I'm Rh- and DH.... doesn't know his blood type. >.<
(HOW DO YOU NOT KNOW YOUR BLOOD TYPE?! I've been poking him about this for YEARS. Argh. Anyway.)
His mom doesn't know it. It's not on his birth certificate. He's never had surgery, he's needle-phobic so he's never donated blood, and although he's given many many blood samples to our family doctor, when I asked them about it they said "Oh, we just run the labs, we don't type the blood because that test is too expensive."
So, now what? I'll ask my OB when I go for my first official pregnancy visit, but I've been curious about this and haven't found much to sate my curiosity online. We were told the Red Cross would type his blood for him, and he'd suck up a donation to know, but further research indicates it can be months before they get that back to you, and sometimes they don't at all. So will my OB order a test for him? or will I just end up getting the shot "just in case"?
My concern is that I had an abortion 10 years ago, and I don't know what the father's blood type was, but I don't remember getting a shot to prevent sensitization. Will that make a difference to whether/when my doc might consider Rhogam?
Just curious if any mamas here have any experience on the matter. =)