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Forum: Vaccinations   03-08-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 878
Posted By Good Enough Mum
Sorry I haven't replied to this before now – have...

Sorry I haven't replied to this before now – have been pretty busy, so took a bit of time off from the forums.


What I meant here by 'anti-vaccine agenda' is a fundamental distrust of vaccines...
Forum: Vaccinations   02-10-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 661
Posted By Good Enough Mum
Hi, littlebear: I was replying to Samaxtic's...

Hi, littlebear:

I was replying to Samaxtic's post about rotavirus vaccine, which is taken orally and not injected, so it was a correct comparison.

(Must get to bed now, so can't reply to other...
Forum: Vaccinations   02-10-2015, 02:09 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 878
Posted By Good Enough Mum
Mendelsohn graduated from medical school in 1951!...

Mendelsohn graduated from medical school in 1951! I wouldn't take his account as evidence of what a medical school course is like today. :) But in this case I think he's correct - I don't remember...
Forum: Vaccinations   02-10-2015, 09:55 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 661
Posted By Good Enough Mum
What struck me about this was that it was the...

What struck me about this was that it was the only documented example this author could come up with of a case where a vaccine virus had been transmitted. (He claims in the post that the NVIC...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   02-07-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 536
Posted By Good Enough Mum
Valerie: Meningitis can affect anyone. The germ...

Valerie: Meningitis can affect anyone. The germ can also be deadly without invading the spinal cord, as it can also cause severe sepsis (I've seen a healthy child die from this in the time it took me...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   02-07-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 536
Posted By Good Enough Mum
Replying to Turquesa (for some reason I can't...

Replying to Turquesa (for some reason I can't quote your post):

Did I miss forum guidelines? I looked to see whether there would be a problem with me posting here, but all I could find was the bit...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   02-07-2015, 09:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 536
Posted By Good Enough Mum
Wow - that's a tough one, and I see your dilemma....

Wow - that's a tough one, and I see your dilemma. Have you spoken to him about your concerns? What does he say?



But it isn't! I find this claim kind of ironic, because this one is, as far as...
Forum: Vaccinations   01-26-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,024
Posted By Good Enough Mum
Huh? I wasn't trying to ask a question; I was...

Huh? I wasn't trying to ask a question; I was trying to answer your question. You were originally asking why a mother shouldn't get vaccines for her baby every time she takes him to the doctor, and I...
Forum: September 2015 Due Date Club   01-25-2015, 02:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 147
Posted By Good Enough Mum
I looked at your past posts, and you said your DD...

I looked at your past posts, and you said your DD is 20 months now and will be 27 months by the time you have your baby. That can actually be a pretty big difference in terms of how well she can...
Forum: Vaccinations   01-25-2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,024
Posted By Good Enough Mum
But you weren't just talking about getting one...

But you weren't just talking about getting one extra - you were talking about a mother getting her child every possible vaccine at every well-child visit. Don't you have quite a lot of those in the...
Forum: September 2015 Due Date Club   01-25-2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 147
Posted By Good Enough Mum
Do the hospital not offer the option of leaving...

Do the hospital not offer the option of leaving after four hours? Have you asked them?
Forum: Vaccinations   01-25-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,024
Posted By Good Enough Mum
Of course not. Driving in the car isn't...

Of course not. Driving in the car isn't completely safe, eating peanut butter isn't completely safe, bedsharing isn't completely safe, walking down the road isn't completely safe. Nor are vaccines....
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   01-25-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 704
Posted By Good Enough Mum
What is it that worries you?

What is it that worries you?
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   01-25-2015, 03:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 536
Posted By Good Enough Mum
Hi, Bonnie! So what was your question - whether...

Hi, Bonnie! So what was your question - whether to get the MMR for your child?

With the amount of research that's now been done on the subject, I'd say that if there was one thing we've clearly...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   01-25-2015, 03:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 536
Posted By Good Enough Mum
Meningitis is horrendous - I would definitely...

Meningitis is horrendous - I would definitely recommend getting the Men C jab. Do they have the Men B in the USA? If so, I'd get that as well.

The H. influenzae is less of a problem at this age...
Forum: Vaccinations   01-25-2015, 03:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 545
Posted By Good Enough Mum
That's a misunderstanding of how evolution works....

That's a misunderstanding of how evolution works. Bacteria don't 'want' to survive - they don't want anything - but even if they were capable of consciously wanting something then that wouldn't...
Forum: Vaccinations   01-24-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 130
Posted By Good Enough Mum
I work in the NHS. As I understand it, when there...

I work in the NHS. As I understand it, when there are concerns about possible allergy it's possible to have your vaccines in a hospital setting and wait there for two hours so that you can get...
Forum: Breastfeeding   12-24-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 226
Posted By Good Enough Mum
I suspect that what happened (especially since...

I suspect that what happened (especially since you say she's pumping as well as breastfeeding, which can be shatteringly exhausting) is that it came out in the therapy session that she is having a...
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   11-22-2014, 01:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 319
Posted By Good Enough Mum
Since the evidence on potential harm of antenatal...

Since the evidence on potential harm of antenatal ultrasound is all theoretical (or at least was at the time of my pregnancies some years back - I don't know whether anything new is out since then,...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   11-20-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 401
Posted By Good Enough Mum
Can't speak for the OP, but I do know research...

Can't speak for the OP, but I do know research has shown that bedsharing with a baby and older child simultaneously has been linked with increased SIDS risk for the baby, so it's understandable if...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-09-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,737
Posted By Good Enough Mum
OK, the only problem I have with this (and I do...

OK, the only problem I have with this (and I do think you make some good points) is that we shouldn't even be needing to think in terms of 'mothers' additional obligations', or 'women needing to come...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-09-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,737
Posted By Good Enough Mum
Interesting debate. I think a great deal depends...

Interesting debate. I think a great deal depends on whether we're looking at AP as it was originally conceived by Sears, or as it's evolved since then.


Sears, of course, was a working man who...
Forum: Potty Learning   08-08-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,938
Posted By Good Enough Mum
It's a horses-for-courses thing. My husband found...

It's a horses-for-courses thing. My husband found some pants that were sold as helping children night-train but were basically glorified extra-sturdy disposable pull-ups, which were completely wasted...
Forum: Potty Learning   08-08-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,938
Posted By Good Enough Mum
This was the situation I was in with my daughter...

This was the situation I was in with my daughter at about this age, and what I did was... nothing. I was in absolutely no rush to face the hassle of getting up and changing wet beds at night, so I...
Forum: VBAC   06-21-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,321
Posted By Good Enough Mum
Have you got a source for that? I'm sure the...

Have you got a source for that? I'm sure the figures I've read are 1 in 300 for VBAC and almost nonexistent for non-VBAC.
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