What is rhogam?

Blood product. It is a blood product which has rh antibodies. It is given to rh neg person if they are exposed to rh antigen to neutralize it.

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What's rhogam and who needs to get it?

RhoGam. Rhogam is antibody to the rh antigen d. It is given to rh - women to protect them from making anti-d antibody that could be passed to their next fetus and cause anemia. Read more...

What is the rhogam shot?

Complicated Issues. Can one answer in 400 characters? We'll try. If you are Rh negative and the father of the baby is Rh positive, there is a chance that the baby has Rh antigen on its blood cells. If your immune system sees those cells you will make antibodies to them, which could attack a future Rh positive pregnancy. Rhogam attaches to the fetuses Rh expressing cells in your circulation and prevents this. 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...

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...