Taylor Jeans

Taylor Jeans

Antibodies: Anti-C + Anti-D

I developed the anti-D when I was pregnant with my second child. After pregnancy doctors really did not tell me what would be in store for my next pregnancy. Although, I wish they would have I am thankful for my HDFN warrior. She became anemic at 30 weeks gestation. She had three in-uterine blood transfusions. Then she was delivered by an emergency caesarean at 35 weeks gestation. During my caesarean I developed an anti-C antigen. She was in the NICU for a week then sent home. After birth she needed three more transfusions over the first 8 weeks of life.

How can health care providers help?
Warn parents of the risks and processes of reproducing with alloimmunization.

How can scientists help?
For some sort of antigen blocker to not cross the placenta.

What would you tell other parents? 
It is physically, mentally, and emotionally hard but so worth it at the end of your journey.

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