Re: Can a woman with a type O Negative blood have children?

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Lori
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I am O Negative and my husband O Positive. When I had our baby, a little over 40 years ago, the hospital had blood standing by in case there was any kind of problem, but my baby was born healthy and normal, although he did inherit the RH factor from his father. After I delivered, the doctor gave me an injection of Rhogam so that I would not have any problems with future pregnancies. It seems that each successive pregnancy would double the risk of “erythroblastosis fetalis”, or neonatal jaundice, without the Rhogam shot. I was told that after giving birth or after any miscarriages it was imperative that I get another shot of Rhogam. I understand now that Rhogam is also given once midway through the mother’s pregnancy. Thanks to modern medicine there is rarely a problem with RH negative mothers giving birth to healthy babies.