What’s your RhoGAM story?

“I’ve heard too many stories of girls who have this blood type and didn’t get the Rhogam shot after pregnancy and now live in torture. Please educate.”

When a pregnant woman has Rh-negative blood type, her baby could be either Rh-negative or Rh-positive depending on the father. If baby inherits dad’s Rh-positive blood type, mom’s body could develop antibodies against this “foreign invader.”  These antibodies could linger and attack the next pregnancy if that baby is also Rh-positive. RhoGAM® injection is given to mom to prevent these antibodies from forming and attacking a future Rh-positive pregnancy.  RhoGAM must be given in the following situations:

  • After delivery of a Rh-positive baby.
  • Routine prevention of Rh immunization at 26 to 28 weeks of pregnancy.
  • Maternal or fetal bleeding during pregnancy from certain conditions.
  • Actual or threatened pregnancy loss at any stage. MICRhoGAM should be used in Rh-negative women who experience pregnancy loss at or up to 12 weeks of pregnancy.
  • Ectopic pregnancy (pregnancy in which the fertilized egg implants outside the uterus).

RhoGAM or MICRhoGAM may also be used to prevent Rh immunization in Rh-negative patients after the incompatible transfusion of Rh-positive blood or blood products.

Do you know your blood type? What about your partner’s?

Tell us your RhoGAM story!

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