Originally Posted by sugarbeth
And if blood products scare you, the Rhogam shot is nothing compared to the blood exchanges needed when Rh Disease happens.
Playing the Devil's advocate here, what about the very real but rare danger of ABO incompatibilities?
They are rare, but do happen.
|...I seriously don't get the paranoia about Rhogam.
Having see alot and having friends with livelong, chronic diseases from medical meddling as thyroid cancer from radium boxes applied to the thyroid, routine prenatal X-rays, routine tonsilectomies, DES daughters and sons, routine circumcisions, and other problems that the medical profession is probably
responsible for, but has not yet taken culpablity as autism, prematurity, and other chronic diseases, I am paranoid about any routine intervention given to all persons simply because that is the way it is done. I am out of the age group that would worry personally about Rh, but the fact of the matter is that Rh incompatibility is directly linked to early clamping of the umbilical cord during delivery, which leaves part of the baby's blood in the cord to intermingle with the mother's blood. I would simply recommend the more conservative course which would include late clamping, cord sample testing and a rhogam shot if needed within 72 hours.
In other words, one intervention leads to another, and another...
Women have had late miscarriages due to the 28 week shot, but I doubt doctors have shared that information with the mother who suffers the late term miscarriage. The information is given to the doctor. The 28 week shot protects the next baby the mother has, not the one she is carrying.
|I am an OB nurse and I have had 2 patients with it in the last year (at a hospital that only has about 100 deliveries a year) who had rh sensitization. That's a lot!
Yes, 2% for Rh sensitization is alot. Did they ever receive the Rhogam vaccine? What was their treatment?
Has any one ever asked their doctor about the DU factor?