Any one else having anti-d injection at 28 weeks?

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  1. Lalababy2010

    Lalababy2010 Well-Known Member

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    Hi ladies, I only received my blood group results last week thanks to the step in midwife on behalf of my midwife! She's useless! Lol.. But anyways I have recess negative blood group, so I have to have the anti d injection.. I'm quite worried about it though, as I am not quite sure what to expect, my mum is the exact blood group as me though, and she was telling me what she had done through her pregnancies, but that was 18 years ago, so I guess things have probably changed by now. My sister is also negative, and with her 3 boys there were born positive and her 2 girls were negative..
    So is anyone else in the same position as me? Xx
     
  2. Yazz_n_bump

    Yazz_n_bump Me, Fiancé & Jack! :)

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    Yes I had it done at 24 weeks. Nothing to worry about at all. :) They either inject in your arm or bum (as it's the fleshy bit of your body). It's just for caution really, nothing to panic about.
     
  3. Lettym

    Lettym Well-Known Member

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    Yes I'm getting the shot at 28 weeks as well. I also got it at 17 weeks because your also supposed to get if if you lose any blood such as spotting. I was only spotting due to a uti. Last time I got it in the arm but this time I'm getting it in the butt!!! Lol how embarrassing. I've heard of alot of women getting this shot so I don't think you have Nothing to worry about as I'm fine After the 17 week injection. I'm o negative blood. It's supposed to protect future pregnancies from miscarrying. I haven't read too much into it but it's something like that.
     
  4. someoldgirl

    someoldgirl Well-Known Member

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    As others have said, really straight forward and nothing to worry about. I had one early on in preg due to a bleed and one at 28 weeks. The first in my bum and second in my arm.
    What are your concerns? There is quite a lot of info on this now and it's really nothing to worry about. xx
     
  5. MissRoxie

    MissRoxie Well-Known Member

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    Also Rhesus neg and had mine done at 28 weeks, was fine got mine done top of my arm wasn't painful just when mw injected it into my muscle, my muscle tensed up but if you just relax its fine.. Doesn't take long and then you have to wait 20 mins after just incase you are sick or it has any affect on you. If you are ok they let you go home. My arm felt a bit dead and weak for an hour or two but no problems with it! HTH :flower:
     
  6. Lalababy2010

    Lalababy2010 Well-Known Member

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    Ohright, I am o negative too :) and u was just concerened if there was anything wrong that could happen if your negative blood group. And this is my first pregnancy so it's all very new too me. I had spotting at 7 weeks and had scan all was good, and at 14 weeks had my bloods done, when I went to midwife when she got my results back she didn't get my blood group, and I guess she must have forgotten about it as she never mentioned anything at my following appointment at 24 weeks. But I had midwife last Thursday at 27 weeks, and it was a stand in midwife and rang the hospital to get my results, and then booked me straight in for an injection. I found her much more helpful then my midwife, my midwife don't seem to be bothered lol.. So maybe if she chased my blood group results alot more earlier then this might have been my second injection instead of my first! Thanks for all the advice though, it's made me feel alot better that I'm not the only one :D xx
     
  7. someoldgirl

    someoldgirl Well-Known Member

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    The injection is to stop you having any problems due to being rhesus neg so it's a good thing.
    My mum is O- too but they didn't have the injection for it back then. I was worried when they told me so did lots of reading into it but it's all good! :) x
     
  8. kanga

    kanga Mummy Wummy

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    Me too. I've had the shot before. They have to put it in a muscle so it hurts more than some shots. It tends to go in your arm xxxxx
     
  9. Sisburger

    Sisburger Pregnant 36 weeks

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    I had the injection a few weeks ago when I was 28 weeks. Again it's nothing to worry about, I had it in the bum too, nice and fleshy!!!! The midwife and docs all recommend you have it as a precaution and I say they know best!!! XX
     
  10. mummy1985

    mummy1985 Mum of 2

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    I've just come back from the hospital where I had mine, it did hurt but only for a minute and I'm fine now! It's pretty standard from what I can gather and if your baby is negative too then you won't need anymore injections for this pregnancy unless you have a bleed.
     
  11. Chellepot

    Chellepot Mummy to 1 and baking No2

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    I had mine at 28 weeks. Its nothing to worry about, just have it in your non dominant arm as it did make my arm dead for a couple of days. :)
     
  12. KS1977

    KS1977 Well-Known Member

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    I have to have mine next week on Tuesday. It is to stop yours and baby's blood crossing over. It is ok as nothing happens if you have one baby, but in future pregnancies it will cause probs if you dont have the jab as your body could reject baby if you have a rhesus positive baby. There is a sticky link on one of the forums (cant remember which one) but that tells you more about it. Google it too. It's no big deal if you have it done...One of those things. x
     
  13. chelseaharvey

    chelseaharvey Well-Known Member

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    I had mine done on Monday i am RH Negative & rember having it done with my son when pregnant

    Had it in my bum both times with him, Monday i had it in my arm. It stings like mad though (its the soloution) got to have it again at 36 weeks
     
  14. rtracey80

    rtracey80 My fiance Tony and my son

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    i have mine on the 10th feb. not sure what to expect as i have heard that it hurts alot, but from reading this thread it has helped put my mind at ease a little.
     
  15. pumpkim

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    I had mine at 28 weeks when I had my bloods done, she took the blood then then gave me the anti d intravenously down the same tube. It seems I'm the only person to have it this way rather than in a muscle but the midwife said that's how they always do it at my hospital :shrug:
    I didn't feel a thing :thumbup:
     
  16. Lalababy2010

    Lalababy2010 Well-Known Member

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    I have mine done 9th feb and I'll be having my bloods done too, say they might do the same as what the hospital done to you! :) I'm not that good with needles, but I can handle them to a certain extent lol x
     
  17. Hazfoz

    Hazfoz Well-Known Member

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    I had my 1st on monday and get another 1 at 34 weeks, it stung slightly for a few minutes after she done it then felt fine, although the next day it felt as though I had a big bruise on my arm if I touched it, but couldn't feel it otherwise.
    we get it because if the baby has positive blood it can cause complications if it mixes with ours, especially O rh neg. Not sure how it affects A rh neg though!
     
  18. jamiet77

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    i got my first anti d on tuesday, i hate injections im such a big wimp when it comes to them, and my midwife said its a real stinger which makes me feel even more worried, i have to have mine in my bum, although i dont see why when lots of you had in your arm, embarressment and pain cant wait lol x
     
  19. Hazfoz

    Hazfoz Well-Known Member

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    I had this injection at 28wks and 34wks and also inbetween due to a bleed, i had it in my arm the 1st time and it was sore for the next couple of days but i had the other 2 in the top of my leg and apart from a little sting as it went in I never felt it again afterwards!
    Not very good of your midwife not to have checked your results though.
     
  20. 24/7

    24/7 Mummy to Sam & Abigail

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    I had mine a few weeks ago, didn't hurt when I had the injection, and not even a sore arm afterwards. xx
     

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