I got a shot because of mine and my husbands diff. blood types

Mishalyn - posted on 05/28/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )

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The other day i went into the doctors and got a shot because i have negative blood and he has positive blood. Now i have red dots all over my belly, is this normal??

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Desiree - posted on 06/01/2010

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i have got the shot with both of my pregnancys and never got dots... i think u should call the doc. asap

Jessica - posted on 05/31/2010

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The shot is actually to protect the second born child. Because you and your husband have different blood types, your body will create antibodies from the first baby that you carry. If you get pregnant with a second child, the antibodies that were created have a 'chance' of attacking the fetus and causing you to lose it and possibly put yourself in trouble as well. I would call your doctor because you may be having an adverse reaction to the additives in the shot.

Amy - posted on 05/28/2010

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I agree with the reaction right after getting the shots you might want to call the dr's office and inform them.

During my pregnancy I have gotten similar red dots (and other dry itchy skin) even before I got the Rhogam shot. Sometimes that's just part of pregnancy, but if it's a reaction from the Rhogam shot your dr needs to know.

Heidi - posted on 05/28/2010

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Call your doctor!!! It's a Rhogam shot. I have to have this because I also have a negative blood type. It is so the antibodies in your body do not attack your unborn baby. If your baby were to get your blood during pregnancy and/or delivery without this shot, there could be complications. That is how this was explained to me. But for the dots, you should definitely call your doc because it could be an allergic reaction!

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