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Hi docs, is it true that rhogam shots are just for mothers with rh- blood?

Hi docs, is it true that rhogam shots are just for mothers with rh- blood?

Yes: That is my understanding.It helps prevent moms from developing anti rh + antibodies that might injure the fetus. ...Read more

Dr. Bernard Seif
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Rh Sensitization (Definition)

Rh sensitization is a pregnancy situation when the blood of an rh positive baby seeps into the blood stream of it's rh negative mother. The mother's defense system recognizes the rh positive blood as "foreign" and creates antibodies to destroy the cells. This is a very serious pregnancy complication and can be prevented by the use of Rhogam per guidelines during pregnancy of ...Read more


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When do you know if miscarriage's cause is mothers Rh negative and fetus positive blood?

When do you know if miscarriage's cause is mothers Rh negative and fetus positive blood?

Many ways: If this is first pregnancy for Mom, less likely to cause miscarriage from Rh issue. If second or more pregnancies, increases possibility of hydrops fetalis from Rh negative Mom and Rh positive baby. Best way to follow is with serial ultrasounds to judge level of anemia and need for fetal transfusion or early delivey. Good luck. ...Read more

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What happens if the mother has rh+ blood and her newborn has rh- blood, is she exempt from the rhogam shot?

What happens if the mother has rh+ blood and her newborn has rh- blood, is she exempt from the rhogam shot?

Yes: Rh+ mothers will never be given a Rhogam shot on purpose. It is specific treatment for Rh negative mothers who might at some point carry a Rh+ baby. ...Read more

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My mother is a+rh positive and so is my dad, my blood type is a-rh negative. How is this possible?

My mother is a+rh positive and so is my dad, my blood type is a-rh negative. How is this possible?

Recessive genes: If each of your parents has one rh + and one rh- gene, they will both produce the rh antigen. But each of their offspring has a one out of four chance of inheriting the negative gene from both parents, which makes them (you) rh neg. ...Read more

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When you get maternal serum screen where do they get blood from?

When you get maternal serum screen where do they get blood from?

From a maternal vein: From a peripheral vein of the mother, as for other blood tests in general. ...Read more

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If father's blood is a and mother is o, can a child be b?

If father's blood is a and mother is o, can a child be b?

No.: Except for very rare cases of mosaicism (two gene lines in the same person) this is not possible. ...Read more

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Does a mothers blood sugar affect a baby through breastfeeding?

Does a mothers blood sugar affect a baby through breastfeeding?

Probably not: Are you wondering whether it would be a problem for a diabetic mother to breastfeed? The breastmilk may have elements from the blood serum but it is secreted in the milk ducts and not directly produced from blood serum. So I don't think mother's blood sugar will affect baby through breastfeeding ...Read more

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Is it likely that one would have the same blood type as the mother?

Is it likely that one would have the same blood type as the mother?

Not really: The blood type one has is dependent upon the mother and the father. One's blood type as a result can often be totally different from the mother and the father. ...Read more

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If the mother has a+ blood, and father has a-, what will the child have?

If the mother has a+ blood, and father has a-, what will the child have?

Blood type: To be a+ you can have 1 gene a+ and the other a- or both genes a+. To be a- you have both genes a- . So the baby can be a+ (1 gene a+ and the other a-) or the baby can be a- ( one gene a- and the other a-). ...Read more