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Father Is Rh Negative (Overview)

Just as there are blood types A, B, and O, etc., blood can also be classified as Rh positive or Rh negative. This is determined from a blood test.


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If the baby's father is Rh negative, should he get rhogam?

If the baby's father is Rh negative, should he get rhogam?

No: Rhogam is given to rh-negative pregnant women who may be carrying an baby that is rh positive. Rhogam will prevent a mother-to-be from having an immune response to the baby's rh factor. If this immune response were to occur, the baby might suffer some severe complications (hemolytic disease of the newborn). ...Read more

Father Is Rh Negative (Overview)

Just as there are blood types A, B, and O, etc., blood can also be classified as Rh positive or Rh negative. This is determined from a blood test.


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Im Rh negative and the baby's father is Rh positive so what do we do?

Im Rh negative and the baby's father is Rh positive so what do we do?

Only if you are Rh+: Rh positive mothers having rh+ babies-no problem! rh negative mothers with a rh+ baby especially the first and subsequent pregnancies will require Rhogam injection post delivery to prevent future rh disease issues and baby losses. ...Read more

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If the father of an unborn child is Rh negative what does that affect?

If the father of an unborn child is Rh negative what does that affect?

No problem: As far as blood grouping goes, an rh negative has no effect on the unborn child's potential for jaundice or related issues.(differs from the mom where it is a big deal). ...Read more

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Rh negative and not sure who the baby's father is. Odd are Rh positive like 85% of the population, right?

Rh negative and not sure who the baby's father is. Odd are Rh positive like 85% of the population, right?

Correct: Because you are rh negative, you should be offered Rhogam at 28 weeks and after delivery if the baby is rh positive. Also, there are some other situations where Rhogam may be given, but they are less common. ...Read more

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Rh negative and the baby's father is Rh positive. Do I need rhogham?

Rh negative and the baby's father is Rh positive. Do I need rhogham?

Possibly: With an rh neg mom and an rh pos dad it is possible for your baby to be either rh pos or neg. It will be necessary for the baby to tested after birth and administer Rhogam if he/she is rh positive. The odds of an rh neg baby in this scenario range from zero to 1 in 4. ...Read more

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If you don't know the babys father, how do you check the Rh factor of the baby when you are Rh negative?

If you don't know the babys father, how do you check the Rh factor of the baby when you are Rh negative?

After delivery: The baby's blood type will be determined shortly after birth. You will receive a Rhogam injection around 28 weeks of pregnancy. If the baby is rh positive, you will receive another dose before you leave the hospital. If the baby is rh negative, nothing further needs to be done. ...Read more

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My father is A+, my mother is A-. My Mother is rh negative. Im trying to make sense of things. Im A- rh negative. Is this possible?

My father is A+, my mother is A-. My Mother is rh negative.
Im trying to make sense of things. Im A- rh negative. Is this possible?

Yes: That sounds fine. In such a scenario, if you had many siblings, some would be Rh positive and some would be Rh negative. ...Read more

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If a fetus has an Rh negative mother and an Rh positive father, will a miscarriage occur?

If a fetus has an Rh negative mother and an Rh positive father, will a miscarriage occur?

Not if first preg.: Rh sensitization usually occurs after delivery of a child who is Rh +, and mom is -. Fetal blood may mix with maternal blood. If not given Rhogam (antibodies against Rh + blood) her immune system will be sensitized to Rh+. Fathers who are Rh+ may be carriers of Rh - , with 50% chance of an Rh - infant with no risk. Even if sensitized, fetal therapy can allow survival of an Rh + baby. ...Read more

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If I have Rh negative, could my baby be Rh negative?

If I have Rh negative, could my baby be Rh negative?

Rh blood type: Yes, your baby can either be rh negative or rh positive depending the father's blood type. ...Read more