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Blood type and relevance to minor fall?!

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Champagneformyrealfriends Fri 27-Nov-15 19:06:05

Hi everyone smile
I slipped and fell today on my way into work on some wet tiles. I landed on my left hip (already a bit dodgy!)-it hurt quite a bit but I had no abdominal pain or bleeding and my baby is still moving so work sent me home to rest.

I called my midwife because my mum was panicking and she said it should be fine, then said , "actually, what's your blood type?". I told her I didn't know it and she said that if I felt baby moving and had no pain everything would be fine.

I'm happy my baby is ok but I don't see what relevance my blood type has?! Any ideas?

Tia. Xx

DartmoorDoughnut Fri 27-Nov-15 19:08:32

I'm guessing she was wondering if your rhesus +ve

DartmoorDoughnut Fri 27-Nov-15 19:08:56


DS jabbed me in the throat <sigh>

Champagneformyrealfriends Fri 27-Nov-15 19:10:15

Thanks dartmoor! That sounds likely now you've said it! Hope your throat is ok smilexx

dementedpixie Fri 27-Nov-15 19:10:49

I agree it could be whether you are rhesus negative or positive as if you are rh- and could be carrying a rh+ baby then a fall would mean an anti-d injection

DartmoorDoughnut Fri 27-Nov-15 19:11:58

I meant -ve obvs <blush> it's been a LONG day grin

DartmoorDoughnut Fri 27-Nov-15 19:13:00

Oh and thanks flowers throat is fine, he's only 1 so doesn't do much damage grin

Champagneformyrealfriends Fri 27-Nov-15 19:37:56

Thanks ladies-I was confused (not that it takes much at the minute! grin) xxx

BadgerFace Fri 27-Nov-15 20:17:58

Have you checked your blood group on your maternity notes? If you have had a fall you should have an anti-d injection if rhesus negative.

gamerchick Fri 27-Nov-15 20:22:36

Check your notes if you're rh- it'll be on there.

It's quite important.

Champagneformyrealfriends Fri 27-Nov-15 21:37:51

I've looked through my notes and I can't find my boos group anywhere-I assumed that they'd have told me/written to me following booking in bloods? Oh dear-looks like I need to investigate further! Both my parents are positive blood groups if that makes any difference x thanks for everyone's help btw x

seven201 Fri 27-Nov-15 22:11:16

I got a letter saying I was rhesus negative with a leaflet after bloods. I'm pretty sure you would have been told. Just ring them to be double safe though.

gamerchick Fri 27-Nov-15 22:12:10

Then you're fine OP. Just rest up and keep an eye on movement. You'll likely be stiff tomorrow as well so take it easy for a few days.

Curioushorse Fri 27-Nov-15 22:17:13

I'm rhesus negative. They'd have made it really, really obvious if you were <bitter memories of many, many additional injections....including the ones when I fell over on my hip>., but, yeah, that's why the midwife questioned you.

GiraffesAndButterflies Fri 27-Nov-15 22:17:18

They would have spoken to you about it and if you're at the stage of feeling movements (so I'm guessing 20+ weeks?) then you'd probably have been told to book the anti-d injection, mine was due at 28 weeks, I assume it's roughly the same for everyone.

Champagneformyrealfriends Fri 27-Nov-15 22:23:56

Thank you all! I'll definitely ring and check but I'm pretty sure I'd know. I keep everything I've been given/sent in a file and I re-read my nuchal screening letter and there was nothing. I'll rest up and try to watch my step in future! flowers

Junosmum Fri 27-Nov-15 23:27:28

I'm rhesus neg and it's stamped all over my notes in red, it's impossible to miss!

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