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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.
I'm 28ws pregnant with my third, previous two miscs. I'm receiving the rhogam shot next week. Will my baby be safe till then? What's the purpose ?
You are Rh negative: The Rhogam shot helps prevent the fetus, who may be rh positive, from triggering a reaction in your body if/when small amounts of fetal blood enter your system.Your body could develop antibodies that would break down the babies blood & place him/her in danger.The shot blocks that. In the 3+ decades it has been used it has been quite effective at keeping babies healthy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Yes: Any injection site can be sore temporarily. If it persists for more than 24 hours or develops a bruise, get checked. ...Read more
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