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September 26th, 2012, 01:38 PM
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GAH! Frustrating. I hope it's nothing.

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September 26th, 2012, 03:28 PM
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Oh man! Sorry you still don't know yet what the potential problem is. Hopefully it isn't a big deal! Good luck tomorrow!

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September 26th, 2012, 04:57 PM
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Hopefully you get some answers tomorrow and everything is just fine.

Thank you, MaineBean for the peep siggy!
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September 26th, 2012, 05:41 PM
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Thanks ladies. :/ I'm doing the bad thing and google-ing lol.

But even when I come across stuff I don't get this gut feeling abut any of them. Here is to 8:30 coming soon.

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September 27th, 2012, 07:43 AM
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Well it's exactly what I thought it would be but luckily nothing to worry about right now. I tested positive for Anti-c antibodies. Basically:

'A protein made by the immune system that binds to a molecule called the c antigen found on the surface of red blood cells. The c antigen is part of the Rhesus blood group system which consists of several antigens (D , E , e , c, C, ). The antibody hastens removal of the c antigen (and the foreign blood cells) from the body.

Anti-c antibody is capable of crossing the placenta and causing anemia in the fetus and hemolytic disease of the newborn. Pregnancies complicated by anti-c antibody are managed as for Rh-D sensitization .'

My levels are super low right now so we are not too worried. I'll have to have monthly bloodwork and probably ultrasounds. I'm waiting to get my appt set up with a specialist, 'just in case'.

If my levels start going up it would mean an amnio (which I have a lot of mixed feelings about) and inducing as soon as possible (which goes against my main goal for this pregnancy). But a happy and healthy baby is my only concern right now.

She did give us a quick ultrasound because she couldn't pick up the heartbeat on the outside.


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September 27th, 2012, 07:46 AM
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Oh thank goodness it's nothing to worry about right now! Glad they will be giving you some extra monitoring though, that will help keep your mind at ease at least. Prayers that your levels stay low so amnio isn't necessary and that you can keep baby in as long as possible!

Thanks *Kiliki* for my beautiful siggy!

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