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Forum: Vaccinations   03-15-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 742
Posted By prosciencemum
It's not something I'd intend to do for sure, but...

It's not something I'd intend to do for sure, but then again I know I've had moments in parenting I'm not particularly proud of, for all we know this Mom is horrified that one of her "moments" is on...
Forum: Vaccinating on Schedule   03-15-2015, 01:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 523
Posted By prosciencemum
There's some good advice about making shots less...

There's some good advice about making shots less stressful here: http://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20453622,00.html

Basically comes down to distraction, and then treating them in some way...
Forum: Vaccinations   03-15-2015, 01:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 452
Posted By prosciencemum
I'm not 40 yet, and I've not had shingles. Hubby...

I'm not 40 yet, and I've not had shingles. Hubby is 40 and hasn't had shingles. Neither of us had varicella vaccine. We both lived with our son with CP recently, so I suppose we got a big immune...
Forum: Vaccinations   03-15-2015, 01:30 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 3,904
Posted By prosciencemum
If you're definition of being ignored is getting...

If you're definition of being ignored is getting no answer in 5 hours (PS. between midnight and 5am in my timezone), so wonder you often feel ignored here….

I did go back to the link and look....
Forum: Vaccinations   03-15-2015, 01:23 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 2,800
Posted By prosciencemum
Here's the new thread just for the record:...

Here's the new thread just for the record: http://www.mothering.com/forum/47-vaccinations/1492770-shingles-people-vaccinated-against-chickenpox.html
Forum: Vaccinations   03-15-2015, 01:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 667
Posted By prosciencemum
Shingles in People Vaccinated against Chickenpox

Can children vaccinated against chicken pox still get shingles? I was wondering this in another thread (this one:...
Forum: Vaccinations   03-15-2015, 01:15 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 2,800
Posted By prosciencemum
Thanks for the link Deborah. Time I looked into...

Thanks for the link Deborah. Time I looked into this more, because I'd been wondering about this. I'll start a new thread on it rather than distract from the OT.

PS. On the OT - I agree the...
Forum: Vaccinations   03-14-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 2,800
Posted By prosciencemum
Do you have a reference for that? I thought it...

Do you have a reference for that? I thought it was unclear.... The vaccine being a much weakened version of the virus does seem to put it into question.

I'm not aware of evidence either way if...
Forum: Vaccinations   03-13-2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 3,904
Posted By prosciencemum
This always seemed like a straw man to me -...

This always seemed like a straw man to me - meaning the suggesting that we should focus on 400k preventable deaths from medical errors rather than the measles outbreak. I argue we should care about...
Forum: Vaccinations   03-12-2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 2,800
Posted By prosciencemum
Not sure why - given this is a natural parenting...

Not sure why - given this is a natural parenting forum. Making a choice to vaccinate doesn't mean rejecting everything ever suggested about natural remedies. Some actually have evidence to support...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   03-12-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 556
Posted By prosciencemum
I'm so happy to hear you found that helpful. :)

I'm so happy to hear you found that helpful. :)
Forum: Vaccinations   03-12-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 2,800
Posted By prosciencemum
Gosh I didn't expect this reaction. I'm not quite...

Gosh I didn't expect this reaction. I'm not quite sure why my intentions matter, but since many people have asked - I posted to add information to the debate on risk benefit analysis for vaccination...
Forum: Vaccinations   03-11-2015, 11:47 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 2,800
Posted By prosciencemum
Baby Dies after catching Chicken Pox from his older brother

Incredibly rare, but here's a really sad story about a baby dying after catching chicken pox from his older brother.
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Forum: Vaccinations   03-11-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 4,969
Posted By prosciencemum
Popcorn causes cancer you know! ;)

Popcorn causes cancer you know! ;)
Forum: Vaccinations   03-11-2015, 12:31 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 3,633
Posted By prosciencemum
I *so* agree with this. I've spent years...

I *so* agree with this.

I've spent years engaging with this debate on MDC, and it hasn't convinced me there's any good evidence that vaccines are not effective, or that vaccines (on the schedule...
Forum: Vaccinations   03-11-2015, 12:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 539
Posted By prosciencemum
My children are vaxed on schedule (a mix of the...

My children are vaxed on schedule (a mix of the US and UK schedule from where we moved) and it was completely fine. We had the odd fever following vaccine, and sore arms on occasion, but nothing...
Forum: Vaccinations   03-11-2015, 12:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 510
Posted By prosciencemum
Me too. Glad to have an example of what I've been...

Me too. Glad to have an example of what I've been trying to point out for ages - academic freedom and integrity means that scientist do question everything.

This make (to me) the fact they've...
Forum: Vaccinations   03-11-2015, 12:17 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 4,969
Posted By prosciencemum
I don't think this calling out of teacozy is...

I don't think this calling out of teacozy is actually helpful to the discussion - particularly as you seem to be ignoring ss834's input… is it about having a discussion or irritating teacozy here?...
Forum: Vaccinations   03-11-2015, 12:15 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 4,969
Posted By prosciencemum
Since it incubates without symptoms for several...

Since it incubates without symptoms for several days (7-21 according to this: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/yellowbook/2014/chapter-3-infectious-diseases-related-to-travel/measles-rubeola) he likely...
Forum: Vaccinations   03-11-2015, 12:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 900
Posted By prosciencemum
I have a great deal of respect for Paul Offit as...

I have a great deal of respect for Paul Offit as a medical doctor and researcher, and someone whose work on the rotavirus may well have saved the lives of many many children.

However I do not...
Forum: Vaccinations   03-09-2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 3,633
Posted By prosciencemum
:lol :clap :laugh :bow

:lol
:clap
:laugh
:bow
Forum: Vaccinating on Schedule   03-08-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 356
Posted By prosciencemum
Aargh and the link is apparently impossible to...

Aargh and the link is apparently impossible to post on my iPad!
Forum: Vaccinating on Schedule   03-08-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 356
Posted By prosciencemum
Here's another story of someone explaining their...

Here's another story of someone explaining their journey from vaccine skeptic to provax.
Forum: Vaccinating on Schedule   03-08-2015, 12:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 252
Posted By prosciencemum
Here's the link...

Here's the link http://www.mothering.com/forum/373-selective-delayed-vaccination/1371337-tactics-keeping-cool-heated-debates.html

Note that it is in S&D so we shouldn't be posting there.

Ps. I...
Forum: Vaccinating on Schedule   03-08-2015, 12:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 252
Posted By prosciencemum
Tips for keeping the provax debate respectful on MDC

I've been really impressed lately by some of the provax posters on then main board really keeping the debate calm and posting factually their viewpoints, and the reasons they arrived at them in...
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