Scared. 30 weeks and just found out im RH Sensitized

Sarah - posted on 04/20/2010 ( 10 moms have responded )

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2 weeks ago i wasnt allowed to get my rhogam shot which i knew i needed (i'm o- blood,my fiancee is a+) and was sent for more bloodwork and told to go home and not worry and wait for someone to contact me. i tried to find some answers myself and was told i had to wait until someone contacted me. When i went to my obgyn yesterday she wasnt informed i had more bloodwork and was not allowed the shot. When she looked into it it turned out i was labeled RH Sensitized and my blood was sent for further testing outside the province. I did my research on it and now im frightened to death. Can anyone help me? i'm frightened to death my body has developed enough antibodies to start killing my baby

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Teresa - posted on 09/12/2012

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I am 32 weeks pregnant and just found out as well that I am RH sensitized...I am not sure if everyone is understanding correctly that if you are RH sensitized that means your blood has already mixed with your baby's blood and because you're sensitized that means your baby is a positive blood type...They denied you the shot because in this case the shot does nothing. The rhogam shot is there to help prevent being sensitized but, once sensitized its done.



You will more than likely receive lots of blood work to determine how severe baby has been affected.

Julie - posted on 04/24/2010

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I AM 0- AND JUST HAD MY 4TH BABY 3 WEEKS AGO I WAS BORN IN ENGLAND AND MOVED TO CANADA 6 YEARS AGO IN ENGLAD YOU DONT GET YOUR RHOGAM SHOT TILL AFTER YOU HAVE YOUR BABY MY HUSBAND IS ALSO A+ AND WE HAVE HAD 2 O- CHILDREN AND 2A+ CHILDREN IF THIS IS YOUR FIRST CHILD YOU DONT HAVE TO BE COVED UNTILL AFTER THE BIRTH AND IF NOT YOU WILL OF HAD THIS SHOT BEFORE SO YOU WILL BE COVED UNLESS YOU HAVE A BLEED YOU WILL BE FINE AM SURE THE YOU DONT DEVELOPE ANTITDODIES UNLESS YOU BLEED HOPE EVERYTHING IS OK GOOD LUCK .
JULIE

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Lunaddict - posted on 05/22/2010

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I am a- and my hubby is ab+ and I am 32 weeks with my third child, I have gotten the rhogam shot after each of my other children was born, never during the pregnancy and I got it atleast a week after the birth, I wasnt even aware that you could get the shot during the pregnancy. I have never had complications and all my children where and will be born at home with a midwife. Don't be afraid or stressed out, these things work out

Sweet - posted on 05/21/2010

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I get the shot, i have one daughter that i am raising, and 3 boys that I gave up for adoption years ago...(unprepared among other reasons) anyway, I get the shot, have for years, with ALL of my babies. My children are all healthy and fine. You have nothing to worry about, If you have questions or start worrying a lot ask your OB Dr More Questions. But honestly, you'll be ok. This is a common health issue that the doctors deal with everyday.

Jane - posted on 05/21/2010

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just talk directly to your doctor and have her give you the shot. you should be fine. i have to get them too.

Candice - posted on 04/27/2010

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im 0- and when i had my daughter they gave me a shot of anti-D just ask the doctor....it will be ok dont stress ok love....trust me u'll be just fine :)

Sarah - posted on 04/22/2010

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This is my second pregnancy, i have a 3 and a half year old. i went for the shot was denyed it had bloodwork sent off and it came back i was rh sensitized. I had my rhogam at 28 weeks and after birth with my son and went to get it at 28 weeks with this one but was not allowed. My family dr told me im rh sensitized and so did my obgyn

Natalie - posted on 04/21/2010

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That is really weird. I'm a- and my hubby is a+ and i'm on my 3rd pregnancy and had to have it with each at 28 weeks and then again after birth b/c they both turned out to be the same blood type as their Dad.
So if you're negative you need to have it.
Since this is your first pregnancy there's nothing to worry about BUT if you want more children you need to have that shot. At birth your blood and the baby's blood comes in contact and that's when your body will start building anti-bodies. If you then get prego again your body will reject that next baby,
Please talk to your doctor b/c this sounds really fishy to me. If they still tell you the same thing ask for a 2nd or 3rd opinion!

Liz - posted on 04/21/2010

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With my first pregnancy with my twins, I didn't even know anything about the rhogam shot so I ended up getting it I think at 29 or 30 weeks pregnant. The kids ended up being fine. The biggest thing about the antibodies is blood contact, if I remember right from what I looked up. I believe that without that blood contact you'll be fine, but if you're concerned about it I would speak with your ob and see what she has to say about it. I had to get extra blood work done last time too to see what strength of shot I'd need and what not, perhaps that is what they are testing for.



This time around, I'll be 28 weeks next week, hopefully I won't have that same problem.

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