If you are RH negative, and your husband is RH positive, there is a possibility
your child could be RH positive. This can cause you to become Rh sensitized. You could
make antibodies that circulate inside your system that don't harm you, but attack
the blood of your RH positive baby. This can cause hemolytic disease of the newborn.
It can also make your baby very anemic before birth.
If you are RH negative, in your 28th week, your doctor will most like administer a shot of
RhoGAM. RhoGAM is a product that is made from human blood. It will prevent sensitization
before delivery. RhoGAM will also be given to you within 72 hours of birth if your baby is
RH positive. If your baby is RH negative, you will not need the second RhoGAM shot.
This is also the time when you may be asked to have the glucose-tolerance testing
done. You will have some blood drawn, then will be asked to drink some very sweet
cola type liquid. Then, in an hour, you will have blood drawn again. This test is the
indicator for gestational diabetes.
SYMPTOMS YOU MAY EXPERIENCE
Breast Changes, tenderness, fullness, darkening of the areola
Indigestion or heartburn
Stretch Marks (cocoa butter can help with these)
Round ligament pains
Your baby is now fully formed. If she were born now,
she would have a good chance of survival, even though
her systems would still be very immature. She weighs
about 2.4 pounds and about 15.25 inches long.
Disclaimer - Each pregnancy, expectant mother, and unborn child is different. Your pregnancy may not progress the same as the information found here. The information here is based on the average pregnancy. It's not meant to be a replacement for any advice your may receive from your doctor. If you have any concerns about your pregnancy, we advise you to contact your doctor.