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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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pochaccotx
by Lost on Nov. 18, 2012 at 3:11 PM
Yup rh- here and had my shot with all 3 pregnancies. My 2nd pregnancy I had mystery bleeding that stopped aftter I got my shot at the er
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PEEK05
by on Nov. 18, 2012 at 3:12 PM

Yes.  I am RH-.  I've got the shots in all three prengnancies in the first trimester due to bleeding.  Normal 28 week shot.  After birth with my first two since they had + blood types.  I'm not sure what type of blood baby #3 is until February when she's born to see if I will need another one after her too.

rockinmomnwife
by on Nov. 18, 2012 at 3:12 PM

0+ here.

mich.el.le
by on Nov. 18, 2012 at 3:12 PM

You also don't have to get it if your dh/baby's father is rh negative.  Maybe that woman knows her and her dh's blood types are compatible.

The woman in the avi pic is not me, she is my inspiration.  I am a wife, a mother, and an aspiring trainer and nutritionist. I love seeing people get fit and healthy to lead the lives they are meant to live.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 11 on Nov. 18, 2012 at 3:12 PM
O+ here
Anonymous
by Anonymous 12 on Nov. 18, 2012 at 3:13 PM
Yes, with all of my pregnancies.

A-
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Armymom134
by Gold Member on Nov. 18, 2012 at 3:14 PM

 I had a shot during and after I gave birth with all 4 of my pregnancies.

Hi_Rae
by Gold Member on Nov. 18, 2012 at 3:15 PM
Yep I'm O - so I had to get the shot
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ColieO
by Ruby Member on Nov. 18, 2012 at 3:18 PM
My grandmother is rh-, she did not get the shot until her last baby. She had 6 kids. Only 2 are negative blood as well. No ill effects to any of them.
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MrsMeyers81
by on Nov. 18, 2012 at 3:18 PM

Yup I am AB- and Have to have the shot everytime

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