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rhesus neg blood result

catswinniecatswinnie
posted 9 years 3 months ago
Hi

I visited my MW yesterday and was told that my blood group is O rhesus negative. i am now worried that my partner is likely to be rhesus positive and so could the baby. Has anyone been through the same thing? i have been offered an anti-D injection to prevent complications should mine and the babies blood accidentally mix but i am worried as the MW said that it is not a man made treatment and is taken from other people and that there may be risk of contracting something further down the line. MW words were "well we didn't know about CJD at one point". Shocked Confused Unsure


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bunnigirlbunnigirl
posted 9 years 3 months ago
i think the anti d gets screened now like blood just to they dont pass anything on i wouldnt worry i no loads of people who have had this done just remember a bump fall or anything get to the hospital for a shot babe

good luck hunni

xxx

candgsmumcandgsmum
posted 9 years 3 months ago
Right hun rehsus negative is nothing to be worried about. I think its discraceful that your mw has scared you like that. Infact with first babies any risk is minimal!!

I will explain what it means - basically as rhesus negative we are misssing the + in our blood, so if our body detects it, it will produce anti-bodies to get rid of them as it sees it as a foriegn body just like a cold for example.

The anti-D injection is given at 30ish weeks in your bum, as a precaution after bloods are taken to check that you are clear of any anti-bodies which may have already formed (although this is extremely rare). Anti-D is almost like an immunisation, it contains the + part of someone elses blood (bear in mind blood donation is now under very, very strict screening before you can donate) and as far as I'm aware it 'sensitises' you to stop you forming anti-bodies but it only lasts a few weeks.

When you give birth, a sample of blood will be taken from your baby (through the cord) and if your baby is rehsus + they will give you another injection just incase any blood mixed during the birth. This is so you can go on to have further pregnancies without complication. My first was rehsus negative so I didn't need one after the birth, my second was + like his dad so I was given an injection.

When I had my daughter the critera for an injection was you only had it if you suffered a bleed during pregnancy and when your baby was + after the birth.

When I had my son it was if you had a bleed AFTER 12 weeks (i bled at 5 weeks and was told I didn't need one) and a routine injection at around 30ish weeks, and again after the birth if baby was +.

I was sent a medical card from the national blood service to carry with me when I was pregnant with my first advising me that if I suffered an injury to my bump I must inform a medical proffesional that I was rehsus negative. Although I never got one while pregnant the second time but still had one from the first pregnancy.


If you didn't understand a word i've just said LOL, here's a link explaining any complications that can happen
http://www.bbc.co.uk/health/ask_the_doctor/pregnancyrhesus.shtml

mummyheathmummyheath
posted 9 years 3 months ago
- My blog
my mum is negative and my dad is positive shes had 6kids and the anti-d every time and nothing has ever gone wrong with any of us or my mum.
you've got nothing to worry about

catswinniecatswinnie
posted 9 years 3 months ago
thanks everyone you have put my mind at ease again,so will try and enjoy the rest of the pregnancy as i should be. xx Very Happy

AlexAlex Moderator
posted 9 years 3 months ago
Im O- and had to have the anti D injections- I was never told the stories you were. I was never worried about having it and obviously have to have it again if I have any more children

LucyLucy
posted 9 years 3 months ago

catswinnie said:
Hi

I visited my MW yesterday and was told that my blood group is O rhesus negative. i am now worried that my partner is likely to be rhesus positive and so could the baby. Has anyone been through the same thing? i have been offered an anti-D injection to prevent complications should mine and the babies blood accidentally mix but i am worried as the MW said that it is not a man made treatment and is taken from other people and that there may be risk of contracting something further down the line. MW words were "well we didn't know about CJD at one point". Shocked Confused Unsure


ive had that too im o negative and i was given the anti-D its nothing really.

Ive had it both times and when i had an amnio with Gemma, its just to make sure that if your next baby is positive and you are negative that the blood doesnt poison the baby.

Dont worry its quite normal, and not a problem ive had it 3 times and its never worried me

mum26soon2b7mum26soon2b7
posted 9 years 2 months ago
im rhesus A neg and ive had to have it after all of my 6 pgs and 3 mc's.....with all the shots ive had i should have turned positive by now LMAO!! X X X

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