Originally Posted by MaybeSparrowMaybe
we've pretty much talked (DH and i) that we will not vax our DD who is 3 months old. ive read a lot online, its not so much about the autism theories, but moreso that i have some autoimmune issues, and i dont want to mess with her immune system.
im also facing some debate from my mom who is an RN, so i understand she would have a medical view and be pro vax.
also, do i need to bring DD to the Dr for a check up? i know you usually do it when you get the vax done but if you dont then what?
im concerned about her not being vaxed and going to daycare when shes 13 months, when i have to go back to work. i also am toying with the idea of partially vacinating against the bacterial ones, like DPT, and i also wonder about the tetanus and meningitus. those are the two that freak me out..
sigh. its such a hard decision just looking for some advice/help.support ?!thanks!
no worries mama, we'll try and help you figure it out. My sil is an rn, very different perspective, although shes a cloth diapering, breastfeeding, anti-circ, baby wearing mum, theres always a little variety among the med field. Many say the "well baby" visits are just for vax, and I agree. Unless you have concerns about your babies weight or a cold worsening or general health, thats when you can pop to the doc's, but honestly, after 11 months of my own well-baby visits, its just going to be more confrontation and debate each time. Your babe is still a weeone so, just sit on it for now, I know your worried about daycare but mama's have lots of resources for information on here, so spent some time reading and see how you feel.
I found with alot of the bacterial diseases, especially meningitis, its presented as "your baby gets meningitis, your baby will die" its NOT the case, The best way i know how to explain to people is its like cancer, as in its not a death sentence. There are many stages to the disease, and symptoms worsen and present themselves over the severity of the illness. There are way to pick out the illness and treat them, its not a automatic death.
The best thing is too stay strong, make your own choice for your baby, dont let someone else decide for you. Nearly all the population around is pro-vax, its a pro-vax medical field, pro-vax goverment, Ive realized you have to build a tough shell and be firm on your decision and know your keeping your chlld healthy and toxin-free, you build that shell by your own research, keep on readin'