RH Negative mom's/High risk Pregnancies.

Andrea - posted on 04/06/2010 ( 36 moms have responded )

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I'm Rh Negative, and just love those extra shots I have to get :) Anyone else out there with High risk pregnancies?

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Meaghan - posted on 04/09/2010

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I am Rh-, but not highrisk. My hubby got his blood typed this week and we'll get the results at our next appt. I hope hope hope he's Rh- as well but if not, Rhogam it is for me. I am 30 weeks, therefore I'm late for the first Rhogam shot if I do end up needing it but my doc tells me that is not a problem. Anybody else get their shot late?

Charlene - posted on 09/12/2012

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hey this is my pregnancy and i found out that i am ab- and that i had to get shots i got one last month but i was never told how ofthen i am sapose to get it i looked it up on google and every web page i look at tells me something different and i am worried can someone help me with this

Jessica - posted on 04/07/2010

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Hey im RH negative, ive had both the shots now, i had to have them at 28weeks and 34weeks, in the arm or thigh. I'm not classed as High Risk, even with the light bleeding i had at about 14 weeks....



im due in 4 weeks, with a lil boy. we are naming him Seth Jeremy...



whens everyone else due?

Lesley - posted on 03/19/2014

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Hi, my name is Lesley Reyes..I am RH Negative blood type. and gave birth to a Stillbirth at 34 weeks. Though I made sure I got the rhogam shot on time (28 weeks) , I went ahead and got it not knowing much about it. Now I'm reading that it can cause neuralogical effects on your baby. And can weaken your immune system. Has any one had to have the shot as well? I'm worried now. My Dr. told me it was perfectly safe and there would not be any side effects. Now I don't know what to think.

Kathyn - posted on 01/04/2013

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I am actually a mother of four. Only problem I ever had was placenta acreta at 19 with my second son and was to young to realize I came really close to dying. Lost 5 & 1/2 pints of blood in less than half an hour after delivery. OBGYN saved my life and my uterus. Oh, and an ectopic pregnancy that ruptured. That aside, I really need some reassurance that my daughter is going to be fine. I'm pretty much a mess. She had a miscarriage that broke her heart about two years ago. That's when we found out she is AB-. She is now at 28-29 weeks with my grandson. I'm worried enough for me, her and everyone else in the family. Should she be seeing a specialist? What are risks?

God Bless and Prayers to all Thank you

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Deb - posted on 04/13/2014

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I live in canada and being Rh- doesn't put you in a high risk pregnancy over here....only time it's becomes high risk is when,like in my case, baby and mothers blood mix and the baby is Rh+.....I had my shots with my son,in my arm, the shot did not prevent me from devolving Antibody D, when our blood mixed, when I gave birth. My son was healthy thank god, but am now high risk with my current pregnancy do to Effects Rh disease my have on this baby....(blood transfusion in the womb may be needed with this pregnancy )

Annette - posted on 03/22/2014

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Im a high risk. i have IC, i found out in my last pregnancy. I never make it full term but i get close with a lot of shots and Ivs with hospital visits. I am currently 15 weeks about about to start HydroxyProgesterone shots. I am already experiencing contractions and have my cervix checked every 3-4 weeks. Going to be a LONG summer it looks like!

Katie - posted on 03/19/2014

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I'm ab negative and all 3 of my kids came back b negative I had rhogam durning my pregnancy and after my pregnancy with all my kids my son was born with hemolytic disease and I have alpha thalassemia not sure if any of it is related

Sharmadigan - posted on 12/05/2013

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I am wanting to have a second child. I am A negitive it is true you are at more risk tje second time to misscarry??

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Im also negative and had to have the jabs. If your baby is negative as well then you will need another one when they are born. Luckily my daughter was also negative so got away with the extra jab

Erika - posted on 09/18/2013

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I'm also an RH negative pregnant woman! It sucks because I already had a miscarriage and this pregnancy is high risk as well! Thank god I made it to my third trimester, but with my other baby I barely made it to my third month! I have gotten the Rogan shot 4 times already with this pregnancy! Those shots hurt :/ but they're worth it! I was told that I have to get the Rogan shot before getting pregnant, while being pregnant and after giving birth! I have to go to the doctor every 2 weeks to check that my blood levels are just fine and if they're not then I get the shot again! I'm 30 weeks now and all the pain that I been going through is all worth it :) ♥

Tiffany_gass - posted on 09/17/2013

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rh negative pep. u need it at least once before birth. then if the baby doesn't have your blood type then youll need it again.

Wendy - posted on 09/16/2013

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I was just wondering I am rh negative and only 23 weeks pregnant if I was to go into labor before I get my first shot what would happen. Would they hurry and give it to me and it would work the same or would me or the baby have serious issues?

Barb - posted on 02/11/2012

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I am RH negtive. Rh negative it is high risk I wasn't told? I also wasn't actually told what rh negtive was and had to look it up and was freaked when I found out.

Ahyatt - posted on 01/23/2012

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I will be five months this saturday. and i am Rh-negative I am a high risk pregnancy i was just in the Emergancy Room and I had to get the shot its not that bad just have to be extra careful i havent got my boyfriend blood checked yet but by the looks of it his blood is not RH-negative but evything is fine no need to worry.. That will only add problems act as if your not Rh-negative and healthy as a horse =) and yes the shots are just great!

Jessica - posted on 04/10/2010

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I was talking to my midwife and she informed me that you need the shot twice during pregnancy at 28weeks and 34weeks and then again after the baby is born if it is of RH+... although that just might be where im from...

Good luck with the babies, ladies.

Teresa - posted on 04/09/2010

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im rh negative and i was just told by my doctor that you now have to get needle during the pregnancy instead of after like i did with my first child! man are we human pin cushins or what??

SPRING - posted on 04/09/2010

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Went through this whole thing high risk, heperin injections, and rogham shot....I delever nex week, YOULL BE FINE, Just do what you got to , and listen to the doc!

Camisha - posted on 04/08/2010

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Im high risk im having lots of protein in my urine, high blood pressure, and I see my Ob every week and high risk 2 x's a week for ultrasounds and Non stress test. I will be so glad to have my baby! good luck

Thea - posted on 04/08/2010

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i hate rhogam :(( makes me nashious every time i have to get it but oh well its for a great cause :)

Cheryl - posted on 04/08/2010

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you can't change your Rh status, it's a protein in your blood that is unique for you. You've heard of A, B, O, and AB blood types right? For each there is a RH positive and negative attached as well. Just like eye color, hair color, etc, when your genes that specify your blood type mix with your partner's genes and make a new gene set in your child, the blood can be different that yours. The mother's blood and baby's blood intermingle through the placenta during pregnancy, usually not a problem but at birth there can be mixing that would cause problems for future pregnancys so they give two (atleast my doctor does two) shots: one at around 26-30 weeks (whenever your appointment falls) and one after birth. Then if by some chance the blood mingles and if you get pregnant again later in life, your body's immune system which is flowing in the blood will not attack the new baby as a foreign being and try to expell it from your body. Hope that clears it up...

I am in Michigan also and unless it's something new, you are not classified as high risk just becuase you are Rh negative and partner is positive. But I have been classified high risk on my last two pregnancys due to the other thing I mentioned so if it is new, I probably just didn't notice becuase I'm already high risk.

Puja - posted on 04/08/2010

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i was passing tho and saw this and i like knowing a little about everything and was woundering what Rh negative means or what it is?

Danyella - posted on 04/07/2010

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I'm high risk b/c I'm pregnant w/ triplets. I also have an irritable uterus and take Rx to keep the contractions to a minimum. I am seeing my group of Dr's anywhere from once a week to every 2 weeks. I'm on bedrest and my cervix is starting to open up, so I will probably see the doctor weekly & probably be admitted to the hospital.

User - posted on 04/07/2010

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I am Rh negative and had to have them shots too, dont know whether it means your at higher risk, but in 3 years ive lost 3 babies and had polyhydramnios with my last pregnancy , he was born with feeding problems which we are still looking into and dont know whether all of these contribute... its just a waiting game now..

Joanne - posted on 04/07/2010

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I am RH neg and with my first the placenta started to fail because of this at 32 wks, my daughter was born at 38 wks by emerg c-sec and everything was fine (a little small at 5lb). But she was always going to be small (we are not tall people) she was always on the 25%. Now with my 2nd (32wks) am being watched carefully seeing an ob at every app instead of just a midwife, have also been diagnosed with GD but everything is fine so far all growth is normal (on the 50%). Can't help being a bit paranoid though.

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You must have misunderstood me. I am (and have always been) RH neg. I'm well aware that your blood type doesn't change, haha. My daughter is RH positive as is my husband. We don't know yet whether this baby is negative or positive.

Krysta - posted on 04/07/2010

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i am alittle. i had a miscarriage last year,so my doctor is watching me and the baby closely. oh yeah gotta love getting those shots all the time! haha it sucks but im so used to getting them tho.

Kat - posted on 04/07/2010

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Rh Negative is if your a negative blood group. This becomes an issue when you fall pregnant & your partner is the opposite blood group to you. I am in Australia so because I am - & my Hubby is + I have two shots before birth 28weeks & 36 weeks, plus one after the birth if they confirm bub is + like his/her Daddy. If baby bleeds or the chord bleeds for whatever reason & gets into my blood stream then my body could decide to reject this foreign thing (being the baby). It really is more of a risk for the following pregnancy though. I am pregnant 2nd time round & have had to have a shot earlier due to some bleeding around 14weeks. They have always given the shot to me in my thigh & it doesn't hurt.
If both you & hubby are a negative or positive blood type then this is never an issue. On your next visit can you find out why they deem this to be a High Risk pregnancy?? This is interesting I think.... It's a very common thing.

Andrea - posted on 04/07/2010

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Yeah I haven't ever received my shots in the butt either lol... And I know where I come from (Michigan) It IS infact considered High risk pregnancy. & Idk How you change from RH neg to RH pos. But I was informed once you're RH Neg. you're always going to be RH Neg. in any preg. It's something in YOUR blood, not the fathers.

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I don't know if there is something about your case that makes it different but I'm RH neg and it doesn't make me high-risk. I'm 23 weeks along with my second babe. My first baby was RH positive and I only had to get 2 shots. One at about 32 weeks and one after she was born. My doctor says it will be the same this time. In my understanding unless/until there is blood to blood contact between mother and babe it doesn't become an issue, like if you've had bleeding or a previous miscarriage for example. I could be misinformed though. Also, I got my shots in the arm not the butt... anyone else? In any case good luck with everything!

Andrea - posted on 04/06/2010

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Yeah I'm on my 2nd pregnancy and they told me it'd get worse the more children I had.
I'm worried b/c I do not have insurance yet, for another month, and I was told as soon as I even thought I was pregnant again to go to the DR. and get my Rhogam shot. I've only known for a week or so & I'm only 6 weeks, but I just hope nothing happens within the next month :) Babies are a gift from God, and should be treated like so :)

Cheryl - posted on 04/06/2010

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I am Rh Negative and just love those shots in the butt!!! But that shouldn't put you into a high risk category unless there are other factors. Like I am MFTHR+ which is a vit B metabolizing disorder and puts me at greater risk for blood clots. So we have a Level 2 ultrasound at 20 weeks and they do lots of extra blood work checking all my enzyme, hormones and vitamin levels at varies times. Next trip is the usual Quad screen.

Kat - posted on 04/06/2010

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Hi, I am RH Negative & also high risk for Down Syndrome. I am only 26w3d & have already had some contractions & a show. It's all a challenge but I'm still excited all the same. This is my #2.

Nina - posted on 04/06/2010

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I am :(
I delievered my daughter at 25 weeks back in 2004, havent been pregnant since. I was active duty, and if you are not familiar with it when you see a doc you pretty much see a different one each visit. Well at the end of the pregnancy they determind an incompetant cervix for the reason or going so early. Tho I was not treated for that, I was just treated as pre term labor. This time around I see the high risk specialist every 3 (for now) and my ob every 3 weeks. High risk doc thinks (I am civilian now and in a different state so not the same doc) that I delievered so early bc of a smaller cervix (its only a 27) and bc of kidney issues... so we shall see, supposed to be due Sept 22nd, my ob says the goal is at least, August 25th... good luck to you all !!!

Karen - posted on 04/06/2010

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hi i am having a high risk pregnancy (my placenta isnt working properly) so i have to get a scan every 4 weeks

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