Mothering Forum banner

1 - 8 of 8 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,555 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I'm looking to expose my children to Chicken Pox. I've also read that getting natural measels, mumps and rubella provide lifelong immunity and aren't difficult to get through, but I'm still deciding on that.<br><br>
Is there anyone in the area who is currently contagious? We'd love to come play! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br><br>
Aven
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,709 Posts
UMmmm. . . OT here, but do you read Robert Jordan by any chance?<br><br>
I'm looking for Pox too, BTW.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,555 Posts
Discussion Starter · #3 ·
I tried reading Robert Jordan. My DH has read the series repeatedly. I got through part of the second book and decided I didn't have the attention span for it. I just thought 'avendesora' was pretty.<br><br>
aven
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,709 Posts
Avendesora is the 'tree of life' from that series.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
684 Posts
Rubella is no longer "native" to the U.S. (meaning all infections in recent years have originated in other countries with someone flying here), so that one might be a bit hard to find. Both measles and mumps are hard to find. If you decide you want to expose them, mumps is better for boys (before puberty), measles for girls.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
320 Posts
I'm feeling unsure about chicken pox now because I just got checked and I'm not immune. I guess I have to get the shot, then look for it for my DS. Sigh.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,555 Posts
Discussion Starter · #7 ·
Oh, that's a good point. Am I being naive assuming I'll be fine just because I had the CP when I was 5? It would suck having all three kids with the CP and me having it again too.<br><br>
Aven
 
1 - 8 of 8 Posts
Top