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Rhogam Allergy In Children
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
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
After delivery: In this is your first Rh positive baby and you are Rh negative, Rhogam is customarily given after the delivery and assurance that the baby has a Rh positive blood type to prevent you from forming antibodies for your next Rh positive baby during pregnancy which can be harmful to the fetus. ...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
No: Rhogam is given to rh-negative pregnant women who may be carrying an baby that is rh positive. Rhogam will prevent a mother-to-be from having an immune response to the baby's rh factor. If this immune response were to occur, the baby might suffer some severe complications (hemolytic disease of the newborn). ...Read more
Yes.: There is only a small chance of having bleeding enough to cause isoimmunization (your body forming antibodies to your baby's rh positive blood) with an amniocentesis, but if it were to happen, the consequences for future pregnancies could be devastating. So we do recommend that rh negative women get Rhogam after amniocentesis. ...Read more
Yes: That is my understanding.It helps prevent moms from developing anti rh + antibodies that might injure the fetus. ...Read more
RhoGam: If you are rh-, you are rh- for life. Its determined by your genes. A shot of Rhogam just prevents you from developing antibodies to the rh factor. The Rhogam you receive only lasts about 12 weeks. ...Read more
Had 2 miscarriages since my last rhogam shot think I may be preg again do I need the shot or is it too late?
Probably not: You should be evaluated for the need for Rhogam anytime you bleed during a pregnancy. At this time, you need to have a test for Rh antibodies that is standard with your first OB labs. If it is negative, you would only need Rhogam in early pregnancy if you bleed. You would then get a Rhogam shot at about 28 weeks routinely. See your OB. ...Read more
We removed cerclage yesterday and i had some spotting afterwards.i am rh negative and have taken rhogam a month ago.should i take one more now?
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 more
I just miscarried at 3-4 weeks i passed the tissue and all. My blood type o+ and i heard that i don't have2worry about the rhogam?Need answers plz!
That's correct : Only people who are rh negative need rhogam. If you are o+ you are fine. ...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
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?
Im 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