Good evening, my name is Taurus, have had two abortions on different occasions. Few years after these abortions, I found out an O-Negative blood type and was told I was to be given an Anti D injection. My fear now is that the doctor said I can't have baby again, though not proven medically but my assumptions following my blood type. Please doctors, is there a way out for me ? What should I do?
If you had a surgical abortion and weren't given anti d, and the father of your baby was a rh positive blood type then there is a significant risk to future unborn babies. If your abortions were in the UK you almost certainly will have been given anti d. If you are unsure then ask to see your records at the place you had them done.
I'm rhesus negative too. I've had completely different experiences with when they have decided to give the anti D! With DS I'd had a light bleed in the early stages and the midwife decided to give me the jab. I also have a friend who's had more than one abortion (early abortions with the pills rather than surgical) and she was given it every time. On the other hand, I've also had 4 miscarriages. 3 were before 12 weeks and each time I questioned if I'd need anti D and they all said no there's no need as it's before 12 weeks. The only one I had it for was my late miscarriage
I'm now 11 weeks pregnant and everything is fine so far, and I have no anti bodies in my blood so please try not to worry too much x
I also am rhesus negative and had an abortion and a miscarriage before having 3 healthy dds. I was never told this would be difficult, as pp says I was given anti d injection and I think antibody blood tests regularly throughout pregnancy. I don't believe you have grounds to believe you cannot have kids because of this issue x
I'm rhesus negative, had the anti D's in pregnancy with DD. Had an abortion last year, surgical around 14 weeks with BPAS. Didn't have anti D's then. It was never mentioned. I'm panicking now. Does this mean I may be infertile in the future??
If you were given the anti D then there should be no issues. Less than 12 weeks isn’t an issue anyway. I’ve had numerous miscarriages and had no antibodies when they test during my pregnancy for my first child. They also routinely check for this issue and will take steps to look after you if you do have antibodies (sounds highly unlikely) so don’t panic.