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First, baby is totally healthy for all the genetic things we tested for, which is excellent news!
Second, the lab no longer reveals gender, even to your doctor because of fear of the information being used for sex-selective abortions. I'm so happy baby is healthy but I was really looking forward to the gender determination and I was sure my OB said it was part of the test. I must have misunderstood or he misspoke, so that was disappointing, but still glad to know baby is healthy, whether it be a he or a she and I'll find out in 4-6 weeks.
Finally, OB mentioned that there was an anomaly in my blood work--I tested positive for antibodies in my blood, which is something that typically only happens to Rh- mommies carrying Rh+ babies. But I'm Rh+ so that shouldn't be happening. I'm hoping it's just a lab error when I re-do the Coombs test on Wednesday because, of course, Dr. Google says the other possibilities are kind of scary. Have any of you other Rh+ mommies ever tested positive for antibodies in a Coombs test before?
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I'm sorry you didn't get to find out the gender. I've never had that test done so I don't know about the results, but all of my babies were Coombs + at birth. We had to stay an extra day in the hospital for each of them but no issues really from it. Not sure if it's the same thing or not what they tested you for.
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