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    Hi ladies, I am currently 14 weeks pregnant with my 2nd baby and have just found out that l have little c and E antigens, which like a previous story lm guessing l acquired post a blood transfusion post my first baby. I'm currently worried sick about what this may mean for my new bub, and like previous posts there seems to be very little information out there. My specialist appt isn't for another week, and my previous obstetrician has openly said she is out of her depth.
    I'm vey interested in the support group you mentioned LilliBane! Really wanting to hear other mums experiences as it all seems very overwhelming at the moment.

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    Hi there

    I am 35 weeks pregnant but only found out I have little c a matter of weeks ago. I still don't know much about it except that it is rare but I did have appointment with specialist yesterday who confirmed that with little c anemia of the baby is the biggest risk factor and that under no circumstances can I go over my due date. He told me that baby will be fine they just have to monitor the titre levels. I don't know much about it still but I know nothing about e sorry.

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    the good news is anti c is manageable as long as you have a good care team and monitoring. I completely freaked out when I first found out I had it and it didn't help that my care team had no idea as well, but I was determined to find good care and I have now - feel so much better I have someone who is on the ball and I know is monitoring it all correctly.

    Firstly if you would like to join the FB support group - you can email me at gettingitsortedwp@gmail.com. The group has been great - lots of women with all different kinds of antibody issues, lots of experience, lots of good stories and lots of support

    Second - you really need to make sure you titres are monitored. If your titres are low there is no reason to be induced/caesarean or any other intervention (I know women who have even had homebirths), it is only if titres go up (usually 1:32) that scans will be done, called a MCA (middle cerebral artery) where they measure the blood viscosity through the brain to see if bubs is effected by anaemia. If anti bodies are effecting bub you can have IUT (Interuterine blood transfusions) or once past a certain stage intervention to get bub out.

    Third - make sure you find a Dr/Ob/midwife who KNOWS about this condition, do not settle for someone saying its no big deal. It can be no big deal but it can also change quickly to a very big deal and thats why appropriate care and monitoring is so important.
    For me I have bloods done every 4 weeks to check titres, then at 30 weeks I will get them fortnightly. So far they have remained at 1:1 (low) but as the pregnancy progresses there is a greater chance of blood mixing so increased monitoring.
    I have my first MCA today at 24 weeks, the Dr has said this is a better indication of what is going on and I'm assuming this will be every 4 weeks too unless titres go up.
    So as it is I have either an MCA or bloods every fortnight.

    feel free to ask any questions - this is my first sensitised pregnancy, so can only tell you what I have experienced so far, but happy to share

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    Im 8 weeks pregnant and am 0- i developed anti D antibodies in my last pregnancy due to a concealed bleed, i have also just found out i have Anti c antibodies as well.Has anyone has the same thing? if so what was your pregnancy like?

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    Hi Janaelia
    I have anti c and so far may pregnancy has been fine - just some extra monitoring
    I have found a support group on Facebook with lots of women with antibody issues (there are a few who like yourself have D and c) and there is lots of support and information there - will send you a pm about it.

    Most importantly is to find a OB who is familiar with antibody issues and you will probably need to go to a specialist at maternal fetal medicine. With good care and monitoring this condition is manageable.

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    Hi i have just been told i have the rh c and e antibodies and would love to hear from others going thru the same. Could someone tell me the name of the facebook community so i can join? Many thanks


 

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