(Closed) Rho-GAM?

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
447 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I had to have the Rho-gam shot at 26 weeks. It wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be.

Post # 4
2856 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Just curious, what is Rho-GAM?

Post # 7
2007 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I’m not sure how common or uncommon it is.  I think Avocado was at risk but wound up not having to get it.  

Post # 8
661 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

The mom’s body produces antibodies to the baby’s RH+ blood, which can be disasterous.  But, it’s typically only a problem with the second child if you haven’t had the shot.

Post # 9
1106 posts
Bumble bee

Rhogram shots are pretty common actually. This is just to make sure since your husband has a positive RH type and you have a negative.. that your RH doesnt attack the babys as it has a mix of positive and negative. I’m a Nurse at a OBGYN practice so feel free to pm me if you have anymore questions.

Post # 10
1237 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I don’t think they’re uncommon but if you’ve never been pregnant or if you have a positive blood type, it’s probably not something you’re familiar with. I’m probably only aware of it because of my medical training. I am O- and SO is B+, so I’ll be going through that eventually. Good luck, let us know how it goes!

Post # 13
2562 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Rho-gam is so so important! Even if you are Rh negative and have a miscarriage you should have it. I have seen quite a few Rh disease babies because the mom had a prior miscarriage and didn’t get treatment for it, and then the subsequent baby ends up severely jaundiced, sometimes even requires blood transfusions when they are born because the moms blood attacks the babies blood cells!

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