Pregnancy Week 28
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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
- Frequent Urination
- Indigestion or heartburn
- Occasional headaches
- 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.