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28/05/2016 at 13:15
Hey everyone, : )
I found out when I was pregnant with my Son 9 years ago that I was Rh negative and had to have anti D injections throughout my pregnancy.
They had to put a big massive sticker across my folder in big bold red letters Rh neg. I never saw anyone with the same an was told being Rh neg was quite rare.
I just wondered if any of you ladies are the same?? Has anyone ever experienced any complications as a result of this??
A lot of the things you read online about being Rh neg an pregnant are quite scary..
x x x
29/05/2016 at 00:35
Hi I am rhesus A negative and have three boys - the only difference we have to endure is anti d injections at 28 weeks, after birth and if you ever experience blood loss or a knock (trauma) in pregnancy.
ive had stressful pregnancies each time but no one has ever attributed the issues to my blood type! i wouldn't read too much into the horror stories - try to relax and enjoy the pregnancy!
29/05/2016 at 08:31
Rhesus positive blood has a coat of rhesus on the red blood cells, rhesus negative blood doesn't. This means that if rhesus negative blood comes in contact with rhesus positive the rhesus coat is seen as a foreign body & attacked with antibodies.
I am on pregnancy number 3, I have had 3 lots of anti d with both previous pregnancies as both girls inherited Daddy's rhesus positive blood. I will need anti d again this time around at 28wks as bare minimum. As long as you have the anti d vaccine to help prevent your body producing it's own then the risk is very low, if baby is also rhesus negative there is no risk at all
29/05/2016 at 10:12
Thank you ladies for you're replies!!
LoL I think it's safe to say that googling is not a wise idea as you always read an think the worse..
Have a lovely bank hol ladies & bumps : ) x x
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