Rh blood inheritance

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Avatar f tn Everyone is either RH negative or RH positive it has nothing to do with pregnancy.
Avatar f tn t even answer my calls now. I believe i can get them to cover the blood typing for the baby since i am RH-, but the insurance won't cover any paternity testing costs, which i believe could run another $1000=$1300. I know blood typing won't always work. I was just hoping that in this situation it might since guy #1 and i are both type "O" and guy # 2 is type "A".
Avatar f tn It isn't a huge problem at all. If the baby's dad is rh positive then your body will want to reject the baby because it's seen as a foreign body. It will not reject your first baby but it will create antibodies so the next baby you have is at risk. They use to give you immunosuppressant shots during your second pregnancy to prevent miscarriage but I believe (you can ask your doctor for sure) now they give you one while delivering your first child and it will prevent it.
Avatar f tn They will automatically give you the shot around 28 weeks since babies blood type is unknown. If they Abby has your blood type after delivery you won't need another shot. If baby has positive blood type they will give you the shot. Don't freak yourself out , I'm rh- as well and I'm pregnant with my third healthy babyboy.
3198629 tn?1367038423 "Rhesus (Rh) factor is an inherited trait that refers to a specific protein found on the surface of red blood cells. If your blood has the protein, you're Rh positive — the most common Rh factor. If your blood lacks the protein, you're Rh negative. Although Rh factor doesn't affect your health, it can affect pregnancy. Your pregnancy needs special care if you're Rh negative and your baby's father is Rh positive.
849762 tn?1288184748 I think it depends on what your husband's blood type is. If you're RH negative and he's RH positive (like A+, B+, AB+ or O+), then there's a risk the baby might also be positive and I guess that could cause problems...although, usually not in first pregnancies unless you already have antibodies (I read this online). To avoid this a shot can be given at 26 weeks and at birth called RhoGAM.
2174396 tn?1337605170 i agree with sorenr... if your talking Rh factor they can test to see if you have antibldies towards it and there are shots like she said.... the Rh factor doesnt cause MCs in the first trimester either, its effects(if not treated) are towards the end of the second trimester towards the third.... as far as what i have been able to find reading up on it...
Avatar f tn In the unlikely event mixing occurs, the Mother’s Rh negative blood would encounter the Rh protein from her Rh positive child’s blood and develop antibodies against it. This process is called “sensitization”. No harm can come to the baby the first time mixing occurs.
Avatar f tn Yes, you can have repeat miscarriages if you have Rh blood group incompatibility (you are Rh negative and your partner is Rh positive). When there is Rh incompatibility, an atypical antibody called Anti-D antibody usually develops in response to it and is the cause of miscarriage. If both you and baby's father have same blood Rh type (either positive or negative), then chances of any antibody formation is less.
Avatar n tn s response to invaders) against Rh-positive blood cells, even against those of her own baby. This is called Rh sensitization. These antibodies have the potential to cross the placenta and attack the fetus' red blood cells, which in turn can cause low blood count (anemia), congestive heart failure, and even fetal death. This is called hemolytic disease. Fortunately, Rh sensitization is preventable with a medicine called Rh immunoglobulin (RhIg, or Rhogam™.
458509 tn?1208394402 I have A- blood with RH- factor. I just had a miscarriage at 7 weeks. Is this the reason why and will i be able to have a child in the future?
Avatar f tn From what I understand (and I could be wrong) its not about being o negative or a negative or whatever, its about lacking the rH factor making you rH negative. If they had found that your blood was rH negative, they would have tested dad's blood too. If he is also negative. No issues. Negative is a recessive trait so if dad was positive, baby would be positive and the difference in you and baby is what would cause issues. Hope this helps a little.
Avatar f tn A+ is not bad blood -_- its one of the more common blood types! They only give you O type blood if they have to because its a neutral blood type and your body wont reject it.
Avatar n tn It varies by hospital. Lets be sure we are talking about the same thing. Routinely, a SMALL sample of blood is taken from the cord blood of all infants. It is sent to the lab, "on hold", unless the mother is RH negative. If the mother is RH negative, then other tests are done to see if the baby is RH negative or positive. At this point, things vary. Sometimes furthur testing is done on the blood, to see if there are antibodies present.
Avatar f tn I was wondering if any of you have the RH- blood type and have had successful or non successful pregnancies/ability to concieve? I'm 21 years old and am TTC. When I was 16 years old I had a miscarriage at about 6 weeks, then is when I found out that I am RH-. They did regular blood tests on me post mc for about a week or two then game me a shot in my hip. I am wondering if being rh- will affect my ability to have a child now that I am ready? My husband is RH+.
Avatar f tn If you are RH positive you have the protein on the surface of your blood cells if you are RH negative you don't. Most people are RH positive.
1383644 tn?1286935693 I know that because of the placenta that you can have a completely different blood type then your child and not have it be a problem. I think it is only if your blood test comes back as being RH negative that you need to get the shot. Best thing to do though would be to talk to your doctor though. I'm going to assume since she didn't say anything though that it isn't an issue.
Avatar f tn Baby will be fine! Nothing happens with blood types. If your RH- (have a negative blood type) you'll be getting RH- shots throughout pregnancy, so say your baby has a positive blood type, the shot will prevent your body from attacking the baby!
Avatar f tn i am 24 weeks and see my dr on the 14th... im just wondering would i have to take the shots like someone with rh- blood bc the fact im a pos blood type and if he is a neg type??
Avatar f tn why is it that if you are rh neg they say that if u get preg for the second time if more resky? i was preg twice and of corse rh with both the first ended in miscarriage but the second was fine. i t ook rogam with both. so if i was to get preg a third time then what?
Avatar n tn actually you should get a shot at 28 weeks as well. the RH factor affects more in the 2nd pregnancy.
Avatar f tn Ok, so I'm blood type A+ which means I have rh positive blood? And my baby should be fine? I read the only time there is a problem is when the baby is positive and the mother is negative. Does anyone know if I'm understanding everything correctly? Ps. My new doctor wants me to get retested, I guess it wasn't in my medical records. I just want to put my mind at ease, and not feel the need to rush/worry just yet.
1230912 tn?1273492770 ) So I guess my question is how many of you on the board have RH negative blood? Does being RH negative with MS have any cause/effect on the situation? Thank you all knowledgeable ones!
8274643 tn?1406141596 Like she said, it has to do with being positive or negative, not the actual blood type. If your negative and the baby has positive blood, it means it's positive for Rh. That means your body will "attack" the baby. It's a very safe procedure and medically necessary.
191945 tn?1201817571 Okay, so I research pretty much all the time and I've ran across information about RH- and how that will fight off the baby and so forth. I also believe I read that if you are A Negative that you more than likely have the Rh- as well.. I haven't had any blood drawn at my dr's office yet, they don't do it till your 16 weeks so they can do it all at once, I asked why I didn't have it done yet and thats what the Nurse had told me..