for all the info on this thread.
I am not a fan of routine
28w rhogam, and I'm a huge fan of Wickham's book.
With that said, I wanted to point out that not
receiving rhogam during your pregnancy can affect your current baby. Sensitization can occur at any point during pregnancy, most likely ift is after some kind of trauma--a bleed, a blow to the abdomen, but Wickman also points out other ways that a microbleed might
happen---after doppler/ultrasound use for example. Now if these things happen early on in the pregnancy, it could compromise the baby. It is rare, of course, but it can happen. The reason it is given at 28w, is 2fold, 1)it lasts about 12w bringing you up to birth, and 2)most cases of sensitization occur after 28w. This is part of the reason why, after a lot of soul-searching, I received rhogam (mercury-free) at 20w after I started bleeding from a low-lying placenta. I also want more children, so for me it sealed the deal,
Of course, this does not matter to our-veggie-baby, b/c her hubby is neg anyway :LOL