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RH - and Rhogam Baby Chochi 1 child; Newark, New Jersey 86 posts
4th Oct '11

I had an abortion years ago. I didn't know of the issues I could've had since my blood type is O- and the need of rhogam during the procedure and of course I was not oriented either so I never got the shot. Thank God now I'm 29weeks pregnant and my insurance company is giving me a hard time in paying for the vaccine.. which most likely I will be paying out of my pocket if I must, but anyways.. has any rh- mothers been in my situation. I'm worried for my baby and I keep reading that the vaccine is not all that safe during pregnancy either.. but then I read that if I don't get it my immune system can attack my baby.. I'm so scared and nervous

Charlie's Mama. ♥ Due February 4; TTC since Jun 2013; 1 child; North Dakota 1601 posts
status 4th Oct '11

i got mine at like 30 some weeks. my baby turned out just fine. i had to get it again after LO was born because he had a different blood type than me.

Mom to M&J Due December 24 (girl); 18 kids; Michigan 5397 posts
4th Oct '11

If your RH- and your partner is postive or you already have antibodies, its completely normal to get the shot during pregnancy. Normally between 26- 30 weeks, or earlier if you bleed. I'm getting mine on the 18th and it will be my second shot this pregnancy alone.
You get one right after birth as well.

ETA: You only need one after delivery if the baby is rh+

Zoe&Harper's Mom (Em) 2 kids; Alabama 16920 posts
4th Oct '11

i had the shot with my first pregnancy and she ended up 0- so I didn't have to have another shot. No problems with that pregnancy and so far with this one. I had some bleeding at the beginning of this one so i had the shot and i'm about to have the shot again at 28 weeks but I know everything will be just fine.

Kol&Tate's Mommy 2 kids; Spring, Texas 254 posts
4th Oct '11

Had to have it wth both of my boys. Never had a problem with it.

Zoe&Harper's Mom (Em) 2 kids; Alabama 16920 posts
4th Oct '11

Oh and if the father is negative blood type then you shouldn't have anything to worry about. My husband is 0+ and I'm A-.

I♡C&R. 2 kids; Thornton, CO, United States 25117 posts
4th Oct '11

Is their a reason the insurance company isn't wanting to cover the shot?

Juggernog-aholic 4 kids; 2 angel babies; P, AR, United States 20127 posts
4th Oct '11

I had it after a misscarriage, while I was pregnant with my son and right after I delivered him, early in my pregnancy with my daughter and then later on in the pregnancy (I guess she is O- cause I didn't get it after I had her) and then I have had it early in this pregnancy too. I haven't ever had a problem with it.

~*~Mandy~*~ 2 kids; Salem, Indiana 1027 posts
4th Oct '11

I had it with both pregnancies and never had a problem, nor have I HEARD of anyone having a problem prior to his. As far as I know the problems arise when you do NOT get the shot. If your baby is RH+ and your blood crosses paths with theirs your body will create antibodies to kill the baby because it will be seen as a foreign object. Also, once those antibodies are in your system, they do not leave, so any future RH+ child you might carry would be at high risk as well. Get the vaccine. It could save your babies life.

~*~Mandy~*~ 2 kids; Salem, Indiana 1027 posts
4th Oct '11

I highly recommend you go check out the RhoGAM Site. It explains everything in great detail.



http://www.rhogam.com/Patient/WhatRhNegativeMeans/Pages/WhatdoseitmeantoRhNegative.aspx

~*~Mandy~*~ 2 kids; Salem, Indiana 1027 posts
4th Oct '11

Annnnnnnnnd... Not to spam you... BUUUUT.... this too :D
Taken from the RhoGAM FAQ page
"Will my unborn baby be harmed by the RhoGAM

Ashley; Kenley's Mommy! 1 child; Wisconsin 15117 posts
4th Oct '11

Its better to get it, I got it at 29 weeks and have had no problems.

Ky's Mama + 1 2 kids; Michigan 1646 posts
4th Oct '11

My insurance company was stupid about it too - I just had to stay on them. I was about to just pay out of pocket, I think it was only $100. Get it.