RHNeg moms I have a question! Please read.

Ariel - posted on 07/12/2013 ( 7 moms have responded )

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Hi! New to this page. I am RH negative and husband is A+.
I did not give my babies vaccines but I did take the RH negative (rhogam.) which I wish I would have actually done my research but my babies are healthy so I'm not beating myself up as much as I should.
Anyways,I am planning to have another baby(babies.) and being RHnegative,I'm actually doing my research now.(wish I would have done it then,but I was young and didn't think about it.) I've read online that I can refuse the shot but have it before 72 hours after birth or I can deliver the baby with placenta and then cut baby off and be okay.


Now,I'm curious to know what other choices I have. Since I've already had the shots would it be okay to refuse it?Should I deliver the baby with the placenta? Or have you ever delivered the baby(cut off placenta and then delivered the placenta.) not take the rhogam and the next babies be okay? What have you personally done? I know I should probably ask my dr then,but I'd like your story(ies.)

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Joan - posted on 09/19/2016

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You should not refuse the dose. Rhogam does not contain thimerasol. Do some research on HDFN and see if you would like your future babies to suffer. Listen to your doctor.

Ariel - posted on 07/14/2013

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I plan to discuss it with my OB(when the time comes,which will be in a year or so from now.) and I'm not making my choice just yet. I am curious about what other women,who are non vaccine moms,chose to do and what happened after.
I have enough time to think about it,make my choice but in that time I want to keep researching my choices. As far as I know(I just started looking into it about 3-4 days ago.) the choices I have are 1)take shot during and after pregnancy.(which I don't want to do and is why I'm researching this topic.) 2)deliver baby WITHOUT cutting placenta off/wait till placenta is no longer pulsing. Or do as you said 3) deliver baby and take the rhogam shot before the 72 hour(if baby is a +.)

Mary - posted on 07/14/2013

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Well, I do think it's essential that you discuss this with your OB thoroughly. I wouldn't make this decision just based on things I read on the internet. If you become pregnant again, and that baby is determined to be RH+ within that 72 hour window after birth, it does seem a bit foolish to not have the rhogam after delivery if you think you may have any future pregnancies.

Ariel - posted on 07/13/2013

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And what I meant by "basically like using a vaccine with aborted fetus." I mean that it's not really any different. It's still part of another human.

Ariel - posted on 07/13/2013

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Everything I've read since I started looking into it talks about the thermisol(spelling?) /mercury and that it is made with donor antibodies.(It's basically like using a vaccine that contains aborted fetus.)
I've also read that it only reduces the risk 1-2%. And the side affects list.

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