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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. Andrew Seibert
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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+

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

Yes: So u do not get sensitized as this could be very bad for an unborn fetus and it will make it very hard in the future for u to be typed if u need blood. ...Read more

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I had to have a pregnancy terminated. I'm Rh neg but I didn't get my rhogam shot until 81 hours after. Could it still work? When can I find out?

It still could work: Rhogam can work up to 96 hours, so you have a good chance of being protected. You need an antibody screen drawn in about 6-8 weeks to be sure. Good luck! Dr. S ...Read more

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Rh negative Will my baby be okay if I get rhogam after 28w? I don't 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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Are there any side effects to a rhogam injection during first pregnancy?

Are there any side effects to a rhogam injection during first pregnancy?

NotunlessURallergic.: Safe and very useful intervention - very rarely allergies can make it potentially dangerous. ...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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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.

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 more

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Can I have RhoGAM shot in week 29/30 instead of wk 28 (my 1st pregnancy)? I made prior travel plans, but my obgyn insists it MUST be exactly at 28 wk.

Can I have RhoGAM shot in week 29/30 instead of wk 28 (my 1st pregnancy)? I made prior travel plans, but my obgyn insists it MUST be exactly at 28 wk.

Yes: It's ok to delay it by one to two weeks. The point of the shot is to bind up any fetal blood that might mix with your blood if you happen to deliver early so that your immune system can't form antibodies against it if it is different from yours. ...Read more

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What's the time frame for rhogam shot? I am 28 weeks but my ob still haven't done it. Previous pregnancies I had to have it at 28 weeks!

What's the time frame for rhogam shot? I am 28 weeks but my ob still haven't done it. Previous pregnancies I had to have it at 28 weeks!

Usually 26-28 wks: Rhogam typically offers about 6 weeks of coverage and it is generally recommended for rh negative women for "antepartum prophylaxis" at 26-28 weeks. It can certainly be given at 29, 30 weeks but I would discuss this with your OB provider-express your concern and ask if they have a different protocol plan. If so, why etc. ...Read more

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Rh- I Had a Miscarriage I got the rhogam shot then now I am 28w I haven't received it yet for this pregnancy Is it safe to get it after 28w? Scared

Strict time line: There is a strict time line for the administration of rhogam. If it is not given at 28 weeks, the potential beneficial effect may be diminished or there may be no benefit at all. ...Read more

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My earlier blood group test turned out false and during 32 week of pregnancy I discovered to be O- Father is O+. is it too late to have RhoGAM shot?

No: Please discuss it with your obstetrician. You should have a baseline titer of anti Rh antibody and a Rhogam shot now and certainly at delivery, if the baby is Rh positive. ...Read more

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How far along in pregnancy does a rh- mother get rhogam shot? What are some tips for ttc after mc?

How far along in pregnancy does a rh- mother get rhogam shot? What are some tips for ttc after mc?

RhoGam vs Godzilla: When Rh-neg blood may be exposed to Rh-pos blood, commonly during pregnancy and blood transfusions. For a first pregnancy, not until the 28th week of pregnancy and again within 72 hours after delivery. For every subsequent pregnancy it will need to be administered at regularly, especially during the second half of the pregnancy. Also after any miscarriage or abortion in order to avoid future problems ...Read more

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I am Rh neg and I am having my second pregnancy. I'm worried about when I shd receive rhogam. My gyn said no at this time and im 5 weeks pregnant.

I am Rh neg and I am having my second pregnancy. I'm worried about when I shd receive rhogam. My gyn said no at this time and im 5 weeks pregnant.

Listen to your doc: Your doc is giving you good information - you need to trust them. RhoGam is given around 28 weeks generally. If it is given before that then the shot has to be repeated during the pregnancy. ...Read more

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Rhogam shot for miscarriage. Will this protect my future babies from harm until 28 weeks of pregnancy?

Rhogam shot for miscarriage. Will this protect my future babies from harm until 28 weeks of pregnancy?

Should do: Good that you took it after miscarriage, within the timeframe, once pregnant again, please have good prenatal care from day one, good luck ...Read more

Dr. Robert Bates jr.
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