Not sure if this is the best place to post this, but I thought I'd give it a go.
I was under the impression that blood type incompatibility could be a factor in neonatal jaundice, but am still fuzzy on what sort of incompatibility is a factor.
I ask because I had jaundice and in 1978 was put under some bili lights for a couple days (I think? Off and on?) to clear it. FWIW, I am A- and my mom is AB+.
Now I am pregnant (6 weeks), with a child that is almost certainly Rh+, and probably will be A+. (My husband is A+, but further, is of Asian descent, so has a 90%+ chance of being homozygous for Rh+-- i.e., +/+. The best hypothesis is that all of my children will be Rh+, and I guess that-- at least-- 75% will be A+.)
So... does it work "both" ways, or only one? That is, is an Rh- child born to an Rh+ mother likely to have jaundice, but an Rh+ child born to an Rh- mother not likely to have the same issue.... or what? Is it more a matter of A/B/O incompatibility? Anyone have any info? Thanks!