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A 20-year-old female asked:

Rh neg. had miscarriage got the rhogam. pregnant now what will happen if i don't get the shot until after delivery as long as i have no bleeding?

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Dr. Yvette Westford
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Not good: It is the standard of care to administer Rhogam at 28 weeks gestation. Unless you bleed, you will probably not be exposed to the baby's blood until you give birth. However, large amounts of the baby's blood often leak into the mother during delivery. If the baby is Rh +, that results in the formation of antibodies in the mother. This is dangerous for subsequent Rh + pregnancies.
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