Musa, since you are RH- your body will produce antibodies against blood cells that are +. Thus, if your baby is + you can be attacking baby's blood cell, which is not a good thing!! This use to be a really serious problem in the past, but nowadays is easy to manage with AntiD shots. Just talk with your GP and/or MW and they should take care of it. Happy pregnancy!
If you are rhesus neg and your partner is positive than you will have anti-d after all your deliverys, and in any other bleeding even if you have a slight bump or knock to your tummy in an accident, and after a miscarriage, they also routinely give anti-d at 28 and 34 weeks now just to make sure, i am rhesus neg and i am currently pregnant with baby no.3 and i have never had any problems as a result of it, my second baby was fine and so far this baby is too, i am aware that wome people have had problems with subsequant babies, but im unsure of the details, as far as i know majority of people dont have any troubles at all! hope this helps abit!! Helen. xxxxxx
Thanks musa! im due for my 28 week shots on thursday and i too am dreading it! -im with u dee - i hate needles! Socci - why do you regret it? im having second thoughts about having mine done, as my frist 2 babies i just had anti-d after the birth not while i was pregnant, and it seemed enough to me! xxxx
I have a slightly different view of this as I'm the flip side, a rh +ve child of a rh -ve mother (before anti-D). I was induced 4 weeks early, had exchange transfusions at birth and had a stay in SCBU. My parents were advised not to have any more children because they would be affected even more badly than I was.
I don't know all the arguments for/against the routine jabs as it's not relevant to me but thought I'd share the "other side"