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My husband's blood type is O positive, and I've been told my whole life I was A positive. A couple days ago I got a call from my doctor saying that my blood tests came back with a negative Rh factor, meaning that instead of A positive, I am A negative. This obviously conflicts with my husband's and worries me a lot because I know that if my daughter is positive and I really am negative, it could cause a lot of complications. Of course, I know that sometimes tests don't turn out right, and I also know that my mom doesn't have the greatest memory and wasn't around me for the first six years of my life (I lived with grandparents). They drew my blood again today to do another test, so I'll see if that test comes out the same. The doctor said I'd have to get a Rhogam shot if it does, and I hope that doesn't somehow hurt the baby if they ARE wrong.
My mom says that regardless, I would have miscarried long before now, being 28 weeks along. But I also researched Rh factors and what could happen, and the article I read said that complications can begin at 28 weeks.
So I'm worried, probably more than I should be. I know the results of different Rh factors between mother and child can include illness, brain damage, and death. But Julie reacts to me and my husband even in the womb. She quiets when we sing to her, pushes back against our hands, and seems to throw fits when she gets hiccups. So from that, I think she's healthy and all, but I'm still worried. I don't want to have gone full term only to give birth to a stillborn baby. I don't think I could handle that, especially since we consider her a miracle as I wasn't even supposed to get pregnant.
So...thoughts? Advice? Anyone have this happen to them?