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post #21 of 24
I think it is healthy for us to wonder, and to keep checking with outbreaks, research, etc. I would be concerned for someone who is 100% certain... beacuse life is uncertain, and it's hard to know for sure.

What helps me is coming back here, and reading more here and elsewhere. My GP's calm support helps. Sometimes I feel very alone with my decision - dh supports it but would vax were it not for me. My other relatives all vax. Many of my AP friends selectively vax. I am still waiting. I may do some vax's when dd is older (like school age), like tetnus and maybe chick pox if she hasn't gotten it yet. But for now, I feel very solid in my decision up to this point.

I think it also helps to have the support of an educated naturopath. My GP is an osteopath, but she could refer me if I needed help treating for something homeopathically, etc. As much as we get frustrated with the medical world, we do need docs (IMO) and having supporting and educated ones is invaluable.
post #22 of 24
I researched until I was blue in the face while pregnant with my first. I still went a head and got his 2 & 4 month shots (prevnar) guess I was still unsure of my decisions. My son reacted to his 2mth shot & I still went ahead with the 4 month series as soon as he got the needle I became 1000% sure of my choices re: vaccines. He hasn't received any vax since & DS2 hasn't been vaxed at all.

Do your research and then come to a decision that is right for you and your family ((hugs))
post #23 of 24
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Originally Posted by danaan View Post
I think it is healthy for us to wonder, and to keep checking with outbreaks, research, etc. I would be concerned for someone who is 100% certain... because life is uncertain, and it's hard to know for sure.
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I get comfortable with my decision when I see our little friend with ASD who's same age as my daughter but developmentally sooo different. When I read articles on immunity and meeting others who don't vax their kids or pets it gives me more courage.

I still get scared, especially when dd eats junk food with grandparents but there are many diseases other than "vaccine preventable" ones
post #24 of 24
Before my daughter was conceived. I had done quite a bit of research, and DH and I talked about this issue pretty early on. I don't believe, though, that feeling comfortable with the decision is a reason or excuse to end your study, either of the vaccines or of the diseases they are supposed to prevent. There is always more to learn, and the more responsibility we take for the decisions in our lives, the greater our duty to understand the issues surrounding them.
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