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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
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
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
What did your OB say: If you have no invasive procedures, it will be given at 28 weeks. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
Yes: Any injection site can be sore temporarily. If it persists for more than 24 hours or develops a bruise, get checked. ...Read more
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
Likely: Your doc can and likely does test to see if you are developing any antibodies that would affect the baby. Bring this up at a visit and they can provide you that information. While this is usually given earlier, this does not mean you (and baby) have not benefitted from the procedure. ...Read more
Ask your pharmacist.:
It is an expensive injection and it is probably best if you can ask your local pharmacist to get some pricing for you...It should be covered by your insurrance, though.
Good luck. ...Read more
It won't: It won't.Get a more detailed answer ›
When is the latest I can get rhogam shot? I received one when I miscarried does that protect this baby too?
No it doesn't: Rhogam should be given to Rh negative ladies within 72 hours of any obstetric complication or fetomaternal hemorrhage risk, e.g. abortion, miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, CVS, amniocentesis. Prophylactic at 28 weeks pregnancy, and within 72 hours of delivery. One shot doesn't provide long lasting immunity, this is kind of passive not active immunization, as there is no microbe to immunize against ...Read more
I had rhogam after my amniocentesis. Do I still need it at 28 weeks if I know 100% this will be my last baby?
I'm o- and had my last rhogam shoot in february, we have lost two babys in six months. What should I do when I get pregnant agian?
When you're ready: First of all, I'm sorry for your loss. The RhoGAM shot has nothing to do with when you should try again. You need to give your body some time to heal. I usually recommend that you have at least two normal periods before you try again. You need to talk to your Gyn about being evaluated for recurrent miscarriages. ...Read more
Husband's O- & I'm A-. Since neither of us is RhD & Rhogam seems to be Anti-D (not RhC & RhE?), could Rhogam even benefit us? Anything to worry about?
Still recimmended: If you are both Rh negative, you shouldn't theoretically need it. It is still recommended on the outside chance a lab error has your husbands type wrong. There is no risk if getting the shot ...Read more
Not used for it: The ABO and rhesis blood grouping systems are separate issues altogether. Rhogam is used to prevent an rh- mother from becoming sensitized to a rh+ baby & developing antibodies that would destroy some of the babies blood for that or future pregnancies. The Rhogam has no effect on potential ABO issues. ...Read more
Yes: That is my understanding. It helps prevent moms from developing anti rh + antibodies that might injure the fetus. ...Read more
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