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Any Moms here with RH factor?

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02/18/15
Rh negative is not a problem with first pregnancy, but can cause problems if your next babies are Rh positive. Your body may make antibodies to the Rh antigens in the baby’s blood. This means you have become sensitized and your antibodies can cross the placenta and attack your baby’s blood. Your doctor may suggest that you receive RhIg around the 28th week of pregnancy to prevent sensitization for the rest of pregnancy. If the baby is born with Rh-positive blood, you should be given another dose of RhIg to prevent you from making antibodies to the Rh-positive cells you may have received from your baby before and during delivery.
The treatment of RhIg is only good for the pregnancy in which it is given. Each pregnancy and delivery ( or miscarriage) of an Rh-positive child requires repeat doses of RhIg.
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02/18/15
that's correct. As a Rh-negative mother you are most likely to be exposed to your baby’s blood during the last three months of pregnancy and at delivery. Therefore, your doctor will likely prescribe at least one dose of RhoGAM® Ultra-Filtered PLUS at around 28 weeks of pregnancy, and a second dose will be given for added protection within 72 hours after delivery if the baby is found to be Rh-positive.
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    03/16/15
    Thanks Elena I was RH Negative with my first and only pregnancy so far..the only thing I could understand from the doctor was "blood intermingles, you could lose your baby and not be able to have any kids after" so I was very hysterical until I got the first shot,,then another one after I gave birth
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      03/16/15
      I didn't take it too personally my doctor helped bring 3 of my siblings into the world..people will be people and make mistakes,,I have my Lil sugar bear and that's what matters
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        04/07/15
        5Tabitha
        I'm RH Negative and have had the shot with the three youngest. I have been reading some articles that make me wonder. It's only a concern if the blood mixes-which can only happen if there's trauma or a miscarriage. And it only helps within 72 hours (I think that's right) and only with the current pregnancy. So really,they shouldn't have to give to it every single RH- momma.
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