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Hi all,

I just wanted to reach a wider range of people to see if anyone has antibodies in there blood and still got pregnant.
My body created Antibodies in my blood while pregnant and it may of caused my babies death in vitro.
Before we see the doctor at fetal medicine unit i just wanted to know.

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my mum is?was when she was having us... apparently you need an injection of something within 48 hours of giving birth so your body doesn't reject the next baby.... she had to do this with all 3 babies
its quite common, i had to get the injection have only had the one daughter though,
i know someone that had a son she had to have scans evey week i think to make sure he was still grown and stuff, he ended up been prem but is fine now
I have A- blood and my girls have A+. Luckily though I dont have antibodies but do understand the seriousness of them.

I had a threatened miscarriage with dd1 and its suspected that it had something to do with the blood groups but I had my Anti D injections which have helped.

Of course though Anti D injections arent going to help if you already have antibodies in your blood. From what I understand and after speaking with my dr about it, a pregnancy for a mother with negative blood and antibodies will be considered high risk and will need to be monitored constantly.

I'm truely sorry for your loss and hope that the specialist can help you.

Best of luck

ETA - both my girls had severe jaundice with dd2 needing phototherapy for a few days. So, in my case, even though I didnt have antibodies, my blood was being transferred through the placenta which was a contributing factor for the jaundice.
Hey if you mean that you're Rhesus neg with a Rhesus positive baby, I have it too and so does my mum. I've had a perfect pregnancy so far *touch wood* and haven't needed to have Anti D. I will be given 3 shots of it, one 2 weeks before my due date, one while I give birth and one afterwards to prevent it happening again. If its the reason you lost your baby you'll be given a shot of Anti D which will prevent your body releasing anti bodies if you decide to concieve again.

I'm sorry to hear of your loss, GBH to you.
Sorry to the OP for jumping in on your thread, but I thought I'd mention to the other mums who've posted that Antibodies in your blood is very rare and very serious.

Rhesus negative blood is very common.

In lay-mans terms, if a mum has negative blood AND antibodies, and baby has positive blood, then the antibodies can attack the foetus. Anti-D injections will not help.

The point of having Anti-D injections before and after birth is so that your blood doesnt start producing antibodies.
THANK YOU so much Mumtostellaandzara, its a good feeling when someone understands what is happening with me.
we will get much more monitoring next time.
jaundice is a known cause for having negative blood. I have a DS who is 16 months old so he keeps me busy.
One of the questions i have to ask the doctor is will my body fight the baby even in the early stages of implantation.

thanks for all the hugs and kisses.


Sorry to the OP for jumping in on your thread, but I thought I'd mention to the other mums who've posted that Antibodies in your blood is very rare and very serious.

Rhesus negative blood is very common.

In lay-mans terms, if a mum has negative blood AND antibodies, and baby has positive blood, then the antibodies can attack the foetus. Anti-D injections will not help.

The point of having Anti-D injections before and after birth is so that your blood doesnt start producing antibodies.

http://gustopaleo.com/

Hi hun

Firstly, big hugs & so sorry to hear of the loss of your precious little one.

I had Anti D injections from 6 weeks onwards due to heavy bleeding & Rhesus neg blood.

During the pregnancy, we totally lost count of how many Anti D shots I had, but it seemed like every time we turned around, there was another needle waiting for me.

We kept getting told that it wouldn't help that pregnancy, but would help the next one. We still struggle with that theory.

It won't make your pain any easier or go away hun, but there are many ladies here who have lost babies who can offer you support & share their experiences. They do understand what you are going through.

Wish you all the best & please seek support here & elsewhere to get through the tough times.

Lots of love xxx

THANK YOU so much Mumtostellaandzara, its a good feeling when someone understands what is happening with me.
we will get much more monitoring next time.
jaundice is a known cause for having negative blood. I have a DS who is 16 months old so he keeps me busy.
One of the questions i have to ask the doctor is will my body fight the baby even in the early stages of implantation.

thanks for all the hugs and kisses.

hey no worries. It is a horrible and rare condition but I understand that it can be managed with specialist care.

Sadly its a trial and error (and I hate using those terms when talking about babies) and whether your body will attack a foetus is an unknown.

I'm certain that was what was happening when I had my threatened miscarriage. I was 10 weeks along and started spotting, then full on bleeding for 5 weeks. At the time no one could tell me what it was and why it was happening but basically told me I was most likely going to lose the baby. I had weekly scans which showed a bouncing and kicking little cherub every time, despite the bleeding.

I had to take things very cautiously and was on bed rest for about 6 weeks which was pretty horrible but obviously worth it. I was told that the 'side effects' of having such a big bleed could be low birth weight and prematurity.

In the end dd1 was born at 35 weeks weighing 2.65kg but her early arrival had nothing to do with my negative blood, I had other issues going on by then! lol smile

Anyway, I hope the specialist can shed some more hopeful light on your situation. I suggest you do as much research into it as you can and be ready with a list of questions when you see the specialist so you fully understand what can/will/might happen.

Feel free to pm me if you want, otherwise I again wish you the best of luck.

Rach
I sent you a private msg.

My sister has antibodies in her blood from unsuccessful anti-D shots. she is A- She has gone on to have another healthy bub with minimal problems. Just a high risk pregnancy- closely monitored but a success all the same.

Hope you are okay and have lots of supports.
xxxx

PS- rh - blood is actually not that common... only 15% of population have it... therefore only about 7% of women mumsofstellandzara




hi,
i have O- blood type and lost my first pregnancy at 9 weeks because of bleeding. I was given a anti D shot once it was confirmed. I was told that rhesus negative blood type was uncommon but I have actually come across many women in the same boat. I am now expecting twins and am 8 weeks along I am finding this time I am much more cautious and dont know what to really expect with these needles that you are meant to get. I am so sorry for your loss and know exactly how you feel.. hang in there and I am sure you will be blessed soon.
xxooo thoughts are with you.
Thank you very much for your thoughts xox. Bless you on your wonderful precious journey with twins.


On friday we had the appointment with the doctor about future pregnancies.
Turns out they dont think my blood type caused the death of Angel.
Angel baby was too young for it to happen like that so they still dont know what caused it. And my Antibodies % was too low for that to happen.
i had 1 out of 16 antibodies present and 1 in 2000 is much worst. so i was in the low category.
We both had blood tests basically to see how much antibodies i have in my blood and what blood type peter is. if peter is a full O+ blood type then all our babies will be positive then there is cause for concern after 24 weeks.
If he is only a half O+ then the other half is 50%chance baby will be my blood type. Which will be totally safe.
Basically after 24 weeks they will do scans to see the blood flow to the brain. if the blood flow is fast that means baby is getting anaemic and then a blood transfusion will be given to baby to keep it strong. If the blood to the brain is slow then that is a good sign. coz when baby starts to get weak the blood goes to save the brain first.
If they see baby weak at 34 weeks they usually deliver coz its too risky to leave it.
So basically we have a more of an understanding and i will need more tests and monitoring from the start but only frequent like every 2 weeks or less scans after 24 weeks. coz that is when the baby is big enough to be affected if it does get affected.

I know now that the next journey will be the hardest test of my life but if we really want something bad we will try our best to have it.

we will look into getting fit this year and think about about baby making next year.

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