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RH negative question

Posted by on Nov. 19, 2012 at 4:41 PM
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I have been trying to call my dr & my sons dr...everyone just keeps putting me on hold and telling me to call tomorrow.
So I figured I might get answers here.

I am RH-. Not sure my exact blood type.
My sons blood type is A-. Don't know his RH factor.
Totally have no idea about DH anymore. I did when I was pregnant 6 years ago.

Anyway. I was looking up things and realized I didn't get a rohgram (sp?) shot after my miscarrage 6 months ago.
I'm totally freaking out now. Hence why I'm impatient with these drs right now)

If my son was A- he was ok, right? Because we were both negative? I am not 100% sure...but thought I remember them saying his blood and mine were comparable so I wouldn't have built antibodies.
So would my next kids be the same you think?
Sorry, I know you might not know...but even a bump would help?
Thanks!
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MrsMatthew
by on Nov. 19, 2012 at 5:04 PM

The Rh factor is the + or -. So yes, since you and your son are both Rh-, he is fine. If he was your first pregnancy, you shouldn't have built antibodies yet at all. However, if your DH is +, there is a chance with every pregnancy that the baby will be +. If DH is -, there is no way for any baby to be + so there would be no issue. If your DH is +, you will need RhoGam. But, maybe DH is - and it's in a medical file and that's why they didn't give you RhoGam? Did all of that make sense? It's confusing, I know.

If your DH is +, you should have gotten RhoGam after your miscarriage.

candicefield
by Silver Member on Nov. 19, 2012 at 5:18 PM
Exactly this.


Quoting MrsMatthew:

The Rh factor is the + or -. So yes, since you and your son are both Rh-, he is fine. If he was your first pregnancy, you shouldn't have built antibodies yet at all. However, if your DH is +, there is a chance with every pregnancy that the baby will be +. If DH is -, there is no way for any baby to be + so there would be no issue. If your DH is +, you will need RhoGam. But, maybe DH is - and it's in a medical file and that's why they didn't give you RhoGam? Did all of that make sense? It's confusing, I know.

If your DH is +, you should have gotten RhoGam after your miscarriage.


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Y2kmomma
by Member on Nov. 19, 2012 at 5:57 PM
It does make sense.

I didn't go to the dr. It was a chemical pregnancy.
I totally forgot about the RH thing. I happen to read something online that reminded me of it, months AFTER my chemical pregnancy.



Quoting MrsMatthew:

The Rh factor is the + or -. So yes, since you and your son are both Rh-, he is fine. If he was your first pregnancy, you shouldn't have built antibodies yet at all. However, if your DH is +, there is a chance with every pregnancy that the baby will be +. If DH is -, there is no way for any baby to be + so there would be no issue. If your DH is +, you will need RhoGam. But, maybe DH is - and it's in a medical file and that's why they didn't give you RhoGam? Did all of that make sense? It's confusing, I know.

If your DH is +, you should have gotten RhoGam after your miscarriage.


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Dani1009
by Silver Member on Nov. 19, 2012 at 6:51 PM
I am O- & have miscarried twice. I was never offered a rhogam shot. From all the research I've done, I think you will be totally fine. The baby has to be far enough along to have developed a heartbeat and blood supply. Without this, there is no baby's blood to mix with yours. Since your miscarriage was incredibly early, its unlikely that you were exposed to any blood.
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