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Rhogam Shot Pregnant
What does it mean when you have to get the rhogam shot while pregnant? My blood type is a- &' my obgyn said i had to get it. Is there something wrong
Prevent Antibodies: "a negative" means that your body hasn't been exposed to a factor called "rh." your baby could have that factor though and if so, your body will think of that factor as foreign and create antibodies that will attack your next pregnancy if it also has that factor. Rhogam prevents these antibodies from forming by binding to the factor, hiding them, and ensuring your body doesn't create antibodies. ...Read more
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
I am Rh and my husband is Rh i had a baby last year and received the rhogam shot at 28wks pregnant and after he was born now I am pregnant with my 2nd?
Same process : You will repeat the same process for rhogham with all pregnancies. ...Read more
My sister in law has polycystic ovarian syndrome and type o negative.She had her first miscarriage during the 24th week of her first pregnancy.She didn't recieve rhogam shot then got pregnant for the 2nd time and now she has a miscarriage again 4hrs.Ago.I
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What did your OB say: If you have no invasive procedures, it will be given at 28 weeks. ...Read more
Will getting the rhogam shot help with the next pregnancy if I've previously had two miscarriages?
After having a baby and i'm b neg blood type and i didn't get a rhogam shot can I still get pregnant or what will happen?
Depends: If the first baby was rh negative you did not need rhogram and there will be no problem with a future pregnancy. If the baby was positive you could form antibodies to a future baby which can destroy that babies red blood cells and harm or kill a future baby. Check with your OB and see . Most likely you did not get Rhogam because the first baby was rh negative. ...Read more
I don't think I got my rhogam shot after last delivery of 3rd child (did w previous 2 births). Now pregnant again. Will I miscarry baby?!
Unlikely: If you miscarry, it is likely not related to the Rh problem. Usually the first pregnancy after a missed Rhogam results in fairly mildly hemolytic disease, but subsequent pregnancies have increased likelihood of hydrops. Be sure your OB is aware of your situation, and your baby will be monitored carefully. Your baby may need phototherapy or exchange transfusion after birth. ...Read more
Second pregnancy i'm rh- first son is a+ got my first rhogam shot at 28 weeks with him with this pregnancy when should I get my first rhogam shot?
What if a pregnant woman was given a Rhogam shot when she and the father are Rh-. What will happen to the fetus?
What do you advise if I'm rh-, 32+ weeks pregnant with 2nd child, not sensitized (2blood tests) refused the rhogam shot.?
Your choice: Sounds like you have already decided not to do rhogam which would be recommended if you are rh-. You can become sensitized at any point in pregnancy, certainly greater risk at time when mixing of blood may occur such as during delivery. If you are thinking of having any more kids in the future, I would definitely reconsider your current plan. If not, since you are currently not sensitized, baby OK ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am Rh-, 9 months ago i got Rhogam shot after i miscarried in the 8th week. Now i am 4 weeks pregnant. When do i need the Rhogam shot again?
How far along in pregnancy should you get Rhogam shot for Rh neg. mothers. I had a mc and i had to get the shot could the blood type cause the mc.
Rhogam is for RH neg: For Rh-negative preg women, RhoGAM is usually not administered until their 28th week of pregnancy, and then again within 72 hours after delivery. It is also extremely important for Rh-negative women to receive this injection after any miscarriage or abortion in order to avoid future pregnancy complications. Blood type does not cause miscarriages. Miscarriages occur naturally 20% of the time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer