"Umm... I think you really missed the point."
No Pers, I did not miss your point. I got your point. Surely, doing the hokey pokey can not be blamed for miscarriages. I simply did not appreciate your comparison, although I know you were just using hokey pokey as a silly example. As if to dismiss the thousands of concerned women who question the safety of the vaccine. Your comparison was the same type of humor as this: "Silly women who have lost your babies, the shot cannot be to blame! Why, if we blame the shot, we can blame miscarriages on just about anything, like doing the hokey pokey or watching too much tv! See how silly it all is?"
When dealing with stories of loss, using humor is not the best choice! To dismiss the anecdotes of women who believe their losses were caused by a drug, well, what can I say? It is a grave concern, and I guess I'm the only one who disliked your "lighthearted, harmless" comparison.
I almsot never dismiss an individuals story. If you said you genuinely believed the vax contributed to your miscarriage - I would believe you.
However, there is another part of my brain ( a more mathy side, perhaps) that would want to see numbers on a wider scale before saying flu vaccines causes miscarriage. If miscarriage rates did not rise since the advent of vaccinating pregnant women, the vaccine probably is not responsible for miscarriage. That does not mean any individuals story is untrue, it simply means the data does not show vaccines cause miscarriage.
I do not dismiss anecdotal evidence outright (that is another post!)- but ancedotal evidence has more validity when it is backed up by some numbers.