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Hi, I could really use some help from anyone who has some good resources.
I'm expecting my 1st baby in October, and I had planned to do do delayed/selective vax. My DP had no problems with that, agreed with the points that I made, assumed I did my research, and all was fine.
Well, yesterday he was talking to a friend who makes most people on MDC look like the least crunchy people alive. The friend was asking questions about the pregnancy and the baby and when they asked him about the vax thing he told them my feelings, and also said that I was having a hard time finding a doctor I liked even though I've interviewed several.
The friend got a look of horror on his face and said that he would NEVER vax his children and that vaccinations are 100% bad (he also advised us against seeing a doctor at all) He told my DP that vaccinations are the main cause of SIDS (an issue close to our hearts, we lost a family member last year) He gave my DP an article to bring home for me to read. DP came home visually concerned and upset, for someone to pull the SIDS card brought up alot of emotions I know he has been trying to work through.
Anway, I read the article, which was printed in 1994 in an alternative lifestyles magazine, with a perfectly open mind. I don't have my mind 100% made up on the VAX situation and am totally willing to do more reading and reevaluate our plans and options. Unfortunatly, with the exception of a few valid points that I was already aware of and one new piece of information I found logical and helpful, most of the 6page article was BS. I was laughing out loud through a lot of it.
I told DP that unfortunatly the article wasn't very helpful to me, but that I could tell he was truely concerned about it, and I know that many very intelligent people decide not to VAX their children, so there must be more information available that I just haven't gotten my hands on yet. I promised him I would put more time into researching the whole subject.
I'm 34 weeks pregnant. I work 50 hours a week. I have a to-do list 6 pages long. I'm begging you to help me save time by pointing me in the direction of some good research/articles/books on the subject, or even just your personal feelings. The idea of digging through the internet & library from scratch sounds so time consuming.
Thanks in advance, I'm a new poster to this forum but I know how willing everyone on MDC is usually to share research.
Edited to add: Either way, the baby won't be getting any vax during the first year, so I'm really looking for things that justify not EVER doing vax
Mom to Jackson, b. January 2006
and Cassandra, b. October 2011
Livin' Laughin' Lovin' - Just Me and Sammers, my homebirthin' little girl.