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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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If a rhogam shot only stays in your system 12 weeks how does it help future pregnancies?

If a rhogam shot only stays in your system 12 weeks how does it help future pregnancies?

Rhogam: When a mother with rh- blood has a baby with rh+ blood, the immune system of the mother will make antibodies against the baby red cell at delivery and will stay in the mother's blood and if another baby of rh+ is conceived this baby will be attacked in utero, Rhogam prevent the mother from making antibody angainst the bady, s blood thus prevent attack to the next rh+ baby. ...Read more

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Do i need to get the rhogam shot earlier for 2nd pregnancy? I am rh- and my husband is rh+

Before conception: You need Rhogam in your system before you conceive again to provide antibodies in case the next baby is rh positive. It is typically given right after the previous child's dlivery or after any procedure such as a prenatal diagnostic study. ...Read more

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Will getting the rhogam shot help with the next pregnancy if I've previously had two miscarriages?

Will getting the rhogam shot help with the next pregnancy if I've previously had two miscarriages?

Rhogam: if you are Rh Negative, then rhogam is indicated by 2nd trimester to decrease the risk of inducing red blood cells break down (hemolysis) in the fetus. Close follow up with maternal fetal medicine (high risk pregnancy) specialist will be needed. ...Read more

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How far along in pregnancy should you get Rhogam shot for Rh neg. mothers. I had a mc and i had to get the shot could the blood type cause the mc.

How far along in pregnancy should you get Rhogam shot for Rh neg. mothers. I had a mc and i had to get the shot could the blood type cause the mc.

Rhogam is for RH neg: For Rh-negative preg women, RhoGAM is usually not administered until their 28th week of pregnancy, and then again within 72 hours after delivery. It is also extremely important for Rh-negative women to receive this injection after any miscarriage or abortion in order to avoid future pregnancy complications. Blood type does not cause miscarriages. Miscarriages occur naturally 20% of the time. ...Read more

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Can I have RhoGAM shot in week 29/30 instead of wk 28 (my 1st pregnancy)? I made prior travel plans, but my obgyn insists it MUST be exactly at 28 wk.

Can I have RhoGAM shot in week 29/30 instead of wk 28 (my 1st pregnancy)? I made prior travel plans, but my obgyn insists it MUST be exactly at 28 wk.

Yes: It's ok to delay it by one to two weeks. The point of the shot is to bind up any fetal blood that might mix with your blood if you happen to deliver early so that your immune system can't form antibodies against it if it is different from yours. ...Read more

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What's the time frame for rhogam shot? I am 28 weeks but my ob still haven't done it. Previous pregnancies i had to have it at 28 weeks!

What's the time frame for rhogam shot? I am 28 weeks but my ob still haven't done it. Previous pregnancies i had to have it at 28 weeks!

Usually 26-28 wks: Rhogam typically offers about 6 weeks of coverage and it is generally recommended for rh negative women for "antepartum prophylaxis" at 26-28 weeks. It can certainly be given at 29, 30 weeks but i would discuss this with your OB provider-express your concern and ask if they have a different protocol plan. If so, why etc. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Bates jr.
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Rho Immune Globulin (Definition)

RHO immune globulin is an antibody based agent which is a kind of ...Read more