So did you get the injection straight away then finallytrying? As they knew all along I was negative and my oh positive but I still wasn't going to be given the injection until 28 weeks. I've only had it now coz I miscarried.
I was wondering the same question. Is my doctor responsible for my miscarriage!? Could it have been prevented with the shot?
And thank you for all the information. I'm just a little confused about why nothing was said about the shot or me being RH negative at my first appointment when I had blood work done which was at 4 weeks 5 days and I miscarried my baby at 12 weeks... Then I was given the shot.
Our bodies work so hard to build babies and it's hard to think our bodies being rh- would end up taking that away. My mom had the shot as soon as she found out she was expecting because my dad is rh+. They say your body doesn't attack the baby until after you have had a child or misscarried. I would hope no is the answer but I wish they would just give all rh- people the shot and not ask questions just tell is we have to. Thankfully my mom is a geneticist and understands most my questions about what is going on although she hasn't been through it. So if you have any rh questions you can ask me and if I can't answer it I will ask her
Me too Ashley, I miscarried at 12 weeks also and then they gave me the shot. I mentioned I was rh- early on in my pregnancy but they told me that it wouldnt really affect me as it was my first pregnancy but I'd need the shot after to prevent problems in future pregnancies. Apparently (or so they told me) rh- mothers only develop the antibodies that attack a + baby's blood if the babies blood mixes with theirs. They reckon that a baby's blood would not mix with a mothers unless she miscarries or has complications further on or at birth, so that's why it's not a problem in first pregnancies. What worries me though is that they say women can miscarry and not know if it is very early in pregnancy, so who's to say that me and you haven't miscarried in the past with a + baby and we have developed the antibodies so have then attacked our next babies and had another miscarriage that we have just experienced. Really they should give the shot at the beginning of pregnancy and I don't understand why they dont. I hope that made sense lol xxx
Thank you for helping me understand ladies. I was thinking the same thing baileybugs! How do they know if we have had a miscarriage in the past, they should give everyone the shots! I'm sorry for your loss... It's nice to hear from someone going through the same thing though... I wish you all a good healing process. Hugs!
Thanks Ashley, I think for myself I'm still trying to find an explanation out of fear it will happen again! But my oh has said to me that I need to be able to accept that we dont know why this happened, he has told me that he is worried that if I convince myself that I miscarried because I am rh- then if I miscarry again it will be such a shock to me again because I am expecting the shot to stop it happening. I know he is right, I guess he has managed to get the "acceptance" stage of grieving before I have.
Best of luck for a future sticky bean to everyone and I hope everyone is feeling ok today, and if not xxxxxx
Just my two cents worth -- I also have a O neg, whilst my partner is A pos. Please DON'T worry about a possible previous unknown pregnancy/unknown mc causing a mc now -- unfortunately, until 12wks, the baby's blood won't mix with yours (the independence of the placenta) and therefore, the rhesus negative doesn't affect future pregnancies; so if you had an unknown chemical pregnancy or early (pre-12wks) mc, the baby's blood usually doesn't cross over into mum's -- I know because I asked for the anti-body test to be done after my mc in 2009 (I was 7-8wks) and my test came back negative (no antibodies had formed)-- I DID have the injection at 14wks in this pregnancy due to a cervical bleed, then at 28wks and after LO was born -- he IS A pos (proof that my OH is the daddy!)...so please don't stress yourself or worry about whether an unknown previous pregnancy/mc caused your mc..........Incidentially, there is a simple blood test that your GP/doctor can do to make extra sure (which I had done because of my terrible hospital experience whilst mc-ing)....
please take care of yourself....
ps. after an mc and two chemicals, I did get lucky (see picture); please don't give up hope!
IIUC, the first pregnancy isn't a risk with Rh factors, it's later ones, if you are negative and the baby positive that can be trouble. You don't share blood in the early stages of pregnancy, so it's not a concern until relatively late. If this was your first pregnancy, the Rh factor won't have had anything to do with the miscarriage, if that was your concern.
The RhoGAM should stop you from having problems with future pregnancies if the baby is positive. Just make sure your doctor knows your blood type and history so they can treat you correctly during the next pregnancy.
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