k so i heard a myth and was just wondering if someone can answer this for me if both parents have the same blood type and have a baby the baby will have birth defects

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Karen - posted on 02/12/2009

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People, come on. There is no such thing as a 'bad blood type.' Birth defects occur for all types of reasons, but none of them are related to blood type. The rh+ or rh- conversation is mostly true. If you are rh-, no matter WHAT your blood type: O, A, B, or AB, and your partner is rh+ you will need a shot. Also, the universal donor is O-, not O+. The blood type that can RECEIVE any type of blood is AB+.

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Well it depends on what blood type they have.. I believe blood type "O" is the bad blood type.. With that when a women gets pregnant its manditory that she get a shot as soon as she fines out shes pregnant ESPECIALLY if both mom & dad have blood "O", This will protect the baby from becoming ill or with defects.. I only know this because my mom have type "O" blood and she informed me of this when i was recently pregnant.

Kim - posted on 02/12/2009

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The same blood types are fine...this is completely false. However, if you are rh negative and your partner is rh positive you will need a shot of rhogam at approx 28 weeks. After birth they will also check the babies blood and if the baby is rh positive you will need another shot of rhogam. This is to prevent the build up of antibodies so that your immune system does not attack the baby.

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User - posted on 10/26/2012

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I am O negative and had to have no shots and just gave birth to a perfectly healthy baby girl... No problems nose to toes

Karen - posted on 02/12/2009

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Oh, also. I am O+. I have 5 children, and none of them have any birth defects.

Irma - posted on 02/12/2009

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No you will not have a baby with birth defects if you have the same blood unless if it is a rare type like AB- or AB+ then that should be checked with the doctor. These boold types are very rare and can cause what they call a "Blue Baby" which will need a blood transfusion at birth. I had the same blood type as my ex (both O+) and my kids are fine, no defects. All should be checked with your ob/gyn just to make sure but not too many worries these days with such advances in medicine.

Jennifer - posted on 02/12/2009

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Ashley...was she 0- ? because if she was then it was probably because of the Rh- factor.  My sister is 0 -  and because of that she had to have a shot to keep her body from attacking my nephew because he was 0+.  That is the only time I have ever heard of a problem.

Jennifer - posted on 02/12/2009

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My husband and I both are O+ and neither of our two sons have birth defects.  I wouldn't worry about that.  They are both O+ however.

Kimberly - posted on 02/12/2009

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That is not true to my knowledge. My husband and I are both the same blood type (O+) and we have a very healthy, happy little girl. We have not had any problems whatsoever.

Ashley - posted on 02/12/2009

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Quoting Lakisha:

Well it depends on what blood type they have.. I believe blood type "O" is the bad blood type.. With that when a women gets pregnant its manditory that she get a shot as soon as she fines out shes pregnant ESPECIALLY if both mom & dad have blood "O", This will protect the baby from becoming ill or with defects.. I only know this because my mom have type "O" blood and she informed me of this when i was recently pregnant.



that is def true!...my step sister is O blood type and when she was pregnant she had to have a shot at i think around 6 months to prevent birth defects!...as of the parents having the same blood type i beleive that it is ok!!....

Alison - posted on 02/12/2009

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Now about the matching blood types. It is fine to have the same blood type.My husband and I are both o positive and all three of my daughters are o positive. The only problem with blood types is if one person has positive blood and the other has negative. The fetus and the mother may have different blood in respect to positive or negative which is where the problem will arise.

Alison - posted on 02/12/2009

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Lakisha
O blood is the universal donor blood. The red cross and the blood donation centers want o positive blood because it can be given to any other blood type.

Elizabeth - posted on 02/12/2009

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Same blood types are fine for having kids together. If you were a negative bloodtype and your hubby was positive you would need a shot to help keep your body from potentially killing your child (in the event they might be positive) Don't know why, but this does not work the other way around (meaning if you are + and your hubby is - you don't need the shot)



Birth defects could have many other causes, but not blood type.

Charlene - posted on 02/12/2009

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False Myth!,... How ever you may have heard about a same type with either one being positive and one negative.. this i think causes a fight between the two during pregnancy.. But if the doctors are aware they can give you a shot to avoid any problems.....Of course you would ask a doctor for the facts,not the guesses.

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