s Rh factor as being a foreign “threat”, and therefore form an antibody to “fight” it. This isn’t so much a problem in your first pregnancy, but if you form the anti-Rh antibody and become pregnant with a second Rh positive baby, your body will attack that baby. Rhogam is a “fake” antibody…it basically tricks your body into thinking you don’t need to form the anti-Rh antibody, subsequently protecting this and future pregnancies. You’ll need a shot during each pregnancy (usually at 28 weeks) and once the baby is born (IF they are Rh positive. If they are negative then there is no need, since your blood was never actually exposed to the Rh antigen). Rhogam is a Godsend for Rh negative women…my grandma is Rh negative and my grandpa was Rh positive; Grandma had 3 miscarriages and a stillbirth, all probably due to Rh sensitization :/ 

Here is another explanation : http://www.rhogam.com/FAQs

Sorry for the long winded comment–all of the lingo can get really confusing! 

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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

 

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lalalalauren:  My Darling Husband doesn’t know his either…which is super frustrating for a lab geek like me! Ha! Correct, you’ll never need Rhogam 🙂

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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lalalalauren:  Do you mind saying which one you were prescribed? Both parents is homozygous correct? I know that one is more rare. I am compound heterozygous and my doctor prescribed me folgard but I have read that it still contains synthetic folic acid which is bad.

I hope you get the help you need! The good thing is that the supplements, especially the methylated nutrients, help combat issues other than pregnancy related problems.

Post # 21
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

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lalalalauren:  i’m so glad you have somewhat of an answer! I have a good feeling you will get a super sticky BFP really soon!!

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