I am expecting my first next year and find that the issue of vaccinations is by far THE hardest, murkiest one to deal with. No circ was pretty easy (even though I'm of Jewish descent). Natural/homebirth (for me, my circumstances and MWs)-- a little more complicated, but pretty clear on the science/research there.
I just am having the hardest time sorting through all of the various arguments. Some I find easy to dismiss (on both sides), a very few, easy to accept-- but most are much more complicated.
One of the big ones I see come up frequently is "Well, if I lived in a developing country" or "If we traveled overseas a lot," "then I'd probably be more pro-vax." Makes sense to me, as one thing that does ring true for me is weighing the likelihood of getting/"significantly suffering from" a VPD vs. the chances of a significant vaccine reaction.
Well-- here's the thing. We live in the US but plan on traveling back and forth to the Philippines a couple of times a year (DH and/or me) and hopefully taking our DC with us at LEAST once every 1-2 years, staying for 1 week-1 month, maybe even longer.
Anyone in a similar boat? How did it affect your decision? Thanks!