Hi, I am rh- and just wanted to say that, although I don't know for sure whether being rh- has any effect on the chances of miscarriage, if it helps in my experience I have had two little boys, my first pregnancy I had a bleed at about 18 weeks or so and was given an anti D injection (it wasn't given as standard then but you now have two injections through your pregnancy) and I never had any further complications, my 2nd pregnancy I had the injections when the appointments came through and had no problems at all. I hope that puts some minds at rest, though everyones experiences are different xxx I forgot to add, I have never miscarried...in case this wasn't apparent from my post lol xxx
I am also Rh Neg & althjough I know there have been many replies already to this, just had to drop you a line as I know only too well how serious a situation this can be and also how worrying. But first of all try not to panic too much but get ready to educate yourself, especially if you do develop rhesus antibodies...which may not have happened anyway if your miscarriage was before 12 weeks. In this day and age Rhesus Iso Immunisation should not happen as the anti d you recieve via injection in the latter of your pregnancy should stop this happening. However, this is not always the case (as I know only too well) so I think you are right to be cautious but not stressed at this satge.
If blood tests show you do not have Rh antibodies in your blood then your pregnancy should progress as normal just with a few extra blood tests and Anti-D shots. The risk arises when antibodies are detected and if this happens you need to be pretty well educated on the subject as you will find that most midwives and GPs have very limited knowledge and understanding of the subject. If you develop antibodies (which will show via the blood tests)my advice is to then request to have all of your ante-natal care via the hospital under supervision of a consultant who has experience in Rhesus Iso Immunisation. Believe me, when it comes to the NHS and this subject you have to be pretty anal.
I myself am Rh Neg, my husband Rh Pos. I have been through three pregnancies with Rh antibodies, the last one resulted in my child being born with Haemolytic disease and requiring a blood transfusion, phototherapy & a lengthy stay in special care. However, I was lucky enough (in my final pregnancy)to have a superb consultant and had educated myself to the latter on the subject. One comforting fact is that even if your baby is born with severe Haemolytic disease (as mine was) there is a strict course of treatment that is followed which altough very traumatic does work. There are also treatments that can closely monitor and, if necessarry, treat affected babies whilst in the womb. Finding good quality information on the subject is sometimes difficult but it is comforting to see that more and more people are sharing their experiences and it is becoming quite apparent that this is something that is still a serious complication of pregnmancy and one that needs to be dealt with appropriately.
My advice really is to LEARN as much as you can and as ASSERTIVE as you need to be in ensuring you recieve the appropriate care for you and your little one/s!
I am rh negative and have had 4 previous miscarriages and one live birth and my daughter was b- so we did not have to worry with her. I am pregnant again right now and We saw a heartbeat! yay! But I want to thank you all for sharing your experiences and information on this subject.
i'm Rh neg as well. i wouldn't worry too much the injection removes the antibodies against RH from your blood, just make sure it is checked properly. otherwise you need to wait 8 years between pregnancies (that's how long it takes for our body to "forget") fortunately those days are gone. but it is true what sb said earlier it's you ho need to have the knowledge and i find it really distressing that i can't fully trust people who suppose to look after me. fortunately i studied medical molecular biology and have a knowledge so happy to answer questions (if i'm able)
Thankyou for this info.. im O RH neg.. when i was pregnant with my first i didn`t really know much about it.. i had few shots while i was pregnant and one in labour and after birth.. i think.. i don`t really know any mums from my kids school who have it either.. strange..
This is my first post and am really hoping you guys can help me out. I have negative blood and have 3 healthy kids with no problem pregnancies. I have had one miscarraige at about about 6 weeks into the preganancy which i am pretty sure was due to the negative factor. This part of the post is to let you know negative blood isn't always a problem
The problem i have is i am pregnant again and the midwife has just contacted me to let me know that i have antibodies in my blood . I am about 11-12 weeks pregnant and have not yet had my first scan. I have never had this problem with any of my other pregnancies so i have absolutely no idea what this means . I know that the antibodies in later pregnancy can be sorted with anti-d but they dont give that until you gey to 28 weeks. I also know the problems that can be caused by the antibodies. What i dont know is ....are they going to treat this pregnancy different? If they are what is it likely to be?? I'd really appreciate it if anyone could help here
Hi i'm pregnnt with m second child and was told i was rhesus positive. This time round when i hav had blood tests i hav tested positive for antibodies another set of bloods hav been taken and i'm waiting to hear whats goin on. My mw has said that it i possible to test positive for antibodies and be rh+ seems very strange to me.Anyway i hav been lookin this up a little and from what i have read anti d is not effectve if you already hav antibodies. I have read that ladies with antibodies would be referred to a specialist consultant and bloods would be closely monitored. Once you've had your scan i'm sure you'll be given all the infomation you need
Had a look on the net myself after i posted this thread and now i'm worried Your right. After the production of antibodies has occured an anti-d is pointless However i remain positive and i'm hoping for the best outcome possible Thanx again for replying to my post and good luck with your pregnancy too hunni. I agree your situation sounds a bit strange but fingers crossed for you
Try no to worry i no thats easier said than done. I've decided not to google anymore its so easy to come across stories that send me onto a complete panic. I'm sure all will be fine. Good luck with your pregnancy let me no how u go on
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