View Full Version : Does anyone here have or know of someone that has this pg complication?
11-30-2007, 08:58 PM
I have Rh incompatibility with my baby. They also call it isoimmunization because my body has developed antibodies that could possibly attack my baby's red blood cells in utero and cause severe anemia. That is only if this current child is Rh +. If it is Rh - like myself it will spare this occurring in my child. Can anyone help?
11-30-2007, 09:33 PM
I know a lot about it and could direct you to a message board where everyone is going through/has gone through this if you are interested?
I myself have an anti-c antibody that is very similar to what you have. I must have been sensitized when I was pregnant with Andrew (his blood and mine are apparently incompatible). My dh was tested and he does have the c antibody. I didn't have any problems with Alex and Andrew was fine too although he did have some jaundice when he was born which may or may not be related. When I went in for the routine blood work with this pregnancy, I tested positive for the anti-c antibody with a titer of 1:4 (this is pretty low, but definitely positive). I've been having monthly blood tests to make sure the titer doesn't rise significantly and so far it hasn't risen at all. Based on this, we are pretty sure that this baby did not inherit that factor of Ryan's blood. Had it risen I would have been referred to a specialist and had special monitoring to make sure the baby wasn't suffering from anemia. Worst case, the baby could have needed in utero blood transfusions and/or may have been delivered early. Luckily none of that has happened for me.
From what I have read the first sensitized pregnancy is usually the easiest. I guess subsequent pregnancies are usually more difficult and more likely to cause trouble for the baby.
Let me know if you want the link to this other message board. I haven't posted there, but it does have a lot of information you might find helpful. :)
12-01-2007, 07:14 AM
Brandy, has Joel been testing to see if he's + or - ?
(p.s., I'll add you to the dd list as you as you asked :) )
12-01-2007, 07:04 PM
Karen, I have no idea what Joel's blood type is. We are definately planning on getting it typed this next week, hopefully. I am assuming that it is Rh + since this just occurred after my m/c, however, we are still having it checked.
12-05-2007, 07:02 AM
I am RH - as well and on my second pregnancy and it has never really been an issue
I just got my rhogan needle last week at 28 weeks i had it with my first pregnancy as well and my son was born positive so had another injection immediately after he was born and had no other complications and same should go for this pregnancy
If the baby tests positive at birth will just get the second needle at that point but i have been advised by my OB that it is nothing to worry about
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