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From: "Fran VanMeer" <>
Subject: Re: [NZ] Blue Baby
Date: Sun, 28 Nov 1999 08:12:12 -0500
> From: Fran VanMeer <>
> To: Munroe <>
> Subject: Re: [NZ] Blue Baby
> Date: Sunday, November 28, 1999 8:01 AM
> I could be wrong... but I was under the impression that a blue baby was
> who's parents had opposite blood types. The way I understood it... the
> mother could be A Positive, father was O Negative adn since the baby
> on the father's blood type... it would be O Negative. Because the baby's
> type is opposite to the mother's... It would be weak and sickly at birth.
> They used to give transfusions to the baby at birth to try to reverse
> problem. I think that these days, we don't have blue babies because, once
> the doctor is alerted to the problem, there are drugs available to
> the effect.
> I belive also that this was the reason that anyone wishing to get married
> in the USA had to have blood tests.. to assertain ahead of time if there
> waas going to be a problem!
> > From: Munroe <>
> > To:
> > Subject: [NZ] Blue Baby
> > Date: Saturday, November 27, 1999 11:08 PM
> > Does anyone out there know what the term, BLUE BABY means in terms of
> > death of a new born?
> > Thanks
> > Marjorie Munroe
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