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Can you get two rhogams during pregnancy?

Can you get two rhogams during pregnancy?

Sure, if needed.: Several not uncommon scenarios would merit Rhogam administration at least twice in the same pregnancy: e.g. After amniocentesis and at 28 weeks/postpartum, after fall/trauma and at 28 weeks/postpartum. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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


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If a rhogam shot only stays in your system 12 weeks how does it help future pregnancies?

If a rhogam shot only stays in your system 12 weeks how does it help future pregnancies?

Rhogam: When a mother with rh- blood has a baby with rh+ blood, the immune system of the mother will make antibodies against the baby red cell at delivery and will stay in the mother's blood and if another baby of rh+ is conceived this baby will be attacked in utero, Rhogam prevent the mother from making antibody angainst the bady, s blood thus prevent attack to the next rh+ baby. ...Read more

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Do i need to get the rhogam shot earlier for 2nd pregnancy? I am rh- and my husband is rh+

Before conception: You need Rhogam in your system before you conceive again to provide antibodies in case the next baby is rh positive. It is typically given right after the previous child's dlivery or after any procedure such as a prenatal diagnostic study. ...Read more

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Rh negative Will my baby be okay if I get rhogam after 28w? I dont really have a choice so I am worried. This is my 2nd pregnancy but first baby.

Rhogam: If you are RH negative then you will need a Rhogam shot at 28 weeks and then again after delivery. That is all that is typically done for this very common issue. ...Read more

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Will getting the rhogam shot help with the next pregnancy if I've previously had two miscarriages?

Will getting the rhogam shot help with the next pregnancy if I've previously had two miscarriages?

Rhogam: if you are Rh Negative, then rhogam is indicated by 2nd trimester to decrease the risk of inducing red blood cells break down (hemolysis) in the fetus. Close follow up with maternal fetal medicine (high risk pregnancy) specialist will be needed. ...Read more

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Rh negative blood,husb positive.i'm 10weeks pregnt,2nd pregnancy.have brown blood traces once a week.last time yesterday.cant do rhogam till tomorrow?

Rhogam Rx: Congratulations on your recent pregnancy! I am curious as to whether your first pregnancy was a Rh positive or negative baby. If it was negative, when no Rhogam was given then this pregnancy is probably not at risk. If you had a Rh positive first pregnancy Rhogam should have been given. Talk to your OB MD about this issue especially if this OB MD is not aware of your history. ...Read more

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Rh neg woman experienced bleeding during pregnancy. Need for rhogam if got it at 28wk?

Rh neg woman experienced bleeding during pregnancy. Need for rhogam if got it at 28wk?

Rh neg blood type: Bleeding from the placenta may indicate leakage of baby's blood who maybe rh positive (may leak into mother's blood). Rhogam at 28 weeks is an excellent thought and again after birth if baby's blood really turns out to be rh positive. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Bates jr.
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Rho Immune Globulin (Definition)

RHO immune globulin is an antibody based agent which is a kind of ...Read more