i am -ve but dp was tested and told he was -ve ttoo so didn't bother with anti-d as baby would be -ve (had car carsh and bleeding during pregnancy). when dd was born she was +ve???? dp retested and was found to be minority -ve with miniscule +ve too. had anti-d day after birth but very worried now that future pregnancies would have problems. anybody know anything to reassure me?
lovetochat - I think you'll be OK, you still had the anti-D pretty promptly (I didn't have it for a good 24 hours after my second birth).
I'm surprised they bothered to test your DP - in Brighton they didn't bother to test the dads, as they said that in about 10 per cent of cases the father wasn't who the mother said it was anyway , so the results wouldn't be reliable.
they didn't offer to test im but we are against using blood products unless absolutely necessary so asked to have test. Actually when dd was born they waited for dp to go and and told me she was +ve, i felt like they were accusing me of sleeping around and nearly cried (hormonal). I think it was more that 24 hours before i had the anti -d?
Interesting the different policys at different hospitals/ areas. At ours, all rh - ladies are given anti d inj at 28 weeks. Only one inj. Unlike misdee, not another at 32. Thuis is not dependant on tests or antibodies or anything, it is recommended to all rh - ladies. Then baby born and if , now this is the bit i can't remmeber, so bare with me, if babay is also neg, nothing is done. It is only if baby is positive, then inj given , has to be within 24 hrs, I think.
In my bit of London, I had 2 standard anti-D jabs during 1st pg (one quite early on, one at 28 weeks). Plus I had another one at 14-weeks after a bleed and they tested for antibodies, then one after the birth.
I was told that first pg's weren't likely to be a problem, it was subsequent ones, as you might be transferring the 'wrong' antibodies through the placenta having been infected by your +tive baby at birth. Hence why I asked, but doesn't sound like it's a big problem.