Originally Posted by KLM99
Thank you for sharing your story. This is what concerns me. Now I realize that your story involves your mother, who may or may not be old enough to have not had a measles shot. But it has implications for the future. What happens when immunity from measles vaccine wears off and women get pregnant without knowing they are no longer immune and then they get the measles? This is exactly what bothers me about vaccines (well one of the many things). If we were all just allowed to get measles as children and thus be immune for life, we wouldn't have to be nearly as worried about this happening.
I just got off the phone with my mom to get the facts straight.
It was her second time having measles when she was pregnant with me. Then they gave her the "shot" [her words, didn't think to ask if it was MMR] when I was born.
She had it 4 times in her life so far.
The first time when she was 3.
2nd time was she was carrying me.
The third time in her thirties.
The forth time I was 11 yrs old and had to take care of her. She couldn't move. Her whole body cramped so badly in the bathtub, freaked me out - she could not move. I had to fetch neighbors to help me because I thought I wasn't going to be able to get her out of the bath tub. I drained the bathtub before getting help tho, don't worry. The neighbors took her to the hospital.
So, from her testimony, each time she had the measles, the worse it was.
And she is completely immuned to the shot.
I never had them tho I was exposed at least two times, a third time if you count the pregnancy.
I never had the chicken pox either and I'm not vaxed. I was exposed to that many times too, trying to get it.
There is a connection, if the offspring who was exposed to the measles in utero they're born immuned to chicken pox.
Where I read that, no idea. So, I could be mistaken. But I'm pretty sure its legit.