anyone familiar? I am not pregnant, infact I lost my son at 39 weeks in January. Every night I lay in bed and replay my entire pregnancy and last night a thought popped into my head that my Dr said my blood test came back with an unknown antibody. He didn't know what it meant and i forgot all about it till last night. I ended up doing a google search and found some info with it leading to stillbirth. Just curious if anyone had something similar to this during their pregnancy. I am searching desperately for answers. thanks in advance ladies, you all are so very helpful.
I do not know a thing about antibodies, but I couldn't read and not say how sorry I am for your loss. What a nightmare that is. So so sorry.
Tallulah Dare 8-01, Marcos Gael 12-04, Cormac Mateo 9-09, Leonidas Ronan 11-11
I do not know specifics on it, but I had a friend have a child die in utero at 39 weeks from the same thing and a SIL who had to deliver early for the same reason (her son lived). My heart goes out to you and I hope your healing is fast and preaceful!
Me , DH married 24 yrs.,DD #1 (89), DD #2 (91), DD #3 (05), and DD #4 (6/11/11)
I would need more information to help clarify things. Can you go back to your doctor and see the specific blood tests he is referring to? I'm sure he can clarify what antibody he is talking about for you.
mom to: M born Aug 2011 & K 2yo
I cant really go back to my Dr because I did file a lawsuit against him for the death of my son. I am not sure what he was referring to. All I remember was positive for unknown antibody and "don't worry about it I dont know what it means" was pretty much all he stated. I did have a staph infection at the time. I do not know if that would make any difference. I am sure the lawyers and investigators will figure everything out for me, I was just hoping to find some info out on my own to put my head at rest.
Thanks for all the replies.
Let me begin by saying I am so sorry for your loss. I also have a unknown antibody, during
my first pregnancy I had so much blood work done all over In hopes of finding a lab that could possibly identify this "antibody". After finding no answers I was referred to a specialist who told me possible complications but it was hard to predict anything not knowing the antibody. They monitored me thoroughly and suggested a c-section at 39 weeks and we were blessed with a 8lb 3oz perfectly healthy baby girl. Two years later we are thrilled to find out I am pregnant again but my blood work came back the same as last time and I am being referred to the specialist again but I am growing much more concerned, I just don't see how in this day in age there is such thing as an "unknown antibody". I will get a copy of my blood work so I can try and do some research on my own but if you discover any news on your "unknown antibody" please let me know.
I'm so sorry for your loss! How absolutely heartbreaking :( I have antiphopholipid antibody syndrome while pregnant and have to be on blood thinners through the pregnancy and the high risk OB's that I see induce at 37 weeks since risk of late term fetal death is so much higher. Mine they found through blood work. (((hugs)))
JoAnn Married almost 12 years to DH Chris. DS1 01/05 DS2 09/09 DS3 05/12.
Hello there i was just trying to find out some more info about unknown antibodies and i came across this website. When I was 39 weeks pregnant i had my blood drawn, and they found an unknown antibody in my blood. I had a phone call that evening telling me that i need to see the specialist the first thing in the am. When I went to see him he stated that all through my pregnancy this unknown antibody didn't show up in my previous blood work throughout my pregnancy, but it is there now. They suspected that somehow mine and the baby's blood had mixed, him stating that it is very important that we induce you first thing in the am. Stating that if my blood type is different from the babies, my blood cells will attack the babies, therefore the baby is at risk. Just wanted to share my story with you, my heart breaks for you, I hope you were able to find some peace with this. Sincerely Laura.