Hello, I have just found out I'm RH negative... I'm in the process of a miscarriage with my first pregnancy. I received the rhogam shot after they found out my baby didn't have a heartbeat.. I'm looking for someone that knows about this and can help me understand... I'm very curious as to if me and my husband will ever be able to have a baby ... I'm A- and my husband is 0+....
Yes you will be able to now that you had the shot, because you are a negative your body will "reject" a positive because it is a foreign body to you and unless you get the shot you would not be able to concieve and carry full term.
I'm so sorry for your loss Ashley. I just wanted to question this too. I was told that being rhesus negative would not cause a miscarriage as it was more likely to cause rhesus factor problems after birth. My mum is A- and my dad is O+ but my mum never miscarried, however I am also A- and I just miscarried my first pregnancy. I was my mums first born and because I was also A- there were no issues anyway. Is it possible then that the baby I just lost was positive and that's what caused the miscarriage? Because surely if that was possible they should give rhesus negative pregnant women the injection at the first confirmation of pregnancy rather than waiting until 28 weeks??
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 had the option to right away when I was spotting because that was a red flag to them and then again when I miscarried and might get it just so that I know I have done everything to prevent a miscarriage. The dr said I don't need it since my husband is O- but if I ever have a positive partner I will have to have the shot for my chances of making it to term or else your body will end up rejecting it... This is just what my dr has told me and they keep asking me to take the shot so I might
Thanks finallytrying, I hate to ask another question, but did your doc say that once you have had the injection it should help reduce any future chance of miscarriage then? Because I have now had it and am thinking that perhaps I miscarried because the baby was rhesus positive....would be good to know that the injection might help me not miscarry again (and I say might as I know that it could really be nothing to do with blood type, just one of those things).
I found this from a website it might help you some
Rh Type and Pregnancy
A person's Rh type is generally most relevant with respect to pregnancies. During pregnancy, an Rh+ fetus developing in the womb of an Rh- woman runs the risk of developing Rhesus disease, also called Rh disease or hemolytic disease of the newborn. Only Rh- women risk having children with this disease; an Rh+ woman can carry an Rh- child without developing this condition.
For an Rh- woman to have an Rh+ child, the father must have been Rh+. An Rh+ man has at least a 50% chance of passing on the Rhesus factor to the child; a Dd father could pass either the D or d to his child. If the father is DD, there is a 100% chance that the child will be Rh+.
If the mother is Rh- and the child is Rh+, and if the child's blood enters the woman's bloodstream during pregnancy, labor, or delivery, the woman's immune system might respond by producing antibodies to fight off the child's antigens, which are foreign to the woman's system. That is, the woman's body might naturally produce antibodies that attack the baby's blood, causing the baby's red blood cells to break down. The result of this incompatibility will not affect the health of the mother, but it can affect the child's health. Potential health problems include jaundice, anemia, and brain or heart damage. In severe cases, Rh disease can be fatal to the infant.
Thanks very much for that finallytrying, much appreciated as the doctors just like to keep telling me that these things just happen for no reason but the rhesus factor had been worrying me. Thank you again xxxx
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