What Being Rh Negative Means for Your Pregnancy
First pregnancies for RH-negative moms are usually free of complications, but you should still seek treatment for future pregnancy health.
After finding out I was pregnant with my first child, I excitedly went in for my first prenatal appointment and had the initial blood work done. Much to my surprise, I was told I was “Rh negative.” At first, I didn’t know what that meant or why it was important—but everything got real when I was told I would have to receive special injections to give the fetus, and any future fetuses, the best chance at survival. Although I was scared at first, my worries were put to rest after I learned more about the condition and its effects on my pregnancy.
The Rh factor, als...