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How much rhogam is given after delivery?

How much rhogam is given after delivery?

Depends: In most hospitals they will test the mom's and baby's blood to determine how much you need (if any). You only need Rhogam if you are rh negative and baby is rh positive. So if baby is negative, you don't need any. On the other hand, if there was a large amount of transfer of fetal cells to mom from baby, you may need more than one dose of rhogam. ...Read more

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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?

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?

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. ...Read more

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I don't think I got my rhogam shot after last delivery of 3rd child (did w previous 2 births). Now pregnant again. Will I miscarry baby?!

I don't think I got my rhogam shot after last delivery of 3rd child (did w previous 2 births). Now pregnant again. Will I miscarry baby?!

Unlikely: If you miscarry, it is likely not related to the Rh problem. Usually the first pregnancy after a missed Rhogam results in fairly mildly hemolytic disease, but subsequent pregnancies have increased likelihood of hydrops. Be sure your OB is aware of your situation, and your baby will be monitored carefully. Your baby may need phototherapy or exchange transfusion after birth. ...Read more

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Daughter was given rhogam shot with no labs done first will everything be ok if she did not need it??

No blood test: For RHOGAM, All you need is that mom has blood type with negative rhesus antigen (like A negative) and baby has positive (like A Pos) I am sure they did that during pregnancy /birth ...Read more

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What if a pregnant woman was given a Rhogam shot when she and the father are Rh-. What will happen to the fetus?

Nothing: The Rho-gam are antibodies against the Rh positive marker. If the mother and the father are Rh- then the baby can only be Rh-. The Rho-gam will not bind to anything. ...Read more

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My daughter is Rh neg, first pregnancy resulted in miscarriage. No rhogam given after. Now 13 weeks pregnant and antibodies discovered. Very worried.?

Needs monitoring: The presence of antibodies may or may not impact the current pregnancy. As long as the OB is aware of them & monitors their levels, a plan for appropriate care can be made. This is not as common as it was before Rhogam but still show up with some frequency. Sounds like time for a conversation with the ob. ...Read more

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How much rhogam should I get if miscarrying?

How much rhogam should I get if miscarrying?

Depends: Standard dose in usa it s 300 mcg. In early pregnancy exceeds the needs, but this is the protocol. ...Read more

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How much thimerosal is in the Rhogam shot?

No mercury in Rhogam: April 16, 2001, the FDA approved production of RhoGAM without thimerosal and the company agreed to distribute only product without the preservative. (source: FDA. Gov) ...Read more

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What is the rhogam shot?

What is the rhogam shot?

Rh factor protection: Rhogam is an injection given any time there is mixing of fetal blood and maternal blood. This can happen during pregnancy but most often occurs at delivery. If a mother is rh negative, and her baby is rh positive, it will trigger an immune response in the mother that could potentially attack the next rh positive baby. Rhogam prevents this immune response and keeps subsequent pregnancies safe. ...Read more

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Rhogam shot, what is this for?

Rh incompatibility: RhoGAM (Rho Immune Globulin) is given to women who are Rh-negative who are pregnant or for blood transfusion. Rh incompatibility can be addressed with RhoGam. ...Read more

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Can rhogam shoot have side effects for a woman?

No: Rhogam is one of the few interventions that has been an unmixed blessing to humankind, apart from some soreness at the injection site. Countless unborn children's lives have been saved. Real-science is cutthroat -- research careers are based on real discoveries, and if the pop claims that it causes autism had any basis, we'd have found out by now. ...Read more

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If I don't get the rhogam shot what will happen?

Risk for future baby: Rhogam is supposed to prevent you from developing anti d antibodies that could cause serious problems for future babies/fetuses. Those problems include: anemia, jaundice, hydrops fetalis, death. This risk is greater if we know for sure that product of current pregnancy had blood type rh positive and there was significant transfer of fetal blood into your body. You should discuss it with your doc. ...Read more

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What is rhogam?

What is rhogam?

Blood product: It is a blood product which has rh antibodies. It is given to rh neg person if they are exposed to rh antigen to neutralize it. ...Read more

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What's rhogam and who needs to get it?

RhoGam: Rhogam is antibody to the rh antigen d. It is given to rh - women to protect them from making anti-d antibody that could be passed to their next fetus and cause anemia. ...Read more

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Got rhogam injection today. Is it normal for the injection area to hurt? And how long for?

Got rhogam injection today. Is it normal for the injection area to hurt? And how long for?

Yes: Any injection site can be sore temporarily. If it persists for more than 24 hours or develops a bruise, get checked. ...Read more

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What could happen if I had a higher dose of rhogam than needed? Would it have a bad effect on my baby?

It would have to be: ...Many times more than recommended. In a rh-sensitized individual, practically the entire blood supply is diluted rhogam, hundreds to thousands times more antibody than you could reasonably get from a Rhogam injection. ...Read more

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Rh- I am almost 29w and haven't gotten rhogam yet I am waiting on my insurance to approve it. Will my baby be ok if I have to get it a little later?

Yes: Rhogam is given to prevent problems in your subsequent pregnancies. Getting it (or not getting it) in this pregnancy will have no effect on this pregnancy. It should be given in every pregnancy around 28 weeks but if you are a few weeks late, the odds of there being a problem in a subsequent pregnancy are quite low. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Can you get two rhogams during pregnancy?

Can you get two rhogams during pregnancy?

Sure, if needed.: Several not uncommon scenarios would merit Rhogam administration at least twice in the same pregnancy: e.g. After amniocentesis and at 28 weeks/postpartum, after fall/trauma and at 28 weeks/postpartum. ...Read more