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November 29th, 2009, 05:09 PM
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Hey girls, My name is Sarah and I'm new to this part but not JM. I have been putting off talking about this and even learning about it. now that I've learned about it, I'm scared sick!


I didn't even see a dr till i was about 13 weeks pregnant, and then after my routine blood work I was diagnosed with the antibody, Anti-c. This can cause anywhere from Anemia (baby may need blood transfusions before or after birth) jaundice and even still birth.

My Dr obvoiusly doesn't know much about this rare topic and has been takeing her time getting me into a specialise, and now knowing more details I'm very concerned. I'm 22 weeks and have read that problems peak at about 28 weeks. I am scared she is going to wait to long and my baby boy will become aneimic and have it not treated soon enough, etc.

I am calling my OB first thing in the morning and seeing if I can get into her (they wern't going to get me into her till feb) but I hope once I explain what's happening they will get me in sooner and she will be better at getting me to a specialist.


Anyone here have experience with this??
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November 30th, 2009, 09:18 AM
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I don't have any experience with anti-C or any of the other blood group antigens, but I did include a few resources for them in the Resources Subforum. There's a thread called blood disorders, that's where I put them. We have had 2 ladies with similar antigen issues (one had anti JKA), hopefully they will stop by with some advice and info.
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December 2nd, 2009, 10:19 AM
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Yes! I have the anti E and anti JKA antibodies (which I got from my DH who carries these antigens). I was referred to a Perinatologist right away (by 14 weeks). At 18 weeks they started doing monthly MCA scans. Once I hit about 26 weeks then they started doing MCA scans every 2 weeks. Now at 34 weeks I have weekly MCA scans done. An MCA scan is basically a doppler ultrasound of the baby's brain. My numbers are starting to climb and we just found out a few days ago that our baby boy is slightly anemic now (we're 34 weeks).

I belong to a message board for women with antibody sensitized pregnancies. There are lots of women on there with the anti C. I will PM you the link to the group. It's been a lifesaver for me.
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