rhogam shot after D&C

Just found out I have to get a rhogam shot after my d&c next week. Can anyone explain what the shot does? I'm already freaking out about healthy future pregnancies and now I'm even more panicked! :(
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By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Dec 05, 2010
Posted: on Dec 30, 2010
Means u are rh neg. The shot keeps ur body from building up antibodies, which is not prevented will try to kill off ur next baby thinking it's a virus. So, if u don't get it and say ur next pregnancy has a different blood type than u, the ur body will fight off the baby and kill it. So the shot keeps ur body from acting like that. I'm rh neg and have to get one as well, I get one at 26weeks and after each pregnancy. With my daughter I had to have it at 9wks cuz, they tested my blood for spotting and I had to many antibodies. So, that was a good thing my doc thought to do that.
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Nov 08, 2010
Posted: on Dec 30, 2010
So will I need the shot throughout future pregnancies?! I just want a healthy baby!
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Nov 08, 2010
Posted: on Dec 30, 2010
Also, thank you for clearing up!
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Dec 05, 2010
Posted: on Dec 30, 2010
Next time u get pregnant, ur doc will give u the shot at 26-28wks. Unless he feels u should have it earlier in ur pregnancy. Than after u give birth, u will either get another shortly after or 72hrs up to the birth of the baby.
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Dec 05, 2010
Posted: on Dec 30, 2010
Oh and yes. With each and ever pregnancy will u need the shot during and after each pregnancy. They are pretty good at always giving the shot after birth but for any reason they don't, make sure to let then know and make sure u get it no more than 72hrs after the birth of ur baby. They spaced it with my son after his birth and when I got pregnant with my daughter, my body had already built up the antibodies which caused me to keep spotting. Which is why my doc check my antibody levels and discovered they were to high. So he gave it to me at 9wks to stop it and she was born healthy. No problem, it may seem like a hassle but all worth the shot in the butt.....lol
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Dec 05, 2010
Posted: on Dec 30, 2010
I'm so sorry for ur loss. I've never had a miscarriage but, I have had to terminate a pregnancy and it's not easy. I will pray for and much baby dust ur way!
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Oct 03, 2010
Posted: on Dec 30, 2010
I believe they give to you after any abnormal bleed... I got one at 13 weeks right after my CVS & at 16 weeks when I delivered.... They also give you a card to carry in your wallet to show when you had your last shot....
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Oct 31, 2010
Posted: on Dec 30, 2010
They gave me the shot at 8w because they were afraid of me MC. I had no side effects from the shot but it burned a little bit during the injection and probably for about an hour after but just make sure to carry the card with you in your wallet god forbid you need a transfusion in the near future.
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Oct 31, 2010
Posted: on Dec 30, 2010
My blood type is A-.
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Nov 08, 2010
Posted: on Dec 31, 2010
Thank you so much ladies! I feel a lot better now that this is cleared up! Much love and happy new year!!!

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