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Can I still develop antibodies if my pregnancy is not carried to term? An Rh-negative woman can make antibodies after a miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, or induced abortion. If an Rh-negative woman gets pregnant after one of these events and has not received treatment, a future fetus may be at risk of problems if it is Rh positive.


Antibody screen is another blood test that can show if an Rh-negative woman has developed antibodies to Rh-positive blood. An injection of Rh immunoglobulin (RhIg), a blood product that can prevent sensitization of an Rh-negative mother. When is RhIg used? RhIg is used during pregnancy and after delivery:


If you already have antibodies for the Rh factor your doctor will want to monitor you and baby closely. If your baby is Rh negative, no treatment will be needed. (If both baby's mother and father have Rh-negative blood type, baby will be Rh negative, however Rh positive fathers can produce Rh negative or Rh positive babies.)


I'm in the same boat (AB-) doctor said the same thing, shot at 28 weeks and after the birth. Like the PP said, it's mostly so if any blood mixes and you have another pregnancy in the future where the baby has a positive blood type, your body won't view it as a danger.


Continued What the Results Mean. A negative antibody test tells you that you don't have harmful antibodies in your blood. If you're also Rh-positive, you can safely carry a baby with either a + or ...


Blood Types in Pregnancy About blood types. Every person has a blood type (O, A, B, or AB) and an Rh factor, either positive or negative. The blood type and the Rh factor simply mean that a person's blood has certain specific features.


A simple blood test can reveal if you have Rh-negative blood. Every woman should be tested early in pregnancy, or prior to pregnancy, to find out. Every woman should be tested early in pregnancy ...


Additionally, people with AB negative blood are considered Rh negative. Children with this blood type must be born to parents who are both Rh negative, which is a recessive gene. Considering that less than 20 percent of the population has Rh negative blood, and even fewer are AB negative, a person with AB negative blood type is rare.


Red blood cells are needed to carry oxygen throughout the body. If you're Rh negative, you might need to have another blood test — an antibody screen — during your first trimester, during week 28 of pregnancy and at delivery. The antibody screen is used to detect antibodies to Rh positive blood.


If you have Rh negative blood type, the mother will be given shots to ensure her antibodies don't harm the baby, but I know of no reason why they would have to take the healthy baby early. ... I am AB- blood type and they just told me that I'll have a shot like my 20th or 28th week of pregnancy. Just discuss it with your OB and don't get real ...