So call me crazy, but I have this theory….
I believe that morning sickness is due to the baby’s blood type being one that the mother couldn’t receive in a transfusion. I have done my own informal survey and so far my theory has turned out to be correct.
I did not experience morning sickness at all. My blood type is A+ and my husband’s is O-. This means Eliana either has A+, A-, O+, or O- blood. All four of these are blood types that I can receive in a transfusion. I’ve spoken to a few Nurses and Doctors about this theory and they all tell me there’s no way this is the case since the baby isn’t even sharing blood during the first three months. They dismiss my theory as being silly. But think about it for a minute….Our immune systems drop dramatically when we get pregnant. Doctors believe this is so that the body doesn’t fight off the baby during pregnancy. It isn’t until the 11th or 12th week that the placenta starts functioning and sharing blood with the baby. Miraculously this is usually around the time that morning sickness stops. I believe this is due to our body realizing that the baby isn’t a threat and actually belongs there so things settle down.
So help me with this little experiment if you would? You do not need to reveal your blood type to me. Just follow the exercise and tell me whether you had morning sickness and whether it’s possible your child could be your blood donor or not. Some combinations could go either way, so let me know that as well. If you know your child’s blood type, then you’ll know the answer for sure!
This will be fact some day – mark my words!
1. Go to this site and put in your and your husband’s blood type and click Calculate:
2. Go here and see if the results show that your child can be your donor.