(Closed) Any RH o Negative Bee’s???

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@MuchGreater:  Ask your OB office. You need at least 1, and depending on baby’s blood type after birth, another 6 months pp.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

@MuchGreater:  I believe you’re supposed to get it around 28-30 weeks.  I have my next appointment on Monday (where I’ll be just about 28 weeks), and we are scheduling my shot then.  Unfortunately, they can’t do it at their lab, so they will make an appointment for me at the hospital I’ve delivering at.  If I’m remembering correctly, she said we’d schedule it within the following two weeks.  

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Typically, the routine prenatal shot is at 28-30 weeks as PP said above.  Also, if you have any bleeding in the pregnancy or trauma (like a car accident or severe fall), it will also be considered at that time.  Then after birth they test the baby’s blood type and if baby is Rh positive, you’ll get another shot then.  

Also interesting to know is that IF the baby’s father is Rh negative (and you’re positive that he is the father), then you don’t need the shot at all because with 2 Rh negative parents the baby can only be Rh negative as well so no risk of incompatibility with mom!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@MuchGreater:  Sorry. Just that different clinics do it differently. I wasn’t trying to be mean.

Also, my clinic said, even if Darling Husband is Rh- they still require the RhoGAM shots anyway. Weird, huh?

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

oops, wrong post

 

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@MuchGreater:  Aww cute!

Yeah, my clinic doesn’t see anyone until 8-10 weeks (but they do an “orientation” which is paperwork only, and not even AT the clinic  anytime after your BFP and before your first appt.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

@MuchGreater:  You’re very welcome.  Best of luck to you! 

As someone else mentioned, different doctors may do things differently.  I only need the shot because I know my blood type is negative and my husband’s is positive.  However, if when we tested his blood and it came back that he was also negative like me, then they were not going to make me get it. 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I had my shot just last week, and it was in the 28-30 week range as well, and then from what I’m being told the second shot comes after delivery.  I have negative blood type and my Darling Husband does not.  I was a bit surprised the shot was in the behind area.  lol.  I guess I expected it to be like a flu shot.  lol

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@MuchGreater:  Just to be clear, I in no way thought anything different! It’s just what we have to say….*just in case*…..if a woman wasn’t clearly informed in very black and white terms and then went ahead and didn’t get the shot, it could be very disasterous. So, it’s a crazy conversation to have, but there it is.  I hope I didn’t offend you!  I just wanted you to know that the shot isn’t required if your partner is Rh negative too.

@PasteMoo:  There is no biological genetic way for a baby to be Rh positive if both parents are confirmed Rh negative….but your clinic may just be taking the safest route in terms of legal responsibility.  It may not be necessary, but it’s not “wrong” and has little risk for side effect/complication (ie it’s a fairly safe intervention other than being a blood product) so that may play into their recommendation as well.

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