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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Is it safe to get rhogam shot after 28 weeks?

Is it safe to get rhogam shot after 28 weeks?

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

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Does the Rhogam shot show up on a blood test?

Not usually: The Rho-gam is an immune antibody against Rh. The only was it would show is if you tested specifically for anti-Rh antibodies. ...Read more

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If you're Rh negative and get the rhogam shot does that mean you're now Rh positive?

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

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Is it a specific blood type that needs rhogam shot or is it just any negative blood type?

Is it a specific blood type that needs rhogam shot or is it just any negative blood type?

Only for Rh negative: It is intended only for those who are Rh negative and pregnant with a child who may have Rh positive blood type. ...Read more

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Daughter was given rhogam shot with no labs done first will everything be ok if she did not need it??

No blood test: for RHOGAM, All you need is that mom has blood type with negative rhesus antigen (like A negative) and baby has positive (like A Pos) I am sure they did that during pregnancy /birth ...Read more

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Had 2 miscarriages since my last rhogam shot think I may be preg again do I need the shot or is it too late?

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

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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 ?

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

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What is the rhogam shot?

What is the rhogam shot?

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

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Rhogam shot, what is this for?

Rh incompatibility: RhoGAM (Rho Immune Globulin) is given to women who are Rh-negative who are pregnant or for blood transfusion. Rh incompatibility can be addressed with RhoGam. ...Read more

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Rho Immune Globulin (Definition)

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