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Old Sep 26th, 2012, 14:57 PM   1
Tiger22
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A Negative Blood Type and RH Factor Questions!


My doctor told me I was blood type A negative and that I would have to get some kind of shot. (Like I said very rushed appointment) Is anyone else this also? So, being A - means you are RH negative too then? Will this effect me in having more children after the birth of this one?
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Old Sep 26th, 2012, 15:06 PM   2
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It means you'll have to have anti d injections during pregnancy and after delivery. This is so that your body does not reject subsequent pregnancies that are rhesus positive.



 
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Old Sep 26th, 2012, 15:18 PM   3
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im on the same boat with you, ask your partner what RH is he? if he is negative too, you cannot have anything done. My hubby is positive so i get shot at 28 weeks and right after birth. Its done so your next pregnancy will be without any complications. /if your blood would mix with positive, your body makes antibodies and will attack the baby.



 
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Old Sep 26th, 2012, 15:37 PM   4
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Ignore, I was wrong :P



 
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Old Sep 26th, 2012, 15:59 PM   5
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Actually keepholdingon, that website you linked shows that the (-) in your blood type DOES mean you are RH negative. This is also what my doctor told me, and the chart I've attached shows that a (-) or (+) after your blood type is an abbreviation for (RH-) and (RH+)

I am also RH- (though I don't know what blood group I'm in), and my doctor said they give you RhoGAM shots periodically and after birth so if your baby's blood mixes with yours your blood will not learn to attack it. In a nutshell, your current baby is safe regardless unless you have been exposed to RH positive blood in the past (because you haven't developed anything to attack it). The RhoGAM shot prevents your body from developing antibodies that would attack a future RH+ baby. There is an RH- sticky thread at the top of first tri for mor info =O)



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Old Sep 26th, 2012, 19:26 PM   6
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Yes you are rhesus negative,
Im A- aswell.
Just means you will have to have anti D injections at 28, 33 and straight after babys born UNLESS your partner is a negative blood type to. Be sure if you have any bleeding at all to go straight to hospital and get an anti d shot.
Make sure your doctor explains this thoroughly to you next time.

http://www.bellybelly.com.au/pregnan...tive-pregnancy



 
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Old Sep 26th, 2012, 19:52 PM   7
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Oh, thanks for correcting me! So if I am O positive does that mean I am rh+?



 
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Old Sep 26th, 2012, 20:05 PM   8
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Oh, thanks for correcting me! So if I am O positive does that mean I am rh+?
yes, you dont need any shots even if your partner is negative.



 
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Old Sep 26th, 2012, 20:22 PM   9
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Oh, thanks for correcting me! So if I am O positive does that mean I am rh+?
No problem, just wanted to make sure you both got the correct answers!

If you're O+, then you're good to go and don't have anything rheusus related to worry about

ETA: For those that are RH-, doctors know how to handle it properly so you also don't need to worry!



 
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Old Sep 26th, 2012, 22:09 PM   10
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Oh, thanks for correcting me! So if I am O positive does that mean I am rh+?
Yep keepholdingon your positive. + = positive . - = negative



 
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