I probably should have wrote this post sooner, but for a while I didn't know how to explain my complications. I am RH- and SO is RH+. When I was pregnant with DS they determined he was RH+ as well and gave me the RhoGam shot during pregnancy and after delivery. When I went in for my 1st app. with #2 they did all my blood work, plus the blood sugar test cause of DS being a big baby. Well, I get a call a couple days later asking if I've had any bleeding problems or have recieved RhoGam recently. Of course I haven't and I had DS in '07. They sent me to a specialist and he tried to explain to me why I was seeing him but 1) he was using alot of big words and going over so much i forgot what was said and 2) he had a russian accent that made it hard to totally understand him and sounded like Boris the Blade from "Snatch" (good movie btw). So when I had my next app. with my regular Dr. I asked her to put into lamens terms what was going on. Basically, they gave me the RhoGam so when mine and DS's blood traded my antibodies wouldn't attack them, but more of our blood traded than the RhoGam could protect and I developed antibodies to RH+. So they are keeping a close eye on me and the baby. The 1st thing I worried about with these kinds of complications most Dr.s do amniocentisis to check on the baby in utero. My specialist doesn't practice these anymore because in positions like this it can do more harm than good. Instead what they do is a routine ultrasound where they thouroughly check the baby's blood vessels in its head, limbs, and heart and take a little blood from me. Worst case scenario, the baby would become anemic due to my antibodies depleteing its red blood cells and would require blood transfusions until I am at a point where it will be safe to deliver the baby. Hopefully it won't come to that, they said because DS had no complications this one shouldn't. So far everything is going well, the baby is active and the blood vessels are looking good. My antibodies have gone up some but not to a bad point. I'll probably make more posts as time goes on.

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Weezy...
Apr. 19, 2010 at 7:36 PM

Wow, I'm so sorry to hear what you are going through.  I too am RH- and my DH is RH+.  I received the Rhogam during my pregnancy and after my son was born (Sept. '07).  I am now pregnant with my second child as well and I was a little worried at first with it being my second child, I am 14 weeks along and so far everything has been going well as far as I know, when I had my blood test everything came out alright since they didn't make any mentions to me besides asking me if I knew my blood type.

I wish you the best of luck mama and a safe pregnancy!

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