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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...

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...

When is the latest I can get rhogam shot? I received one when I miscarried does that protect this baby too?

No it doesn't. Rhogam should be given to Rh negative ladies within 72 hours of any obstetric complication or fetomaternal hemorrhage risk, e.g. abortion, miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, CVS, amniocentesis. Prophylactic at 28 weeks pregnancy, and within 72 hours of delivery. One shot doesn't provide long lasting immunity, this is kind of passive not active immunization, as there is no microbe to immunize against. 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...

I am RH- & 6 weeks pregnant. Father is RH+. I suffered two previous MCs with an RH+ man & did not receive a RhoGAM shot. Does this put my current pregnancy at risk? Or am I ok to have the shot at 28 weeks? Please help!!

Yes;no. Your first pregnancy may have "sensitized" you to Rh+ blood. You can have yourself checked for level of antibody in your blood. Rhogam would not be effective at this late date but your pregnancy can be carefully monitored and there might be some intervention available. Speak to a neonatologist soon. Read more...
Risk. You are at risk. Yes you need rhogam ypu also need an ob/gyn right away. Go to your primary doctor right away and have him make a referral . 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?

Usually no change. There is usually no change in the recommended Rhogam schedules for subsequent pregnancies unless something very specific to your case. Talk over with you OB to determine perfect timing for thi one. Read more...
Ask your Ob. Your OB / midwifeshould be aware and have a plan. Best to ask him/her. Read more...

I am rh- and after my miscarriage I did not recieve the rhogam shot, will I ever be able to carry a baby to term?

Sure. But your pregnancy needs monitered very carefully and be prepared if an incompatibility shows itself. Read more...
Get tested. Only a small percentage of rh negative women will develop antibodies to the rh protein after a miscarriage. Ask your doctor or midwife to test you with an antibody screen to see if you have any antibodies. Even if you did develop antibodies the chances would be very good that your next pregnancy would be relatively normal. Read more...
You are probably OK. Dr steele's advice is good - an antibody screen looks for evidence that you had an immune response to rhesus factor after the miscarriage. This may occur only if your partner is rh + and enough of baby's blood cells get into your circulation. Early miscarriage may not have enough fetal red blood cells to cause an immune response. So you are probably fine but in future get the Rhogam within 3 days. Read more...