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How Drs talk to us about vaccines.

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I do not vaccinate, however I do see the value in vaccines in some cases. Some might say that I am "open minded". However, when we have "the talk" with doctors about it, it just goes in one ear and out the other as I smile and nod because of the way they talk about it. They don't present pros and cons. They don't acknowledge my concerns. Last time we had a similar talk was with our allergy doctor. He was trying to convince me to get the flu shot for my kids "Because the flu is highly fatal in kids and can cause strep pneumonia which is fatal in 24 hours." Oh so you're pulling the dead baby card? Allow me to go over my shopping list in my head while you blabber on.

post #2 of 7

That definitely bothers me too. If any doctor presented it all realistically and actually addressed the fact that there ARE risks and the ingredients ARE toxins and there IS a lot we don't understand about the immune system and their efficacy is NOT perfect or even good in some cases, it would be easier to hear that side. As it is, the only thing I ever get is, "Your baby WILL get the most severe form of all of these illnesses as soon as you walk out of my office if you don't vaccinate your baby now."

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Exactly!

post #4 of 7

I still sort of shake my head at the conversation I recently had with my children's dr.. 

 

I basically explained my concern with vaccinating was about the ingredients, the toxins and how I didn't want them in my kid bodies. Her response was along the lines of: " Well all the toxins are in our enviroment anyway and are already going to get into their bodies, so the toxins might as well go in where there can be a medical benefit at the same time" .. She was serious, I kind of wanted to laugh but I just smiled and didn't say anything.. 

 

Seems a little looney to me, and in my mind  - I really go out of my way to keep ALL those toxins out of my kids bodies, so no, dr, they are not getting in anyway because I don't let my kids roll around in mud laced with mercury, aluminum and formahyde and fetal tissue.. though I don't have alot of control about our carpet, the air etc etc....   

post #5 of 7

I've heard that argument before. "Well, there are toxins everywhere." So I should be okay with just injecting my infant with more? How does that even make sense? This wasn't a doctor, at least, but someone who supposedly has a doctorate in immunology.

 

That said, the same person responded to my saying that there have been no studies on the safety of vaccines in pregnant women by saying (and yes, I'm serious): "Of course there are no studies - that would be unethical." 

 

Which, yes... but she was also advocating that vaccines are totally safe for pregnant women despite the fact that there have been no studies done and we have absolutely no idea what crosses the placenta and what doesn't and how it affects an unborn baby. So I guess it's unethical to do the studies, but it is ethical to just tell pregnant women it's safe and inject them anyway. headscratch.gif

post #6 of 7

Threads like these make me so grateful for the doctor we have! Granted DD is only a few months old but when I told him we aren't vaccinating he just said. "Honestly I didn't want to vaccinate my kids either but the more I looked into it and weighed it over I decided it was worth it. All I'm going to say to you about it is just get the shots... but ultimately you're her mom so I can't tell you what to do."

 

I've been kicking around seeing a pedi in the office just to meet one but don't want to ruin my good luck lol.

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Which, yes... but she was also advocating that vaccines are totally safe for pregnant women despite the fact that there have been no studies done and we have absolutely no idea what crosses the placenta and what doesn't and how it affects an unborn baby. So I guess it's unethical to do the studies, but it is ethical to just tell pregnant women it's safe and inject them anyway. headscratch.gif

lol.

 

I completely agree. I can buy the unethical thing, I just can't buy the recommending or pushing it with lack of solid evidence.  

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