I recently read a very sad post about a women who lost her first child due to miscarriage because of different blood types between her and her SO...people gave her advice and told her about the RH shot(s)...what I dont understand is how different blood types can equal miscarriage and how the RH shot works..I just dont get the whole situation...Can someone please explain it to me I feel bad that I couldnt help her because I have no idea why shes going through what shes going through...Answer Question
that makes no sense to me
Answer by xxmorgynxx at 6:37 AM on May. 17, 2009
Answer by AtticusJsmum at 7:08 AM on May. 17, 2009
Answer by AtticusJsmum at 7:12 AM on May. 17, 2009
Answer by AtticusJsmum at 7:13 AM on May. 17, 2009
Answer by busymamma503 at 9:30 AM on May. 17, 2009
You do not have to have the RH shot just because you are O-. The only time it is an issue is if the baby is positive and the mom is negative and their blood mixes during pregnancy or delivery. It does not typically make a difference with the frist pregnancy, but it can effect others after that. For me DH is O- too so the only blood type my kids can be is O- so I DO NOT HAVE to get the shot.
This is a good site to read up on it. There are possible side effects of the shot so I would highly recommend finding out what your DH is before getting the shot.
Answer by aeneva at 10:19 AM on May. 17, 2009