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So angry!! what should I do

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mrsshinn88 Sun 07-Dec-14 15:34:42

After 2 confirmed miscarriages and 2 what I believe to be miscarriages it turns out after some tests which I fought to get I needed a jab as I'm o negative blood type. I had the Jab after the 2nd mc but not the 1st. My body now will attack any baby with positive blood type. My DH I'd positive so the chances of us producing a negative baby is rare. I'm raging. This is surely a case of negligence? It was 7 years ago when I had the first mc at 19 weeks. I'm awaiting to see a specialist to see what can be done. Does anyone know If they can do anything with the antibodies in my blood

Middleagedmotheroftwo Sun 07-Dec-14 16:01:14

Can you explain more OP? Why did you have jab, and what would have happened if you hadn't had jab, with earlier pregnancy?

mrsshinn88 Sun 07-Dec-14 16:06:38

If you're Rh-negative, there's a good chance that your blood is incompatible with your baby's blood, which is likely to be Rh-positive. You probably won't know this for sure until the baby is born, but in most cases you have to assume it, just to be safe.

Being Rh-incompatible isn't likely to harm you or your baby during this pregnancy, if it's your first. But if your baby's blood leaks into yours (as it can at certain times during pregnancy and at birth), your immune system will start to produce antibodies against this Rh-positive blood. If that happens, you'll become Rh-sensitized — and the next time you're pregnant with an Rh-positive baby, those antibodies may attack your baby's blood.

mrsshinn88 Sun 07-Dec-14 16:08:03

Fortunately, you can avoid becoming Rh-sensitized by getting an injection of a drug called Rh immune globulin whenever there's a chance that your blood has been exposed to the baby's blood.

If you're Rh-negative and you've been pregnant before but didn't get this shot, another routine prenatal blood test will tell you whether you already have the antibodies that attack Rh-positive blood. (You could have them even if youmiscarriedthe baby, had an abortion, or had anectopic pregnancy.)

If you do have the antibodies, it's too late to get the shot, and if your baby is Rh-positive, he's likely to have some problems. If you don't have the antibodies, then the shot will keep you from developing them.

mrsshinn88 Sun 07-Dec-14 16:14:04

Copied that info from google

hopefull2424 Sun 07-Dec-14 21:18:59

A quick question but I'm a positive blood group and my dh found out recently is a rh negative blood group. Does this have any affect with the baby or will it likely have my blood group? X

Smartiepants79 Sun 07-Dec-14 21:25:55

Are you talking about anti d injections.
I understood these are fairly routine for mothers with rhesus negative blood.
Not a big deal and can be done at any time up to a certain point. Had at least one friend who needed them.
I don't think any future pregnancies are at greater risk if the injection is given.

BitchPeas Sun 07-Dec-14 21:31:55

My sister is RH negative and has had anti d injections with all her 4 children. She has never had any problems.

Are you saying that they knew you were RHnegative and didn't give you your anti d injections?

Boysclothes Sun 07-Dec-14 21:33:11

Have you actually been tested for anti d antibodies?

GnomieGrace Sun 07-Dec-14 21:46:34

I can't see where they have been negligent. I'm o neg with a positive DH I had anti d's at 12 weeks up until 12 weeks there is no transfer due to the"baby" living off the yolk sac rather than the placenta. The main transfer of bloodworm be via the placenta during a bump or fall after 12 weeks a large bleed again after 12 weeks or during birth. In my health centre I got a blood test at 16 weeks which confirmed the babies positive status.

Also to the poster who asked about their negative DH, it is dependant on the mothers rhesus state but if the mother carries the dominant positive gene and recessive negative then the baby will have a 50% chance of being negative, your DH will carry 2 recessive negative genes. Baby will get one of your two genes and one of DH's 2 genes, making the required pairs as there is a fifty percent chance of them getting the positive gene that's the chance of baby being positive. If by chance you have two copies of the positive gene then the baby will always be rhesus positive as the positive status is always dominant!

Hope that makes sense. Btw I am it's professional but when I got diagnosed as o neg I did a lot of research.

GnomieGrace Sun 07-Dec-14 21:47:20

Blood worm = blood would hmm

mrsshinn88 Mon 08-Dec-14 06:26:36

My first mc I never had it and I've got the antibodies awaiting to see a specialist now as I've had 4 mc and my dr things it's due to the anti bodies

spamanderson Mon 08-Dec-14 11:44:11

hopeful I am rh +, my hubby is rh -. This caused no issues with babies at all. It's when the mother is a negative blood type where it can cause issues in pregnancy.

Smartiepants79 Mon 08-Dec-14 18:50:28

As far as I can find being rh negative and become sensitised can sometimes have and impact on subsequent pregnancies. More likely to mean issues for the baby rather than miscarriage and can be dramatically minimised by haing the injections.
however there is no known impact on first trimester miscarriage.
I can't quite work out how you feel they've been negligent.

Bovnydazzler Mon 08-Dec-14 22:04:22

That sounds stressful, sending lots of good wishes and hope there is something that can be done about it.

I agree that they have been negligent not giving you an anti-D for a late 19 week miscarriage.

I think some of the posters up thread are misunderstanding , if you're not given anti D then it can cause subsequent miscarriages (isn't that what people think Anne Boleyn may have had)

Really hope specialist can help, I'm sure there is, hope the wait is not too long.

mrsshinn88 Thu 11-Dec-14 17:43:09

I hope so too. It's really affecting my mental health atm. DH and I have even spoke about surrogate if it's the case I can't carry

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