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non vaccinating moms...........

Posted by on Nov. 9, 2009 at 10:25 PM
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 So I vaccinate my children except for seasonal flu and we didnt do H1N1. I couldnt find past posts with web sites some had posted so I am hoping I can get some websites with helpful information.... my youngest who is 1 is due for shots and after seeing so many vaccination/ non vaccination posts I am lost.

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canterburymom
by on Nov. 9, 2009 at 10:31 PM

Hey i vaccinate my son he's 2 but as for flu or h1n1 not for me or my family ... we have made it this long with out it we are ok we just take precutions & don't get sick!...lol i have never in my life had a flu shot..lol i guess my mom has my same beleifs...lol Good luck & i hope you figure things out any other ?'s message me =) 

amayabrianna
by on Nov. 9, 2009 at 10:36 PM

I vaccinate but here are some links on vaxs.

http://www.ergobabycarrier.com/ask-the-doctor/2007/05/pros-and-cons-of-vaccinating-y

http://www.naturodoc.com/library/children/immunizations.htm

http://altmed.creighton.edu/Vaccination/

These list the pros and cons of vaccinations.

Hope this helps some. Do your own research, don't listen solely on moms here opinions. These websites are nuetral and will help. But don't stop there. Any mom that gives an opinion is going to be biased one way or the other. So make sure you do in depth research and choose from there. Good luck.

meriana
by on Nov. 9, 2009 at 10:42 PM

As the previous posters said, do some research and make your decisions from there.  If you google, vaccinations childhood ingredients, you should find a list of whats in them. There are also many sites listing both sides of the issue.  Good Luck (BTW, I have never had a vax in my life and I don't vax my kids)

CARA2008
by on Nov. 9, 2009 at 10:47 PM


Quoting amayabrianna:

I vaccinate but here are some links on vaxs.

http://www.ergobabycarrier.com/ask-the-doctor/2007/05/pros-and-cons-of-vaccinating-y

http://www.naturodoc.com/library/children/immunizations.htm

http://altmed.creighton.edu/Vaccination/

These list the pros and cons of vaccinations.

Hope this helps some. Do your own research, don't listen solely on moms here opinions. These websites are nuetral and will help. But don't stop there. Any mom that gives an opinion is going to be biased one way or the other. So make sure you do in depth research and choose from there. Good luck.

Thank you! I googled vaccinating and it brought up so much I just didnt even know where to start! My oldest is 10 then 5, 3, and 1 and I have always just trusted the Drs. and I was vaccinated so I just did it. After coming on here and all the controvercy over it I am just torn. My DD has her well baby appt coming up and I am seriously dreading it.

Chick
by on Nov. 9, 2009 at 10:51 PM

We do not vaccinate. It is a very hard decision when vaccinating is all you have known. With my first I did not know any better, like you said you just trusted the doctors.

There are some groups on here that have lots of helpful info with tons of website links.

Knowing the history of diseases and vaccines is very important. You can't learn enough. Many diseases were already on their way out the door when the vaccine was introduced, but we are told the vaccine saved us. So many people believe lies bc we  trust the government.


ETA: Join Choosing not to vaccinate to find lots of recources. Of course you have to look at both sides to make an informed decision, just keep in mind that can take weeks to months and more depending on how much time you invest. I have been learning stuff for over a year and still don't know enough. I have given my almost 1 yr old 1 shot so far, not sure if he is getting any more or not. My dd has not had any since 2 and will not.

WesAndNicksMom
by on Nov. 10, 2009 at 1:46 AM

i vaccinated for all of the important things but everyone gets the flu so i never do those.  i've always been pretty healthy when it comes to things like that and luckily my kids have taken after me :)  i guess just go with what your gut says but i still think it's important to get all of the regular vax's :)


Autumn22
by on Nov. 10, 2009 at 4:32 AM

Here are some questions to answer for yourself in deciding about vax.

1. Name of the disease
2. Description of the disease
3. Length of time from initial infection to end of all symptoms
4. Infectious period
5. Normal symptoms of the disease
6. Known serious consequences of the disease
7. Proportion of persons infected developing serious consequences
8. Transmission route of the disease
9. Prevalence of the disease
10. Treatments of the disease and efficacy of those treatments
11. Relevant research about the disease
12. Name of the vaccine
13. Company that makes the vaccine
14. Contents of the vaccine
14A. The significance of whether or not the vaccine is live
15. History of development of the vaccine
16. Known side-effects of the vaccine and rate of incidence of those side-effects
17. Possible side-effects not yet acknowledged by the vaccine maker
18. Relevant research into the vaccine
19. How effective is the vaccine at preventing the disease?
20.What is the vaccine meant to do? (Many vaccines are not meant to prevent infection or transmission).
21.Number of cases reported each year.
22.Number of deaths reported each year from the vaccine and natural disease.

Here are some sources to help you out:


Vaccines-The Risks, the Benefits, the Choices DVD, By Sherri J. TENPENNY
YOUTUBE: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=7018835240451107552


http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/mmwr_wk.html (download the current issue)
http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/pinkbook/pink-chapters.htm
http://vaers.hhs.gov/pdf/PackageInserts.pdf
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=7018835240451107552&q=
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-6351515212287981735&hl=en
http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/pinkbook/downloads/appendices/G/cases&deaths.pdf

 

I also like www.nvic.org (unbiased - and click on "vaccines and diseases" to study each one) and www.mercola.com (has a lot of info about h1n1 on it at the moment)

isaiahsmomma86
by on Nov. 10, 2009 at 4:43 AM

i vax my baby, i guess i go  by the theory that i was vaxed and okay, i talked to his doctor about it, did  a little research, i just dont think vaxing is bad. we dont do the flu shot, and havent done h1n1 vax and not sure that i will, but his doctor made a good point when i asked about it this visit, she said they've been making vaccines for a long time, they study and study and study flu vaccines and this one isnt any different than any other flu vax. I dont know if we'll get them, but it was a good point!

bellasmom32808
by on Nov. 10, 2009 at 9:33 AM

I too vaccinate, but we skipped the H1N1. I am not even sure if dd was old enough for it, but I didn't think it was tested thoroughly enough due to the epidemic. We did however, get the reg. flu shot.

acissejessica
by on Nov. 10, 2009 at 10:31 AM

go to the CDC website, and www.flu.gov for info on the flu vaccines

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