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Treat Abo Incompatibility Want Birth
Home Hospital?: Under usual circumstances, we won't know until after your baby is born if ABO incompatibility, and its ensuing issues, will occur. When a risk is suspected or issue arises, your baby is checked closely (labs, physical exams), especially during 1st 24 hours of life. Treatment, if needed, initially includes close monitoring of feeds & phototherapy. So, this would be difficult to do at home. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mother has type a+ blood, baby had type o+ blood... Blood mixed during birth. Can this result in ABO incompatibility? Baby didn't have any jaundice.
Unlikely: They are both positive. The. Positive represents a protein on the blood cell, thus the mother will not have an allergic reaction to that part, the rh factor protein part. There is a chance for allergies to other parts of the cell making something anti, just not anti -rh. Usually doesn't and not a big deal generally. It is mostly in moms with an rh neg cell that gets infused with rh pos blood. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not used for it: The ABO and rhesis blood grouping systems are separate issues altogether. Rhogam is used to prevent an rh- mother from becoming sensitized to a rh+ baby & developing antibodies that would destroy some of the babies blood for that or future pregnancies. The Rhogam has no effect on potential ABO issues. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Your blood group is based on presence of specific antigen on your red cells, if you have "a" antigen, you are "a" blood group, if "b" antigen then "b" blood group and if you neither have "a" nor "b" antigen, then you are "o" blood group. Both "a" and "b" antigen are based on genetic make up. However, the ABO incompatibility that can lead to jaundice only happens when mother is "o" blood group. ...Read more
No: The maternal antibodies that cross the placenta react with the fetus' blood, causing hemolysis (blood breakdown) in utero or soon after birth. The baby does not have a mature immune system, so cannot mount a clinically significant response that would affect the mother. Mothers of course suffer emotionally along with their babies, but there is no medical suffering for the mother. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No : Abo problems in newborns are generally mild & allowed to play out. The bilirubin created can have a toxic effect on babies brain if allowed to go to high levels, so treatments are enlisted to get the level down, including an exchange transfusion in very rare cases. Monitoring for anemia later on is done. I remember transfusing only one baby in 3 decades for this issue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mom is type o+ and dad is ab+: is this ABO incompatibility and is there a need for rogam coz she had a miscarriage for her first and 2nd preg..Wat would be the probable cause?
Miscarriage &Rhogam: Rhogam is used only in rh negative mothers. This mother is +. A baby she carried would be a or b, and she could have high anti-a and/or anti-b antibody levels. If she did, that would be ABO incompatibility. It's not usually so severe. http://www.pregnancy.com.au/resources/topics-of-interest/postnatal/abo-incompatibility-in-newborns.shtml after 2 losses, she needs a high risk pregnancy specialist. ...Read more
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