Rh Incompatable

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nhb - August 30

I am wondering where the RhoGAM is administered while pregnant--I'm almost 29 weeks, and I know I have to get it at my appointment this afternoon, since I already know I'm RH negative. And I remember that after I had my first son, I got it in the hip . . . anyone had this shot, and know where it's administered? Thanks for the help.

 

Erin - August 30

Hi nhb! I had RhoGAM 2 times (mmm... maybe three... don't remember after birth). Both times that I remember, it was given in my hip. But, I've heard other girls say they got it different places. Sometimes the nurse administering it will even ask where you want it. I liked the hip shot. Congrats on your pg!!

 

N - August 30

with my first pregnancy at 28wks i got it in the sholder.. i had one at 10 weeks with this one and it was also in the sholder. I don't remember getting it after my son was born (but i know i did).. i go tomorrow to get another one.. i hope this one is in the sholder too.

 

Erin - August 30

LOL N!

 

ca__sie - September 8

I have heard different things about where they give it to you at. I dont like needles at all.. which is sad. lol. depending on the size of the needle i cant decided if the arm or hip would be better.. i heard it hurt bad by some people and hurt way less than a poison ivy shot in the hip. i go in 2 weeks to get it and i am so scared...

 

Lisa - September 8

What is this shot for?

 

Lisa - September 8

Can anyone tell me what this shot is for? Thanks!

 

N - September 8

i just wanted to post that i had my rhogam (or win-rho) shot on the 31st, and i actually got it in the arm.. i guess you'd call it the elbow pit, where they usually take blood from.. that was a first, but it made it alot more tolerable.

 

N - September 8

oh ya, and to answer the question of what this shot is: it's for when the mother has a negative blood type. 75% of the population has a positive blood type, so your chances of having a rH + baby is very good.. rH+ blood has what looks like little hairs on it, which the mother's negative (or no hairs) does not recognize as her own, and therefore tries to kill off.. Usually with the first baby, there is little risk of blood mixing and little risk to the baby, but a shot is given to protect future children. The shot itself is like an anti-rejection drug, which stops the mother's body from producing antibodies (which is what tries to kill the baby).. much like what they give a transplant patient. I hope this helps.

 

Sniffling from a cold today :) - September 8

Lisa, RH factor is a term referring to blood. People are either RH positive or negative. Simply put, if you're negative, but your unborn baby is positive, you can have complications, because your body naturally wants to reject the baby. Thus, if women are found to be negative, and especially if the DH is known to be positive (meaning baby could be positive) special shots can be administered to prevent the woman's body from "attacking" or "rejecting" the baby. Do a google search to find out more...I'm not too knowledgeable in the area; just know the basics! :)

 

Lisa - September 8

Oh...okay. Thanks, I was wondering and I thought may be I am missing out on something I should be having. But, I guess since I have O+ I don't really have to worry about it...thanks for the responses!

 

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