How To Find Out The Fetal Blood Type At 26 Weeks Gestation?
How do you find out the fetal blood type at 26 weeks gestation? mother (A) u0026amp; father (B). thank you
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In general, there are often two types of blood classification based on the ABO system and also based on the Rhesus system. To determine fetal blood classification based on the ABO system, it generally cannot be done before the fetus is born. Meanwhile, to determine the classification of blood based on the Rhesus system, it is possible to know since it was still in the womb through the examination of D antigens contained in fetal DNA.
Also note that during pregnancy, blood grouping based on the ABO system rarely causes pregnancy problems, but it is still possible to cause jaundice in the baby when the baby is born. But examination of blood groups based on the Rhesus system is very important especially if the mother has a negative Rhesus blood group because if the fetus has a positive Rhesus blood type it can cause a condition called Rhesus disease (incompatibility between maternal and fetal blood groups) where this condition can result the loss of the fetus in the womb if not handled properly.
Based on the ABO system itself, looking at the type of blood type of mother and father, your child's blood type can be predicted based on genetic calculations, where your child may have all four blood types (A, B, AB or O). If you want to find out more about your current fetal blood type, you can try to consult about this with your obstetrician.
I hope this helps.