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How will I know if I have Rh incompatibility with my baby?

How will I know if I have Rh incompatibility with my baby?

Simple lab test: Mothers are generally screened prenatally for several issues. Your blood type will be part of that screening. If you are rh positive, your baby will not have an rh problem. If you are rh negative & screening tests show no evidence of rh challange (transfusion, unmonitored pregnancy) you will often get a blocking antibody shot mid pregnancy & do ok. Discuss this with your ob. ...Read more

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What can I take to treat Rh incompatibility?

What can I take to treat Rh incompatibility?

RhoGam: Your physician knows about this and there's more than a 99% chance you'll be fine. ...Read more

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What is Rh incompatibility?

What is Rh incompatibility?

Kinda complicated!: We all have a blood type such as a, b, ab, or o but also are either Rh negative or Rh positive. Rh incompatibility is when the mom is Rh negative and the baby is Rh positive. In this case, the mom can form antibodies which cross the placenta and hurt the fetal red blood cells, making the baby anemic. We counter this by giving Rh negative moms an injection called Rhogam to stop antibody formation. ...Read more

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What can I take to treat Rh incompatibility?

RhoGam: Your physician knows about this and there's more than a 99% chance you'll be fine. ...Read more

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How will I know if I have Rh incompatibility with my baby?

Simple lab test: Mothers are generally screened prenatally for several issues. Your blood type will be part of that screening. If you are rh positive, your baby will not have an rh problem. If you are rh negative & screening tests show no evidence of rh challange (transfusion, unmonitored pregnancy) you will often get a blocking antibody shot mid pregnancy & do ok. Discuss this with your ob. ...Read more

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What can be done if my baby and I have Rh incompatibility?

What can be done if my baby and I have Rh incompatibility?

Discuss with doctor: If you are rh negative and the baby is or could be rh positive, your doctor can monitor you for the development of antibodies and also try to prevent the development of antibodies by administering rhogam. ...Read more

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How can I relate the Rh incompatibility to other blood cells?

How can I relate the Rh incompatibility to other blood cells?

Unclear question: It is not feasible to answer your question as there is no incompatibility between a person's red cells and other cells. ...Read more

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Is Rh incompatibility to parents have 100% accurate that the baby may have a problem?

Is Rh incompatibility to parents have 100% accurate that the baby may have a problem?

Maybe,maybe not: If mom is rh + and dad is rh -, there will be no problem.If mom is rh- and dad +, there could be a problem if: mother ever had a transfusion with a rh + blood component, or had a prior pregnancy with a rh+ baby that was never treated with rhogam. The usual management of rh - mothers during pregnancy includes injections that can prevent incompatibility issues from occurring. ...Read more

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Rh incompatibility in second pregnancy; how does it happen?

Rh incompatibility in second pregnancy; how does it happen?

Sensitization: Mom is rh negative. Dad is rh positive. The baby, possibly both, are also rh positive. The first pregnancy will sensitize mom causing her to produce an rh antibody. This antibody will decrease over time. But with a second pregnancy, the memory cells cause tremendous antibody production. This antibody crosses through placenta and breakdown the red blood cells of the infant. ...Read more