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post #21 of 27
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Originally Posted by nursingmommaof2 View Post





Do you want to clarify this?



What is not clear - please be more specific.  

 

K.

 

 

post #22 of 27

You don't want you child to get contagious and serious VPDs, but you won't vaccinate. You don't see the disconnect? 

post #23 of 27

There is no disconnect.  

 

If you are really interested in knowing what I think about vaccines and VPD's feel free to go through my threads.

 

I went through yours and have come to the conclusion you are mostly a pot stirrer.   If I have read you wrong and you are just a noob, my apologies. 

 

Kathy

 

 

 

 

 

 


Edited by purslaine - 7/26/11 at 12:09pm
post #24 of 27
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Originally Posted by Lisa1970 View Post

In my baby book, it described measles and mumps as innoculous. 


That's an odd description.

 

CDC says if we stopped doing measles vax, we could expect 2.7 MILLION MEASLES DEATHS PER YEAR globally.  

 

I don't consider that innocuous.  Maybe your book defined things differently.  

 

post #25 of 27

I think she was talking about a baby book as in a scrapbook-type book that a parent fills out.  I think what she was getting at, was that when she was a baby, measles was a lot more common and considered a typical childhood disease.

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That's an odd description.

 

CDC says if we stopped doing measles vax, we could expect 2.7 MILLION MEASLES DEATHS PER YEAR globally.  

 

I don't consider that innocuous.  Maybe your book defined things differently.  

 



 

post #26 of 27

I guess I am confused, because I really thought that most non-vaxers, delayed and selective vaxers, wanted their kids to get the "childhood illnesses" as children and develop natural immunity.  Avoiding them when you kids are young raises the frightening spectre of adults getting these illnesses, or worse still, pregnant women...  measles and rubella, in particular, are a terrifying prospect during pregnancy. 

post #27 of 27
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I guess I am confused, because I really thought that most non-vaxers, delayed and selective vaxers, wanted their kids to get the "childhood illnesses" as children and develop natural immunity.  Avoiding them when you kids are young raises the frightening spectre of adults getting these illnesses, or worse still, pregnant women...  measles and rubella, in particular, are a terrifying prospect during pregnancy. 



I think it depends on the disease.  I would like my kids to have CP, rubella and mumps in childhood.  The diseases can have nasty repercussions in pregant women and sre less fun as adults.

 

Diptheria and tetanus - not at all!

 

Pertussis?  I do not want them to get it at all - but outside of infancy I do not think it is all that dangerous.  It is not fun, however.

 

Measles is a gray zone for me.  I would prefer they do not get it at all.  Some people differ and it is discussed a lot.  Thankfully, with the current stats in the part of the world I live in, it is not a major concern for me.  I am sure someone is going to come on and say "but that is because others vax!".  Simply because I do not want my kids to get a disease does not mean I am Ok with vaxxing.  That is too simplistic a view for a complicated issue.

 

I will look up if measles is dangerous in pregnancy - CP and rubella is thrown around but measles rarely is.

 

Edited to add:  measles may cause miscarriage or premature labour but not birth defects.  http://www.whattoexpect.com/pregnancy/pregnancy-health/complications/measles.aspx


Edited by purslaine - 7/29/11 at 12:20pm
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