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Old Jun 5th, 2018, 05:42 AM   1
glong88
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rhesus negative


Is anyone else here rhesus negative??

I went into hospital saturday evening due to a small bleed and of course was given some anti d. However the blpd test they took before I had the injection showed a very high level of anti bodies ( 2 previous pregnancies with positive babies however I have had the injections throughout) so I have to go for a repeat blood test today to make sure they aren't still rising..

My question is..

If they are rising Why?
What will happen to the baby?

Why have I got anti bodies if I have had the injection routinely at 28 weeks in each pregnant and then after any bleeds or falls.to stomach?

Feeling worried



 
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Old Jun 5th, 2018, 09:34 AM   2
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I'm RH- (B- to be exact), but I don't have the antibodies as my first baby was AB-.

From a quick Google search, it looks like the antibodies can attack the baby's red blood cells, causing anemia. It looks like the most common thing that they do is monitor your blood and if the antibodies show signs of starting to reach the baby, they do a C-section and take the baby out before anything can happen to it. This is something you should definitely be discussing with your doctor though.

How close are you to your due date?



 
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Old Jun 5th, 2018, 10:26 AM   3
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I'm Rh- and all three of my babies have a positive blood type so I've had to receive the injection after delivery as well. I'm not sure what it means that you are carrying a high level of antibodies.

Did you receive the RhoGAM at 28 weeks also in this pregnancy or was this recent injection the first you had all pregnancy?



 
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Old Jun 5th, 2018, 11:27 AM   4
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I have had the injection in all pregnancies at the normal 28 weeks.

I also had it at 31 weeks in my second pregnancy due to a fall

I have also had it at 26 weeks in this pregnancy due to a bump to the stomach and Saturday due to the bleed


I had it after birth with first 2 AS both positive so in theory had it when I should have so not sure why i have anti bodies.

I am 33 weeks 1 day



 
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Old Jun 5th, 2018, 12:05 PM   5
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Another quick Google search shows that the shot is not 100% effective. Have you spoken with your doctor about this? These would all be good questions for them.



 
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Old Jun 5th, 2018, 12:33 PM   6
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You must have been exposed at some point and either the shot didn't work or it was at a different point if the pregnancy and you didn't even realise it happened. Sometimes there can be a small internal bleed that just reabsorbes and doesn't get noticed.

The problem with antibodies is they can attack your baby's blood. Low levels cause no or little problem. If they get to high levels it becomes more of a worry. If this is the first pregnancy you have had the antibodies it is unlikely to cause a big problem. The baby may be a little jaundice after birth and need some light treatment. It becomes more of a problem with each subsequent pregnancy as levels tend to rise with each pregnancy. The doctor will keep a careful eye on your levels and if they get high enough to be a danger to the baby there are treatments.



 
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Old Jun 6th, 2018, 07:49 AM   7
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The anti d shot makes your levels high - that's what it is - it's actually injecting you with the antibodies to stop you producing them yourself! Especially if you've had extra shots! Nothing to worry about.



 
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Old Jun 8th, 2018, 16:45 PM   8
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My mum is RH- and me and my twin are her rainbow babies



 
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Old Jun 10th, 2018, 10:31 AM   9
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I’m not a medical professional in any capacity and I encourage you to speak with your doctor. But I had a miscarriage last June and was given Rhogam for B- status. I became pregnant again three months later and went through the usual blood work that showed I was positive for anti-D antibodies. So the doctor had me test every four weeks after that and finally at about 3 months pregnant, I was negative for the antibodies. So being positive can actually be a result of the Rhogam itself but it doesn’t necessarily mean you’re alloimmunized. It can take three to six months for the Rhogam to actually leave your system. What they’ll do is monitor your antibody level regularly to make sure it doesn’t increase. Treatment for alloimmunized pregnancies are very promising nowadays, at any rate and in the event that you really are alloimmunized, the effects in the first autoimmunized pregnancy are a lot less than in subsequent pregnancies.



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