For Rh negatives

Discussion in 'Pregnancy Club' started by Rmar, Dec 18, 2009.

  1. Rmar

    Rmar Well-Known Member

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    If you are Rh negative you probably already know the shot that is recommended that you get. I just read about a new test that tells you whether your baby is Rh + or - before the first dose of the shot so in other words whether a shot would be either neccessary or unneccessary.

    https://www.naturalbirthandbabycare.com/rh-negative-genotyping.html

    There is a link. If you are, ask your doctor about the test.
     
  2. SarahMelissa

    SarahMelissa Maxy & Benny's Mummy

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    Thanks for this info, i just found out yesterday that i am AB- so i will asking my Ob/Gyn about this blood test.
     
  3. Rmar

    Rmar Well-Known Member

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    Ooooh AB-. Do you feel special?:haha:

    I have always wanted to have a rare blood type just so I could feel different.
     
  4. Parkep

    Parkep Very happy mom

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    hey hun im AB- as well but OH is O-, most of the time they still give me the shot just due to the risks of being wrong with OH's blood type. It says the test is 98% accurate, there is still a risk, and for me having a little shot far out ways the risk. Its neat though because i didnt even know this was out there
     
  5. SarahMelissa

    SarahMelissa Maxy & Benny's Mummy

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    I guess i feel a little special considering apparently less than 1% of people worldwide are AB- but for the sake of it being extra hassle/worry during pregnancy, i would rather not be special just this one time :rofl:
     
  6. Rmar

    Rmar Well-Known Member

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    I guess it does outweigh the risk because the risk of your body attacking future pregnancies is 1/200 without the shot (1/100 000 with the shot) and the risk of serious side effects from the shot is 1/60 000. But the risk is still there and I would love to be able to find out and then make a decision.
     
  7. ryder

    ryder Mum to Jasmine & Peyton

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    Where do they draw the blood from this test? Im having a hard time understanding, I thought the only way to draw fetal blood was through the placenta?

    Im just curious, thats all x

    I am A- and i've had the rogham shot and have never really worried about it.
     
  8. JennTheMomma

    JennTheMomma Mommy of 1 & Expecting #2

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    I'm RH- and DH is also -. You don't need a shot if you are - as you can't make a + baby then.
     
  9. Maybebaby80

    Maybebaby80 Well-Known Member

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    I am RH- and hubby is RH+ so pretty high chance baby will be + as it is the more dominant group. MW said it is now not necessary to have the jab during pregnancy unless you have a large bleed or a fall. Then when the baby is here the cord will be tested and if baby is + I will be given jab then to cover me for the subsequent pregnancies.
     
  10. Embovstar

    Embovstar Mummy to Isaac 23.04.10

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    Thanks for this post. I found out lastg week that Im o rh neg. Not sure what husband is so its the anti d for me.

    Nicola xx
     

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