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RH Negative?

Postby Lex1008 » Tue Jan 17, 2012 3:53 pm

I was told at my first doctor visit that being RH Negative could put any future pregnancies at risk. Has anyone dealt with this that could tell me what you went through?
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Postby HawkeyeGirl18 » Tue Jan 17, 2012 9:08 pm

As long as you receive Rhogam with this pregnancy, there is very little risk for any future pregnancies. What could happen is that if your baby is RH positive and some of their blood gets mixed with your blood, then your body could create antibodies that would attack RH positive blood cells of the baby in a future pregnancy. Rhogam helps prevent your body from making the antibodies that could attack a future pregnancy. However, if daddy is also RH negative, there is no risk to future pregnancies with him even without the Rhogam because baby will also be RH negative and not cause your body to develop antibodies against the RH factor.

It's a bit hard to explain, but I hope this helps!
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Postby Lex1008 » Wed Jan 18, 2012 4:38 pm

makes total sense... thank you! I'll make sure to ask about the Rhogam. We're also having dad get his bloodtype checked, but he is most likely RH+.

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Postby Lex1008 » Tue Jan 24, 2012 1:08 pm

Found out... he is RH +, Thanks Again for the advise.
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Postby callah » Tue Jan 24, 2012 7:40 pm

I'm rh neg and dh is rh poss.

I've always just got my shots and have been fine.

When you have more babies, when they do your first panel of blood work, they will look for antibodies.

It's rare to have antibodies and if you do, they usually end up doing intrauterine blood transfusions if needed.

Your first pregnancy should be low to no risk.
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Postby corey4 » Thu Feb 09, 2012 11:41 am

Normally you will get your Rhogam at 24-28 weeks, but just remember if you experience any spotting that you need to get one now and then again at 24-28 weeks.

I am RH- and DH is +, all three of our kiddos so far have been a negative like me so it hasn't caused any issues. As long as you get the Rhogam you will be fine.
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Postby Possum » Fri Mar 16, 2012 9:17 pm

Just a brief note:

I'm sure everyone knows this but even should the pregnancy not go well, you will want to make sure to receive the Rhogam shot as well.

I've miscarried a couple of times (sweety is rh+ unfortunately) so we have had to do the shot. It just makes sure you don't build up antibodies to the rh+ factor.

Sorry to put a downer on things for anyone- I am certainly praying everyone's pregnancy goes very well so this advice won't be needed!

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Postby onemoremakes4 » Thu Jun 28, 2012 6:50 pm

I'm also Rh neg. I always get my shots and so far only have one that is neg also. I dread that blasted shot 8O
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