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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
What could happen if I had a higher dose of rhogam than needed? Would it have a bad effect on my baby?
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
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 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
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
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
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
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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?
I'm 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
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 a rh- mother from becoming sensitized to a rh+ baby & developing antibodies that would destroy some 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 a 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