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Originally posted by Ekstasis
Adding to list;
Former U.S Presidents
Former President Eisenhower Type O-Neg
Former President John F. Kennedy Type AB-Neg
Former President Richard Nixon Type O-Neg
Former President Bill Clinton AB-Neg
Former President George W. Bush Sr. Type A-Neg
U.S. Presidential candidate Senator John McCain O-Neg
[edit on 24-5-2008 by Ekstasis]
Originally posted by Witness2008
How many negatives have gone prematurley gray. I started out with brunette hair started going gray in my early twenties, now it is platinum blonde.
Originally posted by kozmo
OMG!!! I'm a FREAK! I have blue eyes - which based on another thread means that I am related to everyone else with blue eyes. I am O Neg. AND I have an uncanny ability of preconception or precognition (or whatever you call it).
I'd never really thought about ANY of this before until I read this thread. Can someone please tell me more about what this is all about? Thanks.
Originally posted by Ekstasis
reply to post by unique01
Hello Ozgur, welcome to ATS.
I have three children. First two came out A Neg like myself and my youngest came out O Pos like her father. Both fathers are on the RH Pos side. My youngest who's RH O Pos is in excellent health. I received the Rho (D) immune globulin injections within my first and third pregnancy.
The reasoning for the Rho (D) immune globulin injection(s) is not so important for your first child but of that of second, third and so forth pregnancies you may have in the future. If a woman develops Rh Antibodies; future pregnancies will be closely monitored. If the fetus is found to be anemic during the pregnancy a transfusion to the fetus through the umbilical cord is possible. Often, early delivery is required. A special type of blood transfusion called "an exchange transfusion" may be performed shortly after birth if destruction of the baby's blood cells continues to be a problem. However, because of the success of Rho (D) immune globulin, such complex treatments are rarely needed.
Being that you not recieve this shot and you became Rh-sensitized and your baby was Rh-positive, s/he would probably develop Rh disease (hemolytic disease). Your antibodies would cross the placenta and attack the Rh factor in your baby's Rh-positive blood as if it's a foreign substance, destroying his red blood cells and causing anemia. The disease can cause problems ranging from severe newborn jaundice to brain damage or, in extreme cases, even miscarriage or stillbirth. So yes this shot is extremly important to your child.
In relations to your sisters baby having health problems If your sister is Rh-negative and you've been pregnant before but didn't get this shot, another routine prenatal blood test will tell you whether you already have the antibodies that attack Rh-positive blood. (You could have them even if you miscarried the baby, had an abortion, or had an ectopic pregnancy.) If you do have the antibodies, it's too late to get the shot, and if your baby is Rh-positive, he's likely to have some problems. If you don't have the antibodies, then the shot will protect you from developing them.