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Old 09-21-2005, 02:36 PM   #1
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Question What happens if you don't get your Rhogam shot?

I'm just wondering because the dr's office called yesterday and asked if I got the shot at my 28 week check up and I told them no. I am 31 weeks now and got the shot yesterday. Is it bad if you don't get the shot at 28 weeks? I'm just a little nervous because I got it so late.

 
Old 09-21-2005, 03:35 PM   #2
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Re: What happens if you don't get your Rhogam shot?

You are fine if you got the shot a few weeks late. I know there can be dire consequenses if you do not get it at all. If you are RH- and your baby is positive. I am negative and my daughter is positive. I am so happy I live in this century. Babies can die from the Rh factor. Thank goodness we got these shots to keep us from producing the antibodies. You are fine you have your shot.

 
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Old 09-21-2005, 04:10 PM   #3
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Re: What happens if you don't get your Rhogam shot?

what is the rhogam shot?

 
Old 09-21-2005, 06:21 PM   #4
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Re: What happens if you don't get your Rhogam shot?

Rhogam is a shot that they give you when your baby is Rh positive and you are Rh negative. If an Rh negative mother has an Rh type positive baby and their blood mixes during pregnancy or birth, the mother can create antigens that will attack her next pregnancy. The Rhogam prevents this antigen from happening.

 
Old 09-21-2005, 06:25 PM   #5
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Re: What happens if you don't get your Rhogam shot?

As I wrote in July:

Don't worry about the shots as they are a bit of a bother, but so very worth it. The medicine keeps your blood from making antibodies to Rh+, so that your baby and future babies are not in any danger. That's such a blessing. In the past (just 35 and more years ago), Rh- mothers married to Rh+ dads often lost their 3rd or 4th babies because of the blood incompatibility that had built up in the earlier pregnencies. Any other babies they had after that were also usually doomed, too. It was so sad. Rhogam became available in about 1970.

Glad you've had the shot!

Wishing you well - Barbara

 
Old 09-21-2005, 06:42 PM   #6
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Re: What happens if you don't get your Rhogam shot?

They give it to you just in case your baby is the opposite from you so your blood doesn't mix at birth with the child. HEre's a trick, ask them to pinch your skin on your thigh/butt and then put the needle in. You can't feel it. The harder they pinch the easier it is. I hated that shot.

 
Old 09-21-2005, 07:23 PM   #7
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Re: What happens if you don't get your Rhogam shot?

I didn't care much for it either soulcatcher (or any needle for that matter). I was a little sore last night for a few hours but that's it. I'm glad everything will be okay.

 
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