What is the RhoGAM injection?
RhoGAM (Anti-D Immune Globulin) is an injection for all Rh-negative, antibody negative, obstetrical patients.
When is it given? At 28 weeks gestation during pregnancy. Following a miscarriage. After significant vaginal bleeding.
Why is it given? Because it prevents Rh incompatibility disease in the newborn and in all pregnancies after. (I.E. If the mother’s blood type is negative and the baby’s is positive, Rhogam is given to protect Mom, baby, and any future babies).
RhoGAM may also be given: Following an abortion (termination of pregnancy), D & C, ectopic pregnancy, molar pregnancy, after an amniocentesis).