O+ mother, O- father

I am O+ and my fiance' is O-. We had a miscarriage with our first child in February. It was a blighted ovum. Now that we are trying again I am wondering if our blood types won't match up. Does this have anything to do with having a child? Can those 2 blood types have a child? Thanks in advance.
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By: em-harl
Member since May 28, 2011
Posted: on Jun 14, 2011
My partner is 0+ and I am A- and I am 8 weeks pregnant. As long as you carry the dominant gene you should be ok. I have to have anti d injection at 28 weeks incase mine and babies blood mix as it will be positive like daddy but other than that all should be fine. If you're worried maybe speak to your doctor. I had no idea I had the rare blood group until my bloods came back :)
By: Andrea0412us
Member since Jun 13, 2011
Posted: on Jun 14, 2011
Since you are both O, it probably won't make a difference. The baby USUALLY takes the father's blood type, so his O- type is definitely compatible with your O+ type. Everyone can receive O- blood regardless of the blood type. You should be just fine :).
By: MrsLemoine
Member since Jun 05, 2011
Posted: on Jun 14, 2011
Thanks! This puts my mind at ease. I was so worried that this may have had something to do with my last mc and it would happen again. Very devastating.
By: Mum2B_Perth
Member since Jun 12, 2011
Posted: on Jun 14, 2011
I'm an O+ & my finacè is O- & I'm 21 weeks with our first child :)
By: MrsLemoine
Member since Jun 05, 2011
Posted: on Jun 15, 2011
Yay! I feel much better. Thank u!
By: lilmama11
Member since Apr 19, 2011
Posted: on Jun 15, 2011
my friend and her boyfriend had blood types that they were told was the reason they miscarried their first at about 12 weeks i believe she was. they kept trying and was successful.shes now due july 15th and doing very well. she also gets ultrasounds very often since she was high risk because of the first time complications.
By: Andrea0412us
Member since Jun 13, 2011
Posted: on Jun 15, 2011
No matter if your blood types are compatible or not, it will have no affect on your first pregnancy. The reason for this is because the mother has to be exposed to the other blood type in order to form antibodies. That doesn't happen until birth. For example, if I was type O-, and my husband O+, then carrying my first child would have been fine. After I delivered my little girl, I would have to receive a RhoGam shot in order to help prevent my body from making antibodies that would cause problems with future pregnancies. Thankfully me, my DH, and our two children all have O+ blood types lol. I know this from RN school. Their blood types wasn't the reason for her miscarrying her first child, it was bad luck unfortunately.
By: deecee1980
Member since Mar 31, 2011
Posted: on Jun 19, 2011
Above post is wrong!!
You can become exposed to antibodies from partners blood at any time during your pregnancy,not just at the birth,and your first child can be affected!!
I have issues surrounding this just now as I have developed anti d and anti c antibodies due to me being o neg and my partner being a pos.
You can have you and babies blood mix at anytime and it can be "silent" or go unnoticed as it did for me,and you will produce antibodies!it does however get worse with subsequent pregnancies due to the levels rising everytime.
You will be offered the rhogram shot at 28,and 36wks and then after delivery to try "mop up" any antibodies but this doesn't always work.
In most cases women take the shots and they are fine but in some cases ppl like myself are more at risk!
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By: kps
Member since May 01, 2011
Posted: on Jun 19, 2011
Hi, I'm 12 weeks prego and my blood type is o- and my partner o+. I've been bleeding on and of and but yesterday it was heavier than before so I decided to go the the er, so the dr told me that because my blood type is rh- and my baby must likely + that my body doesn't recognize it it's trying to fight it and rejecting it so it can cause a miscarriage so they had to give me a shut to prevent a miscarriage. Good luck
By: Syrigar
Member since Jun 19, 2011
Posted: on Jun 19, 2011
@Andrea0412us it would affect ur first pregnancy, a very close friend of mine went through this and she had a miscarriage because her body attacked the fetus. Her second pregnancy they were aware n she was given the shots n everything was fine her baby just turned one last month. And im not posting to start argument so please dont take this the wrong way... Thanks

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