Re: why do i have to get the rhogam shot with my 3rd pregnancy
You need it with your third pregnancy for the same reason you needed it with your second pregnancy...the shot doesn't fix the problem forever. I'm Rh Negative and i'm getting my first shot in a week and I have done nothing but read about the shot and the condition, and you have the choice of getting the shot, or having a very high chance of not having anymore healthy babies...its really simple...it sucks that that is our choice, but it is until medical science figures something else out. My grandmother was RH Negative and she had my dad in 1940 and then had eight...EIGHT stillbirths (not even miscarriages...the babies died later on in the pregnancy). My dad remained an only child.
This is what happends without the Rhogam shot...if it does indeed cause other problems...well that sucks...cause thats the only treatment. Without the shot, you have a high chance of becoming sensitized with this pregnancy and not being able to have anymore. If that is your plan, to be done having children, then its your choice of course whether or not to have the shot...