... I was extremely healthy before and during my pregnancy and had one shot of RhoGAM during pregnancy and one shot of RhoGAM after delivery. My child is now 8.5 months and it seems as though my immune system is completely shot. I seem to catch everything and anything I'm close to despite all the hand washing and vitamin taking and it seems to take a whole lot longer for me to get over an illness than before I was pregnant. I was 31 when I had my baby, should my immune system be this bad eight months after labor? Is RhoGAM the cause?
28 May 2013
No, Rho Gam shouldnt weaken your immune system but the stress of caring for a baby can. When you have a child under a year old, you dont get enough sleep, any sleep you do get is often interrupted. Many women with small babies and children dont eat properly because they are too busy trying to keep up with their children. It is just plain stressful to have a little one. Stress will affect your immune system quicker than anything. Taking vitamins can help but vitamins are no match for a good healthy diet. Rest when you need to. Instead of doing massive house cleaning when the baby is down, take a small nap yourself. Your body is just telling you that you are doing too much. See your Dr just to be sure there is no underlying illness like anemia or hypothyroid etc.
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