Can O positive mother and a negative father have a baby?
Yes this is definitely possible. In this case, the most likely explanation is that dad is a carrier for being Rh- and mom is a carrier for blood type O. What happened was that dad and mom each passed both an O and an Rh negative to the baby. The end result is an O negative child.
Does it matter if the father is Rh-negative?
If you have Rh-negative blood, your doctor will probably treat you as though the baby’s blood is Rh-positive no matter what the father’s blood type is, just to be on the safe side.
Which parent determines the blood type of the child?
Just like eye or hair color, our blood type is inherited from our parents. Each biological parent donates one of two ABO genes to their child. The A and B genes are dominant and the O gene is recessive. For example, if an O gene is paired with an A gene, the blood type will be A.
What happens if a mother is Rh-negative and the baby is Rh positive?
If the mother is Rh-negative, her immune system treats Rh-positive fetal cells as if they were a foreign substance. The mother’s body makes antibodies against the fetal blood cells. These antibodies may cross back through the placenta into the developing baby. They destroy the baby’s circulating red blood cells.
What happens if a father is Rh positive?
If a father’s Rh factor genes are + +, and the mother’s are + +, the baby will have one + from the father and one + gene from the mother. The baby will be + + Rh positive. If a father’s Rh factor genes are + +, and the mother’s are – -, the baby will have one + from the father and one – gene from the mother.
Is it better to be Rh positive or negative?
Results. If you’re Rh positive, no action is needed. If you’re Rh negative and your baby is Rh positive, there’s a potential for your body to produce antibodies that could be harmful during a subsequent pregnancy.
What are the benefits of being Rh negative?
The O negative blood type is particularly helpful in emergency situations. With O negative blood transfusion, trauma and accident victims are given a chance at life. This blood type is called universal because it can be transfused to almost any patient in need of whatever blood group.
What is the treatment for Rh negative mother?
Treatment for rhesus disease after delivery can include a light treatment called phototherapy, blood transfusions, and an injection of a solution of antibodies (intravenous immunoglobulin) to prevent red blood cells being destroyed.
What are the Rh negative personality traits?
You prefer facts over opinions.
What is Rh compatibility?
Rh incompatibility: The difference in Rh blood group types between an Rh negative mother and her Rh positive baby that leads to hemolytic disease of the newborn. The mother and baby’s Rh blood group types are therefore said to be “incompatible.”