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High Risk Pregnancies?

Just wondering if there are any other "High Risk" Mamas here.

Background: I just found out that I am now, after 3 perfectly healthy pregnancies, considered high risk. I am RH negative and apparently during my last delivery my daughters blood and my own must have mixed as I am now RH sensitized. Thankfully, right now my titers (level of antibodies in my blood) are low at 1:4 BUT everything I have been able to find on the matter states that they are likely to rise even more during the course of the pregnancy and should the baby have an RH positive blood type, the consequences to the baby could be very serious and potentially fatal.

I have a consult with a Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist tomorrow morning to determine how best to monitor and treat this condition so hopefully that will give me some peace of mind as right now I waiver between being calm and having an "everything is going to be okay" attitude and totally freaking out imagining worst case scenario.

Anyways, I was just wondering if there were any other mamas out there considered high risk, as I am completely new to this world. I am used to having uneventful pregnancies which end with perfectly healthy babies and I am feeling completely overwhelmed with this sudden change and could use some support & insight from others who have been there or who are in a similar situation now.
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I was Rh sensitized during a miscarriage. During my last pregnancy, I was followed by a MFM, had titers drawn once a month, and a couple of extra ultrasounds (though I think those were kind of silly, but I'm also advanced maternal age). My titers stayed low the entire time even though my daughter was O positive. During my initial bloodwork this time, my antibody screen came back negative. That is medically impossible. When we drew blood 4 weeks later for my Panorama screen, we redrew the antibody screen. Again, I'm showing negative. No one can explain it. I should still be positive. We'll continue to monitor it though, because we don't understand.

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I was Rh sensitized during a miscarriage. During my last pregnancy, I was followed by a MFM, had titers drawn once a month, and a couple of extra ultrasounds (though I think those were kind of silly, but I'm also advanced maternal age). My titers stayed low the entire time even though my daughter was O positive.
This is SO encouraging, everything I could find online made it sound like it was a guarantee that my titers would rise making IUTs and pre-term delivery almost certain. I hope that your pregnancy progresses smoothly and your titers continue to be non-existent.
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I'm really not down with the steroid! I'm going to wing it with some natural remedies first to see where I get.
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