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Are you Rh Negative?? (you might have received rhogam shot during pregnancy)

Posted by Anonymous   + Show Post
That post about the woman not getting prenatal care irked me.

I decided to do a spin off post to see if women knew why they get that shot during pregnancy. Not all moms will get it, if you are Rh positive you don't have to.

Rh is a blood group like A, B, O... Hence you can be O+ or B- etc

Well if a negative mama has a positive baby she can develop a deadly antibody. Her first pregnancy will be fine, but any subsequent pregnancies can be fatal for the neonate.

This disease is called hemolytic disease of the newborn.

It's important to know your blood type. The reason they give you that shot is to trick your brain to not developing antibodies. This protects future babies.

Posted by Anonymous on Nov. 18, 2012 at 3:44 AM
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lisablaze
by on Nov. 18, 2012 at 6:32 PM
I have 3 kids and I'm rh negative, but so is my husband so didnt need to get the shots
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nreinbold4434
by Member on Nov. 18, 2012 at 6:34 PM

I am A-  so I had to get the shot.

702girly
by on Nov. 18, 2012 at 6:34 PM

My mom had to get it. She is RH negative and I am RH positive.

I'm glad she got it. I kind of like my younger sister.

MamiJaAyla
by Bronze Member on Nov. 18, 2012 at 6:36 PM

yup. 

 

mommyofone740
by on Nov. 18, 2012 at 6:36 PM
I am
Survivor6388
by Bronze Member on Nov. 18, 2012 at 6:40 PM

 I had a baby with a man who was A+.... so I have the antibody, all kinds of things went wrong on that one.

I got lucky and married a man who is AB-,

This baby I have no idea WHAT the father's blood type is so I'll need the shot and very close monitoring.

Yup I know the drill.

Mommytoaangel
by Silver Member on Nov. 18, 2012 at 7:33 PM
I had it when i had a sub coreionhic hemotoma on oct 31 of this year im Ab- neg
PrEgGoSaUrUs
by Bronze Member on Nov. 20, 2012 at 1:38 PM
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Quoting tyner_brylee:


I am so sorry to hear that honey. Please take good care of yourself.
Emilytrademark
by on Nov. 20, 2012 at 1:41 PM

 I assume the woman who decided to forego prenatal care was told whether or not she was RH negative with her first pregnancy.

 That all being said, as anti-doctor as I am, I do think she should have gone with a midwife which is usually cheaper and they can still test for the important stuff. It's a nice in-between.

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