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What Is The Result Of Rh Factor In Rh Isoimmunization
Antibodies are key!: If you have a negative blood type and you are pregnant with a baby that has a positive blood type, your body makes antibodies. In subsequent pregnancies, if the baby has a positive blood type, the antibodies attack the baby and can cause miscarriage or still birth. A shot during pregnancy and at the end of any pregnancy (including miscarriage or abortion) can prevent the antibodies from forming. ...Read more
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
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
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
See answer details.: The commonly used terms rh factor, rh positive and rh negative refer to the d antigen of the rh blood group system. In addition to its role in blood transfusion, the rh blood group system—specifically, the d antigen—is used to determine the risk of hemolytic disease of the newborn (hdn). Hdn sometimes occurs when an rh negative mother has an anti-d antibody and gives birth to an rh positive child. ...Read more
How simple?: Genetic. You have it or lack it from conception. If you lack it, you can become allergic to it by transfusion or being pregnant with a baby who has it. If you are allergic and Baby has it, Baby can get very sick because of it. This used to be very common and serious but now we can prevent it. This is overly simple but will help you get started. ...Read more
The commonly used terms rh factor, rh positive and rh negative refer to the d antigen of the rh blood group system. In addition to its role in blood transfusion, the rh blood group system—specifically, the d antigen—is used to determine the risk of hemolytic disease of the newborn (hdn). Hdn sometimes occurs when an rh negative mother has an anti-d antibody and gives birth to ...Read more
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