What is rh blood work

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Avatar f tn Does anyone know if RH factor positive is good or bad? And HIV 1 is normal? The HIV result has a 1 in the slot idk what that means .. Its all kinds of numbers and letters.. Alot of it looks normal to be honest.. Im just scared ********!!
Avatar f tn Rhogam is a shot u get when ur blood type is rh neg and ur baby is rg positive bcuz ur blood cells will fight off the babt as if it was cold...the shogam just help so it doesnt do that like ill have to get it done its just a shot in the bum...
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.
Avatar f tn The bloodwork is for your RH, your health status, and is usually checked for markers of downs syndrome, trisomy and spina bifida from what I understand. I had two rounds of blood work about 6 weeks apart to check for all that stuff.
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.
Avatar f tn Everyone is either RH negative or RH positive it has nothing to do with pregnancy.
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.
2174396 tn?1337605170 Hmm, I would have said no...what kind of incompatibility? Rh? I am Rh neg and my partner pos and we managed...I have had to have lots of blood tests to check that there are no antibodies against the + factor and have had to have antiD injections (they are known as rhogam shots in the US I think) to help prevent any antibodies being made, but other than that all has been fine, I am not even classed as medium or high risk.
Avatar f tn Even with what cnertl ^^ said that's only if baby is rh positive.
3198629 tn?1367038423 Umm, my sister had to have a needle when she was pregnant with her first because she had a negative blood type and the father was a positive. My question is, I don't know what blood type my fiance is and I'm O+, but I was under the impression that if you were positive the fathers blood type didn't matter, is that true? I don't want my body to attack the baby..
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.
8274643 tn?1406141596 Yes it is because your blood type is rh-. The rhogam injection is an injection of plasma which will kill any of the babies blood cells that have possibly entered your blood stream. This stops your blood from attacking these cells and creating antibodies. If the baby is rh+ you will be given another shot shortly after the birth. I had my shot 3 weeks ago. I'm not going to lie, it hurt, but I was fine in a couple of hours. I walked two miles and then went straight to work for four hours.
1352892 tn?1338217905 Im Rh- and I am having my third baby... you will get a shot at 28 weeks and you and baby will be fine.... the only thing i noticed with my babies is that they had a bit more jaundice than other peoples babies that I saw but that is easily treatable....
191945 tn?1201817571 I am RH-, but for the life of me do not remember what my blood type is. They gave me my rogham shot at about 16 weeks and then after I delivered. But I know that neither of my kids had to have the shot at birth because they did not carry the RH- factor, which meant they have their fathers blood type and not mine. There is a book I had with my first that was all about being rh - .
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!
Avatar n tn The mother would pass on an O (Rh-d) and the father would have to pass on a B (Rh-d) to give you the blood type BO (Rh-neg). Any time you have a A or B with an O it is always going to be that letter (A or B group that is dominate as I said previous the O is not having nothing on your Red Blood Cells). Hope I didn't confuse you to much.
11594757 tn?1438417604 I'm a ftm, and I don't know what my blood type is. I know that at least for a few weeks the baby will be okay bc we'll share my blood, but at what point should I have a blood test done to see what type I have? And can it be dangerous for the baby if I don't know??
Avatar f tn im just concerned about what could it be is something wrong with the baby has this ever happen to anyone else......
Avatar f tn Everyone is either rh- or rh+. When a rh- mother & rh+ baby blood mesh.... if that was your case your ob wouldve told u after a blood test and taken precaution. If your tired or feel drained, its apart of pregnancy, or your iron levels may be low. What are you getting tommorow?
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 s father have same blood Rh type (either positive or negative), then chances of any antibody formation is less. When mother is Rh negative and father is Rh positive—with the result that the baby can be Rh positive. The first baby usually is spared as the antibodies develop slowly. Thereafter the anti-D antibodies stay for life and cause miscarriage if the baby in womb is Rh positive. Rh –ve babies are spared.
212161 tn?1599427282 after i left they called told me i have 0-neg blood which is rh blood and it attacks the baby. sack still there but i dont think much hope for this little one. so sad. has anyone got this blood and had healthy children.
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 n tn I am not telling you this to make you rethink any decision. But my mother is RH- and had me and my 2 older brothers perfectly fine without the shot....After she had me they gave her the shot and she became pregnant with my sister...That is when the RH- blood started causing problems! My sister was born 2 months early didn't even have a windpipe. She had over 18 surgeries and countless blood transfusions before she was 2...Of course this was 26 years ago...
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.
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 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 Just curiouse on your story! This is my first pregnancy I found out I had rh- blood type and withought any proof they sent me home with pain meds saying because of my blood type I'm gonna miscarry. I have been calling and calling my obgyn because I want proof that my baby is actually dead. I have not miscarried yet. But they are just assuming that I will because of my blood type. So FRUSTRATING! Any one else have this probablem? And what's your story/ journey with having this blood type?