Log In Sign Up

ABO incompatibility


Forum: July 2013 Playroom

Notices

Welcome to the JustMommies Message Boards.

We pride ourselves on having the friendliest and most welcoming forums for moms and moms to be! Please take a moment and register for free so you can be a part of our growing community of mothers. If you have any problems registering please drop an email to boards@justmommies.com.

Our community is moderated by our moderation team so you won't see spam or offensive messages posted on our forums. Each of our message boards is hosted by JustMommies hosts, whose names are listed at the top each board. We hope you find our message boards friendly, helpful, and fun to be on!

Reply Post New Topic
  Subscribe To July 2013 Playroom LinkBack Topic Tools Search this Topic Display Modes
  #1  
June 28th, 2013, 09:11 AM
tela's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: PA
Posts: 15,207
did anyone have a baby with severe ABO incompatibility? i have O blood and DH has A. DS got his A blood and had "the most severe case of ABO incompatibility" that my local hospital had seen. his bili was a 26 at 3 days old and he had lost over 15% of his birth weight by that time. he was re-admitted to the ICU and put under triple light therapy and an IV. luckily we didn't have to be transferred to CHOP for an exchange blood transfusion (they initially told me to prepare for that). anyway, it's been almost 4.5 years, and i've blocked out a lot of what happened that first week of his life b/c it was scary! now that labor is imminent, i'm starting to get scared that this baby will have the same issues. it is what it is, and i'm trying to tell myself that we got through it before, so it will be easier this time since i know what to expect. but i'm also freaking out b/c i'd really like a healthy baby that i can just take home this time!
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #2  
June 28th, 2013, 11:42 PM
Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 1,142
Is there anyway they can tell before the baby is born if he will have this problem or you just have to wait and find out? Sounds very scary!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
June 29th, 2013, 07:57 AM
tela's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: PA
Posts: 15,207
They won't know until birth. I've been doing research, and I'm going to request that they take a cord blood sample to immediately type the blood and run a Coohns test. If the baby has A blood, they can get him under the lights sooner and lessen the severity. I'm still freaking out, but I need to be prepared! Plus there's a 50% chance he'll have O blood like me, and then he will be healthy!
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #4  
June 29th, 2013, 07:25 PM
Kiam's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 1,951
I didn't even know this was a thing.

TBH, DH has never had his blood type tested, he had his first ever blood test during the IVF process and that was just for HIV, and trust me, that was an ordeal (needle phobia).
__________________


Reply With Quote
Reply

Topic Tools Search this Topic
Search this Topic:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:50 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0