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Pregnancy Complications Rh Isoimmunization
Mother Baby Blood Type Mismatch, also known as ABO incompatibility, occurs when a pregnant mother has a different blood type than the developing baby. Exposure to the babyâ€™s blood type, either from that pregnancy or a previous sibling, causes the mothers body to develop antibodies to the blood type. The condition is dangerous as antibodies can cross the placenta and cause anemia (blood cell destruction), jaundice, or fetal ...Read more
Rh Incompatability: If maternal antibodies develop against rh-positive proteins, then these antibodies could affect a current or future fetus during pregnancy. This is called rh isoimmunization. Since rh incompatibility is almost completely preventable with the use of prophylactic immunization (immune globulin injection of rhogam), prevention remains the best treatment. ...Read more
Just got home from doctor. She said I have Rh isoimmunization. Looked it up online and now more confused that ever. Can you explain what it means to have it?
Pregnancy concerns: The rh factor is found on the red blood cells of 85% of people in america, they are rh positive. You would be rh negative, because you do not have the rh factor on your red blood cells and because of that you have developed an antibody against the rh factor. That antibody protects you but can cross the placenta when you are pregnant and can cause severe problems for your unborn baby. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blood type & screen: The basic test is a blood type and screen in which your blood type is determined and any antibodies to blood cell antigens your body may have produces are detected. If your blood type is rh positive, then you should not worry about rh isoimmunization. A type and screen is a normal part of prenatal care, so if you are pregnant, please see your obstetrician. ...Read more
What's causing it?: Immobility of what: one part of your body or your whole being? Must make diagnosis then treat it. Suspect severe depression or stroke. Depression during or after delivery (post-partum) is part genetic predisposition, hormonal and early life experience. Professional help and medication is obligatory. Forget breast feeding and use medication as directed by the experienced professional treating you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cause for grief.: Pregnancy complications can have profound effects on the maternal psyche, especially in the setting of extreme hormonal influences and emotional lability. Family support, friends and even psychologists/psychiatrists may be required to help the woman cope with the complications and their dire consequences. ...Read more
I had 3 c sections jan 2001, nov2004 and may 2012 respectively and im pregnant 6 weeks.No complications during pregnancy is it safe to continue 4th ?
Yes: Unless your doctor told you otherwise at the time of your last c- section it should be fine. ...Read more
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
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