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Father Is Rh Positive (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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Father Is Rh Positive (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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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?

Usually: It is commonplace for a pregnant mom in that situation to receive rhogam around 28 wks of gestation and again after birth if the kid is rh+. If the kid turns out to be rh- the 2nd dose is omitted. ...Read more

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If you have a Rh negative father and Rh positive mother, is the unborn child at risk? Can it complicate the pregnancy?

If you have a Rh negative father and Rh positive mother, is the unborn child at risk? Can it complicate the pregnancy?

No: Rh incompatibility only occurs when mother is rh negative and baby is rh positive, which can only occur if father is rh positive. Even so it is not very common. Thus rh -ve mothers are always safe with regards to rh incompatibility. ...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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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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A Rh positive blood type?

A Rh positive blood type?

Dominant: Positive is dominant over negative. You get one gene from each of your parents, so you are either --, -+, +-, or ++. Only in the case of -- will you have rh negative blood. With -+, +-, and ++, you will have rh positive blood. This makes rh positive blood the most common type of the two. This can be a problem with a baby: if mom is rh pos (+-), dad is rh neg (--), and baby is rh neg (--): attack! ...Read more

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I am Rh positive i was told that my body developed antibodies. What does this mean?

I am Rh positive i was told that my body developed antibodies. What does this mean?

What type of : Antibodies? We all make antibodies and these are essential for fighting infections. You may wish to discuss the matter with your doctor as it is not feasible to address the issue without knowing what antibodies you are concerned about. ...Read more

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I am Rh positive i was told that my body developed antibodies? What does this mean?

Transfusion: The major concern is that a person with rh negative blood may not tolerate your blood donation. I presume that this sensitization was from a recent pregnancy with the baby being rh positive. ...Read more

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I am Rh positive i was told that my body developed antibodies? What will happen after that?

Inconsistent info: About 80% of the population is rh positive. What antibodies did you develop? We all develop antibodies. The information you provided is not amenable to a meaningful answer. ...Read more

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What happens to the blood of an Rh-negative individual who is exposed to Rh-positive blood?

What happens to the blood of an Rh-negative individual who is exposed to Rh-positive blood?

Rh exposure: Exposure to Rh positive blood can produce an immune response and the development of antibodies directed at the Rh antigen. In non-pregnant individuals, this causes no significant problem,, aside from the potential hemolytic reaction if they receive Rh-positive blood again. But blood banks test for this and should easily avoid it. In a woman who may become pregnant, harm to the baby can result. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I am Rh positive?

What does it mean if I am Rh positive?

Normal: About 80% of the people are rh positive. It also means that your baby will not be at risk of developing hemolytic disease due to rh incompatibility. ...Read more

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What is Rh positive and Rh negative?

Blood group antigen: Rhesus (rh) blood group is one of the more than 20 different blood group systems. One of the markers in rh system is "d" that is used in the terminology you inquired about. If rh d is present the person is rh positive and vice versa. See this site for more info (more than one needs) http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/books/nbk2269/. ...Read more

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Is it more common for people to be Rh positive or Rh negative?

Is it more common for people to be Rh positive or Rh negative?

Rh positive: Each person carries two alleles, if either is positive, the person if Rh positive. Among Asians and American Indians, Rh negative alleles are quite uncommon. Among the Basque, a majority of the alleles are Rh-negative and thus a larger minority of people are Rh-negative. Among folks of European ancestry, around one person in 6 has two Rh-negative alleles. ...Read more

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What happens if a husband is Rh negative and his wife is Rh positive?

What happens if a husband is Rh negative and his wife is Rh positive?

Nothing: There is no risk to the husband, wife, or their offspring from having these blood groups. The problem comes when husband is Rh positive and wife is Rh negative. ...Read more

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What will happen to someone with Rh negative blood type if he/she receives Rh positive blood?

What will happen to someone with Rh negative blood type if he/she receives Rh positive blood?

May get sick: If the person has antibodies against the Rh antigen, they are likely to break down the blood fast and this may make them ill and a bit jaundiced. ...Read more