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849762 tn?1288184748 In first pregnancies, Rh sensitization is rarely a problem because the mother’s blood and the baby’s blood typically do not interact directly until delivery -- but if Rh-positive blood (such as from the baby) enters the Rh-negative mother’s blood, her immune system may develop antibodies against Rh factor. If these antibodies then enter an Rh-positive baby’s bloodstream, the antibodies can begin to attack the baby’s blood, causing jaundice or more severe symptoms if left untreated.
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Avatar n tn , the term "Rh" refers to a particular protein, the Rh factor, that sits on the surface of red blood cells (the surfaces of all cells are dotted with some protein or another). About 85 percent of the population carries the Rh-factor protein on their cells. That makes them Rh-positive. Some folks, such as you, don’t have the protein and are Rh-negative.     Does it make any difference in your daily life? Not in the slightest.
Avatar f tn You only get it if you have a Rh negative blood type (eg AB negative) you get one at around 28 weeks and the other after labour.
Avatar f tn Everyone is either RH negative or RH positive it has nothing to do with pregnancy.
390524 tn?1239549065 An Rh-negative mother will develop antibodies against Rh-positive blood cells (become sensitized) only if fetal blood crosses the placenta and enters her bloodstream. Her immune system then "sees" these cells, identifies them as foreign, and mounts an immune response. The injection of Rh immunoglobulin blocks the mother's immune system from seeing the fetal cells, if they do happen to get into her bloodstream, so she will not become sensitized and make antibodies.
533880 tn?1237612452 Erythroblastosis fetalis can be prevented for women at high risk ( Rh- women with Rh+ mates or mates whose blood type is unknown) by administering Rho-GAM containing anti-Rh+ antibodies into the mother around the 28th week of pregnancy and again within 72 hours after the delivery of an Rh+ baby. This must be done for the first and all subsequent pregnancies.
8690664 tn?1405214716 Sounds like you have a negative blood type, being rh-negative isn't a huge deal. I am, we blood cells are just a little different, if your parter isn't rh- negative like you, chances are higher that baby won't have the same blood type as you either. You will get a shot of rhogam at 28 weeks and then again after you deliver, just in case your blood mixes with babyd blood.
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.
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!
669618 tn?1289403248 I am RH- all it means is that you have a negative blood type. All it is, is a small needle given in your bum (it doesn't hurt at all cause its into fat) It is given to all females with RH- blood (you really only need it if the father is RH+ but they like to be safe). It's like an immunization. It introduces a small bit of RH+ into your system so that your body won't attack it.
Avatar f tn You have to talk to your doctor about it because if your baby is rh positive then your immune system can attack it. After all your baby recieve nutrients from your blood supply throught the placenta.
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.
849762 tn?1288184748 anyone have rh- blood and not get the 28 week shot and had no problems with pregnancy? I'm researchng lots about it but would like to hear personal expriences.?
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.
500238 tn?1255131214 When positive blood is given to the someone with a negative blood type, they will gradually develop antibodies called anti-Rh agglutinins, that attach to the Rh-positive red blood cells, causing them to agglutinate. So maybe a response to the RH pos. blood would be quick and taken care of by the body so that it wouldn't cause any major issues, but it's an interesting thought.
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™.
Avatar f tn If Mom is Rh negative and Dad is Rh positive, the baby statistically has a 50% chance of being Rh positive. Now, if this is a first pregnancy, it's usually not a problem because the baby's blood and the mother's blood typically do not co-mingle. During delivery, however, the blood can co-mingle and if that happens, mom will produce anitibodies against Rh, because her body does not have it and recognizes the baby's Rh as foreign. That means she gets "sensitized.
Avatar f tn And i remember the studies about the Rh (rhesus) system about the Rh + has the factor on the red blood cell surface while the Rh - doesnt have it.. Hmm.. But still, i'm just being careful to plan it out. Wouldnt want the child to suffer..
476246 tn?1418870914 Blood groups are determined according to whether you have certain protein molecules on the surface of your blood cells. The rhesus (Rh) factor is one of these blood groups. If you have the Rh factor in your blood cells, you're considered Rh positive. If you don't, you're Rh negative. There's nothing inherently wrong with being either Rh positive or Rh negative. But problems can arise when an Rh-negative woman is pregnant with an Rh-positive baby.
Avatar f tn And it is to protect your baby from the antibodies in your blood. When your blood is RH negative your body will try to kill the baby as a foreign substance in your body and try to expel it. For some reason that is what happens. It's like your body cannot recognize that it is a baby and is safe. So it is just your body's defenses kicking in. But as blueeyedtabbycat said you'll get the shot soon. Not sure where they stick you. Probably the bicep.
Avatar f tn Mine was positive n I had a shot at 29 weeks n have to have another one after I give birth. Its just so your immune system doesn't attack babies if his blood type is positive n yours is negative. But baby will be fine. The first shot needs to be given between 28-32 weeks. That's what my doc said anyway.
Avatar f tn I've had the rhogam shot with both of my kids and with my miscarriage, and i will have it again with this pregnancy too. It is only necessary if you are an rh negative blood type and baby daddy is rh positive. If an rh positive baby's blood gets into your system during birth, miscarriage, amniocentesis, etc... your body will start to develop antibodies to fight the foreign substance ( rh positive red blood cells).
Avatar n tn I was not given Rhogam again as it was still in my system determined by blood test. I was bleeding brown blood for the past 3 wks and asked my my ob if I should have Rhogam again. Bloodwork was taken along with a test called the Kleihauer-Betke test. This test showed that I had fetal blood cells in my system. I am worried that the Rhogam I got in wk 4 may not have been strong enough. I read if an ounce of fetal blood mixes in with yours you would need two shots of Rhogam.