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My blood type is o positive, and my husband is a negative. Will we have a+/- children, and would that make for high risk pregnancies?

My blood type is o positive, and my husband is a negative. Will we have a+/- children, and would that make for high risk pregnancies?

Possible issue: I would not consider an a/o incompatibility issue high risk, but worthy of monitoring. In your lifetime you have likely been sensitized to the proteins on the a blood cells & your antibodies will cross into baby & boost his/her chances of having jaundice.Most do well without rx & some require some special monitoring & help.I can remember only 1 case in 3 decades that gave me any real trouble. ...Read more

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Dr. Olav Jaren
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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The clients blood typing reveals Rh antigens what blood type would the client have Rh receptive, Rh negative , Rh resistant, Rh positive

The clients blood typing reveals Rh antigens what blood type would the client have Rh receptive, Rh negative , Rh resistant, Rh positive

Rh : Rh antigens are present in every blood. You would need to be more specific. Also, they blood type (a, b, ab, 0) is not connected/related to the rh + or rh - types; they are inherited independently. ...Read more

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Does blood type compatibility affect your marriage?

Does blood type compatibility affect your marriage?

Marriage: I am not aware of any scientific research that would indicate blood type is correlated to success or failure in marriage. Best. ...Read more

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Does your blood type change with pregnancy?

Does your blood type change with pregnancy?

No: I agree with dr garvey. The answer is no. But if a health care provider ever says the type is different from what was determined in the past, a patient should ask a doctor to review her chart. Also anyone ever needing a blood transfusion should ask to see the blood type on the bag before it is given. ...Read more

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My husband and I have the same blood type. Can it affect pregnancy?

My husband and I have the same blood type. Can it affect pregnancy?

No: Don't worry about this. Generally, stop reading internet scare stuff about blood types -- most of this is simply made up. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Are there two types of pregnancy blood test? And what's the difference?

Are there two types of pregnancy blood test? And what's the difference?

Yes: Both tests check to see whether the pregnancy hormone, known as HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) is present. The qualitative HCG simply gives a result as to whether any HCG is present or not. The quantitative HCG test actually measures the level of the HCG in the blood. This can be helpful in diagnosis of abnormal pregnancies such as ectopic, molar, or miscarriage. ...Read more

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When develops baby's blood type? At what stage of pregnancy? I have negative blood my husband positive

When develops baby's blood type? At what stage of pregnancy? I have negative blood my husband positive

Conception: Blood type is determined genetically, so the baby's blood type was determined at conception. Since you are rH negative, if you have vaginal bleeding or a miscarriage you will need to be treated with a product called rhogam to prevent future immune responses to any future pregnancies. ...Read more

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What will happen if you have a negative blood type and your bf had a positive blood type during a pregnancy?

What will happen if you have a negative blood type and your bf had a positive blood type during a pregnancy?

Rh negative: If a woman is Rh negative, and the father of her baby is Rh positive, there is a good chance that their baby will be Rh positive. When a Rh neg mom carries a Rh pos baby, there is a good chance that at some point during the pregnancy, their blood will mix and cause the mom's blood to make antibodies which attack the babies blood causing anemia. Mom's take rhogam to prevent this. ...Read more

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What produces "early pregnancy factor" (epf) in the blood 24-48 hours after fertilization? Why isn't this type of test used to determine pregnancy?

What produces "early pregnancy factor" (epf) in the blood 24-48 hours after fertilization? Why isn't this type of test used to determine pregnancy?

Immune system: Moms immune system produces epf in response to signals from the early embryo. It's not used to determine pregnancy because false positive and false negative rates are too high to be clinically useful. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Blood Type (Definition)

Refers to the proteins present or not present on the surface of red blood cells. The types are a, ...Read more