Uggh im feeling a little overwhelmed. I went for my bloodwork today for gtt (glucose
tolerance test), thyroid and my Rhogam (i'm rh negative). When i went to pick up my
finished Rhogam shot(its synthesized from your own blood) they said i came back positive
for antibodies. They wanted to run further testing to determine if I was definitely making
the anti-d antibodies that would be harmful to baby girl. Of course I am....uggh. In other
words I'm Rh sensitive which means my blood cells are attacking the baby.
The lab called my ob to let them know what is going on. Since I recieved the Rhogam shot
while pregnant with Brayden and after he was born it's practically unheard of for this to
happen. Especially considering I tested negative in the beginning of this pregnancy. How am
i not surprised. :/
So this afternoon they were running a titer to see how sensitive i actually am. I am praying
at this point its minimal and something manageable and not a moderate or severe case. I
have been telling Jason for the last week that Bella's movement hasn't been as much as
normal, not i'm wondering if this is why. RH sensitivity can have varying effects on the baby
depending on what my titer levels look like. The main concern is that it causes anemia and
jaundice from the mothers red blood cells destroying the babies. I won't even go in to the
more severe cases.
So for now we just wait, I have my follow up OB appointment tomorrow anyway to make
sure I haven't had any additional cervical changes from my L&D trip last week( i was 75%
effaced). I'm still having irregular cramping/contractions so I'm praying that I've at least
stayed the same. Needless to say I'm feeling stressed. I hate not having any control over the
situation and the idea of my body attacking the baby just kills me. But I guess we will see
how things go in the morning. Praying for good news.
Some links about RH sensitivity: