blood type

Discussion in 'First Trimester' started by noofy, Feb 22, 2012.

  1. noofy

    noofy Active Member

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    I don't know what blood type I am but have read that certain blood types can affect pregnancies.
    Is it worth me calling the midwife?
    I'm on my eighth week now.
     
  2. mrs v

    mrs v Well-Known Member

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    Hey, o don't think your blood type affects your preg, but dependant upon what type you are you mat have to have an anti d injection once you have given birth, I'm o rhesus neg so will have to have the injection, its to do with the anti bodies in blood crossing over with babies if I remember rightly xx
     
  3. Jessywoohoo

    Jessywoohoo Well-Known Member

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    Hey. It's to do with your rhesus status so whether you are positive or negative. They will find out group and rhesus status after you have had your booking bloods.

    It's not a problem in this pregnancy but depending on rhesus status of yourself and the baby when it is born you may need to have anti-d which prevents problems in further pregnancies, or if your rhesus negative and have a fall or a bleed during this pregnancy they will give the anti d. Some places also give anti d to all pregnant women when they reach a certain gestation.

    Don't worry about it, there no need to worry honestly. Xx
     
  4. Loula

    Loula Well-Known Member

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    all this will be explained if needs be once they find out your blood type x
     
  5. noofy

    noofy Active Member

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    Okay, thanks :)
     
  6. babyem

    babyem Well-Known Member

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    The mw will test to see what blood type you are when you have a blood test, so I wouldn't bother.
     

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