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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 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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