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Yes: Any injection site can be sore temporarily. If it persists for more than 24 hours or develops a bruise, get checked. ...Read more
When do antibodies from a mother not receiving a rhogam injection in an Rh negative baby cause serious problems for a subsequent pregnancy?
Rhogam refused: Failing to administer, or failing to accept Rhogam when needed is asking for very serious trouble. If an rh negative woman delivers and rh positive baby and does not get immunized, any future pregnancy with an rh positive baby is likely to be affected -- severe jaundice & brain damage at birth, or baby bloating and dying in the womb. Used to be very common and should never occur. ...Read more
Had a Rhogam in injection in January. In March (9 weeks later) I had INDIRECT ANTIGLOBULIN TEST and tested positive. Is this because of the rhogam?
Antibodies: If some of baby's blood enters the mother's blood stream and the infant is Rh + from the father and the mother is Rh -, then mother will make antibodies against babies blood that cross the placenta and destroy infant's blood causing anemia before birth and jaundice after birth. RhoGam is an antibody the destroys baby's blood in mom's circulation before she can recognize it. It works! ...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