by Keamogetse Mmipi (Gaborone, Botswana)
Four years ago I gave birth to a beautiful baby boy. Before he was born, I was informed that I'm RH-. At the time I did not know what that meant. My son tested RH-. The doctors did not give me the shot. I want to know if it was necessary.
If your son was RH-, then you did not need the shot. The only chance of sensitization comes if you are carrying and birthing an RH+ baby. Since your son was RH-, your body sees his blood the same as yours and no antibodies develop. You will be just fine for another pregnancy should you desire to conceive!
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