Rhogram shot?

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I’m A- and had the shot at 28 weeks. They put it in my hip and I didn’t even feel it. Easy peaSy. I didn’t get a second one, so baby’s blood type must be – as well. It’s not as big deal. 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@anotherbee:  I’d be sure just in case! My BFF wasn’t given a rhogam shot after her first baby but needed one. They miss things sometimes! 🙂

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Rh incompatibilty usually doesn’t cause any complications during first pregnancies FYI. It takes time for your body to develop the antibodies. It can however cause complications for future pregnancies. I’ve rarely seen any side effects from it. 

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

@newlynesting:  I’m also A- and had the rhogam shot at 28 weeks.  It was just an easy shot in the arm. Didn’t really hurt any more than any other vaccination and no side effects as far as I could tell.  My husband is O+ so they’ll do the heel stick and test baby’s blood type when it’s born and if its also + i guess I get another dose.

 

I heard there’s no real risk to your first baby, it’s the chance of building immunities to + blood for future babies that’s the risk. 

 

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@cstarkwe:  +1

Your first child should have no issues, but you need the shot to protect baby #2.

Post # 10
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

@newlynesting:  yeah, I think it’s due to delivery and early pregancy being the two most possible times your blood gets mixed.  And maybe it’s a slightly different/stronger product once its confirmed that the baby was different.  

 

@anotherbee:  funny enough I’d also heard this shot went in your butt/hip so when my very Russian dr asked me to roll up me sleeve I guess I looked surprised and he asked what the problem was and I explained that I’d heard it goes in the butt and he’s just like “I can stick it in your butt if you really want me to” and I giggled like a 12 year old. 

 

Post # 12
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Sugar bee

@newlynesting:  What happens is, your immune system (as an Rh- person) treats the Rh factor as a foreign substance and produces antibodies that will attack it. You didn’t have these antibodies before your first pregnancy, but at some point during labor and birth your daughter’s Rh+ blood probably came in contact with your bloodstream and exposed you, and from that you developed the antibodies against it.

If you don’t get the Rhogam injection, during the labor and birth of Baby #2 those antibodies will be circulating, and if #2 is also Rh+ and there is any mixing of your blood, they could attack his/her bloodstream and cause agglutination disease. That causes the red blood cells to clump up, interfering with baby’s circulation. Rhogam is a very, VERY good thing for you to have!

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Yep, I had the shot, and prob will need it again if have another child.  It wasn’t fun. I hate shots, but yeah…

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@newlynesting:  I ended up having it in the butt cheek and wasn’t my choice! 

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