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
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.
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+
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.
Had to have it wth both of my boys. Never had a problem with it.
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-.
Is their a reason the insurance company isn't wanting to cover the shot?
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.
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.
I highly recommend you go check out the RhoGAM Site. It explains everything in great detail.
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Taken from the RhoGAM FAQ page
"Will my unborn baby be harmed by the RhoGAM
Its better to get it, I got it at 29 weeks and have had no problems.