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Old May 12th, 2012, 06:04 AM   1
Misskayleigh
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RhD Negative And Partner Is RhD Positive...


Hello im just wondering if anyone has any advice. Me and my partner had a misscarrige on 01/01/2011 i was 12 weeks but baby had stopped growing at 8 weeks. I got an anti d injection and was allowed out the hospital before the whole process was complete. I then fell pregnant in Febuary that year and lost it at 6 weeks. No anti d injection. Then i found out i was pregnant again in December 2011 before i was due my period. The lost it on xmas day. No anti d injection again. Since feb this year we have been ttc but i am wondering if it could be anti bodies that have affected it the last time ? I had some blood tests done and a scan to see if there was any problems with my womb but everything seems to be fine. Would they of checked for antibodies though? I am RhD Negative and just found out my partner is RhD Positive. Although it is frustrating i am trying not to get too stressed as i know this can affect my chances. Anyone had similar problems?



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Old May 12th, 2012, 09:53 AM   2
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Hi sorry for your losses. I am rhesus negative so have a little knowledge of this. With my hospital, they give anti d if you are either over 12 wks and mc or have a procedure (ie ERPC/D &C). So it sounds like you got your anti d when you were 12 wks, but if your other mcs were less than 12 wks and you mc'd naturally then you wouldn't have needed them. So I'd say that wouldn't be a reason. As you've had 3 mc's are you being tested now? xx



 
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Old May 12th, 2012, 10:36 AM   3
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Once you've been pregnant with one baby from a Rh+ partner (and you are Rh-), you NEED to get that injection ASAP or you will miscarry. Sounds like you've received improper care. Do you have a regular OBGYN who oversees your care, or at least a Primary Care Doctor? If not, I'd recommend you seeing one. Also, if you can ONLY get help thru hospitals, you'll never have a successful pregnancy unless you TELL THE DOCTORS TO GIVE YOU THE ANTIGEN BECAUSE you are - and your partner is +. They won't figure it out on their own. Your body will keep attacking any embryos because it thinks the baby is a foreign virus and thus you miscarry. So get those shots ASAP when you get your BFPs.

Good luck, and I'm so sorry for your losses. I wish doctors warned people about the dangers of this. I only know because my mother is O- and my father is A+ and they gave her shots, and she told me she had to get them for my brothers but not me because I was her first pregnancy.



 
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Old May 12th, 2012, 11:04 AM   4
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Thanks for your replys.

Donna - Yeh i thought that was right about the second and third mc, but no i am not being tested. My hospital refused to see me as they 'Dont count the other two as mc's' as they were before 12 weeks. My doctor arranged a few tests on my blood and a scan of my womb but that was all he could do. Those tests came back fine, nothing was wrong :/ Its a little upsetting though as even though the other two mc's were before 12 weeks i still knew i was pregnant so why should they not count?

Silmarien - I did have the anti d shot after the first mc and was told as the others were before 12 weeks i didnt need it after them. What is an OBGYN? Sorry im new to this. I have a doctor who i see if anythings up but he says there is nothing more they can do as everybody only has a 5% chance of getting pregnant on any cycle, so i have to wait 20 months untill they take anything any further if im not pregnant by then.

Thanks again for your help xx



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Old May 13th, 2012, 03:20 AM   5
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Thanks for your replys.

Donna - Yeh i thought that was right about the second and third mc, but no i am not being tested. My hospital refused to see me as they 'Dont count the other two as mc's' as they were before 12 weeks. My doctor arranged a few tests on my blood and a scan of my womb but that was all he could do. Those tests came back fine, nothing was wrong :/ Its a little upsetting though as even though the other two mc's were before 12 weeks i still knew i was pregnant so why should they not count?

Silmarien - I did have the anti d shot after the first mc and was told as the others were before 12 weeks i didnt need it after them. What is an OBGYN? Sorry im new to this. I have a doctor who i see if anythings up but he says there is nothing more they can do as everybody only has a 5% chance of getting pregnant on any cycle, so i have to wait 20 months untill they take anything any further if im not pregnant by then.

Thanks again for your help xx
Actually most women have a 20-25% (depening on age, weight, health, and other factors) of conceiving each cycle, definitely not 5%!

The human race would dwindle to extinction if Mother Nature gave us a 5% chance of a successful pregnancy.



I know it was prob a typo.

I'm sorry about your losses, it seems SO UNFAIR your docs won't help a woman who's had multiple miscarriages and has been trying to long! Can you find another doctor?



 
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Old May 13th, 2012, 08:03 AM   6
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I am only going by what my doctor said to me. He said 5% Chance for any healthy couple between 20 - 25 years old. This is already my second doctor as the one iv had since i was born was no help so i changed. Not sure im going to get anyhwhere if they are giving me false information :/. I suppose ill just have to keep trying and think positive. Youve given me more hope though. Thanks xx



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Once you've been pregnant with one baby from a Rh+ partner (and you are Rh-), you NEED to get that injection ASAP or you will miscarry. Sounds like you've received improper care. Do you have a regular OBGYN who oversees your care, or at least a Primary Care Doctor? If not, I'd recommend you seeing one. Also, if you can ONLY get help thru hospitals, you'll never have a successful pregnancy unless you TELL THE DOCTORS TO GIVE YOU THE ANTIGEN BECAUSE you are - and your partner is +. They won't figure it out on their own. Your body will keep attacking any embryos because it thinks the baby is a foreign virus and thus you miscarry. So get those shots ASAP when you get your BFPs.

Good luck, and I'm so sorry for your losses. I wish doctors warned people about the dangers of this. I only know because my mother is O- and my father is A+ and they gave her shots, and she told me she had to get them for my brothers but not me because I was her first pregnancy.

I don't think this is true. They only really give you an anti-D jab just in case any blood platelettes cross the placenta and you have a different rhesus factor to your baby. Where I live, pregnant ladies are given the jab at about 28 weeks or if they have miscarried beyond 12 weeks. This jab is actually for the benefit of any subsequent pregnancies, not the current pregnancy.

OP I am so sorry for your losses. It must be so hard for you and you must be desperate for answers and reasons. If I were you, I would make an appointment with my GP and explain your worries (including your concerns about the anti-D jab) and see what they have to say. It might be that you can go through some investigations as to why you have miscarried.

I hope you find some answers xxx



 
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