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Old 07-01-2008, 10:13 AM   #1
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some questions about rhogam

i have to get my rhogam shot tomorrow cuz im A-. wow i didnt realize tomorrow was wednesday already til i said that lol. anyways is it just a regular shot like any other shot or is this gonna be painful? also when i have my baby if he is rh negative too will they still have to give me the second shot or do they only do that if hes rh positive? does he get the shot too? i cant remember if i read they give the baby a shot as well or not.

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Re: some questions about rhogam I am O- and have had one shot @ 20 weeks and now I am getting ready to have another one @ 32 weeks...They don't hurt any more than any other kind of shot. I don't know the answer to your other questions though. Those are good ones to ask the OB! Good luck, Courtney
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Re: some questions about rhogam

It isn't too bad, keep in mind this shot contains mercury. I had a second shot the day or so after I gave birth because my daughter was A+ and I am O- I wish I had known at the time that there was mercury in these shots. Good luck!

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Old 07-01-2008, 11:53 AM   #4
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Re: some questions about rhogam

ive heard that they contain mercury but thats its such a small amount that it shouldnt do anything. i wouldnt want to take the chance of not getting it and then the next time i get pregnant have my body reject the baby or make the baby sick. thnx for the replies.

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Re: some questions about rhogam

When I was pregnant, I got this shot at 28 weeks also (I'm A negative). When my daughter was born last year, they tested her blood at birth, which was also A negative, so I did not need an additional shot. However, if she had been A positive, then I would have needed another shot. Your baby will not need any shots regardless of his/her blood type. It is only for you. Also, you can request a mercury free Rhogam injection if you are worried. It is available should you request it.
FYI ~ They gave it to me in my hip near my behind and no, it didn't hurt.

Old 07-03-2008, 08:58 AM   #6
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i went and got it yesterday. they put it in my right hip. it didnt hurt going in but hurt a little coming out. thnx for all your replies

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Re: some questions about rhogam

What is Rhogam?

Old 07-03-2008, 12:38 PM   #8
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its a shot you get if you have negative blood, im A negative. most people are positive so more then likely his dad is positive and the baby will be positive. if the babys blood were to mix with mine then my body would create antibodies and the next time i get pregnant i would reject the next baby if it had positive blood. the rhogam shot neutralizes my blood so that antibodies arent created. being rh negative used to cause a lot of problems and a lot of women would lose there babies but now that they have this shot its no big deal.

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Re: some questions about rhogam

The shot is no big deal.

You have to have the shot if your blood is not compatible with the baby's blood. The mercury is such a trace amount and will cause no harm. Afterall, imagine what would happen if you did not have it? Amazing how this shot will literally save a life!

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