I am amazed when I read accounts from those of you with older kids that were never vaccinated. I was a very young mom when my now-teenagers were small, and though I did ask questions, I was easily cowed into compliance by doctors and nurses. I was not very confident, and embarrassed by my age and lack of education... I didn't really protest until we were to submit to the chicken pox vaccine, then when I was told that my kids had to have these shots or they couldn't go to school I didn't realize it was possible to be exempted.
Anyway, it was cp that made me start thinking critically about vaccines, and later, reports about guardasil (after DD1 had had two doses). i began to suspect that DD1's illnesses and other behavioral issues may be vaccine damage, and when i looked back at her shot record the timing supported my suspicions. But it wasn't until I found out we were expecting DS that I revisited the issue and really began sifting through the available information. I still have so much to learn, but I'm less inclined than ever to trust pro vaccine sources.
Just wondering how others began to ask these questions, too.