So I had my bloods taken at 11weeks and my Mw called me last week to say my antibodies test came back inconclusive...I then got a letter saying red cell antibodies may have been detected! I got them redone on Friday and now I'm just waiting for bloods to come back and I'm really stressed! I'm not rhesus negative, as I have O+ blood... Has anyone else got any experience with any other antibodies and what was the outcome for you? Should I be worried about my baby as I'm finding it hard to think about anything else.. I can't stop crying.. thanks for any replies xx
I had anti-e antibodies . Or Anti-E . Can't remember which and I think there's a difference. Not serious. He had folic acid to take for a week or two. He was a bit jaundiced. I don't know if the jaundice was because of the antibodies. It really wasn't anything to worry about, just something to monitor and treat if required.
Thanks so much ladies I feel a little better now gamerchick My MW said today but she didn't call me so I called her and she told me the results aren't back from the lab yet I'm hoping tomorrow but I know these things take time!! X
They take quite a while if they are looking for antibodies as only certain labs do it - so usually have to send it off rather than do in that hospital. I'd get mine done every 2 weeks and at that appointment get the results from 2 weeks ago if that makes sense.
Thanks abbey yes my MW said that it was being sent off! Didn't realise it took that long! Really hope it's not that long as it's driving my crazy! If you don't mind me asking how many pregnancy have you had where antibodies have been detected?
It was on my second pregnancy and detected at the 28 week blood tests. I'll never know for sure but I think I got them from the blood transfusions during birth of DS (baby 1). DD was fine by the way. They had a team on standby but they weren't needed. She was jaundiced and we had a lot of checks during her first weeks but she'd always been a tough nut
I think a lot depends on the letter and the level it gets to. They were watching the level of c very closely and not too bothered about the other two. As there's so many variables best not to research anything until you know what you have. It might come back clear anyway
Thanks everyone for your comments... you've all made me feel so much better I know you're right abbey I shouldn't research anything as I don't even know what to look for yet! Thanks again, I'll keep you all posted, let's hope they've got it wrong x