I'm newly pregnant with #2. After the birth of my first child (emergency c-birth), my blood work showed that I had developed anti-e antibodies (basically, my husband has e proteins in his blood and I do not. My daughter must have the e protein as well, and during the surgery my blood was exposed to hers and my blood developed the antibody. This is just my own theory, I didn't get much info from my midwife after the birth).
I've been able to find very little information on the internet about this. It appears to be very rare (my midwife said she'd never seen it before), but it also seems to not be a huge concern in terms of risk to the baby. There is a 50% chance this bean could have the e protein in his/her blood, and if so, there's a small chance that there could be problems (there is a risk of anemia if our blood mixes, and my antibodies could attack the baby's red blood cells).
My first prenatal appointment with a new midwife practice is in a few weeks (I changed practices due to distance - also, my old midwife told me I'd have to see a perinatologist for any future pregnancies, so I know she won't see me again). The only information on this issue I can really seem to find is either technical medical journals that are impossible to decipher, or message boards, and the info on those message boards indicates a lot of medical interventions, including frequent ultrasounds, amniocentesis, in utero blood transfusions, early inductions, c-sections, etc. Not quite what I was hoping for this time around!
I'm hoping to find other mamas who have some experience with this antibody issue, and maybe some encouraging stories and/or advice about the course of treatment during the pregnancy. I'm hoping to avoid a lot of medical intervention and am afraid that lack of knowledge about this issue on the part of my new midwife's practice will lead to more interventions. Thanks in advance!