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DD is partially vaxed. We have not done the MMR and not sure when / if we ever will. Her two-year checkup is next week and I was wondering if she were to have it now could it in any way affect me or the baby? I know very little about this (obviously) and was hoping to have a bit of ammunition to use if her ped starts in on me for not doing the MMR. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rolleyes">:
 

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i dont have any real advice for you. But my gut says I dont think there could be harm to you if she got the vax. I know that when they did the polio vax they say to make sure you wash your hands when you change them because they give them the live virus with that one. But the mmr I am not so sure of. Ijust didnt like that there was veiws to the post but not one person answered. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I am sure someone more wise then myself will respond wish you lots of luck.
 

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I'm sorry I don't know either but you may get more mamas in the "know" at the vaccination board <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
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Neither MMR or the newer Polio vax are live viruses, so I don't think they would pose an immediate threat to you. But, that doesn't help you with your wish to postpone the vaccination, which I totally understand. I finally had to find a new ped over the MMR, because he didn't want to wait past 18 months to do it. He said he didn't know if he would even remember how to treat measles it had been so long since he'd seen them. What kind of argument is that? "I'm incompetent, so please vax?" You're right, they'll try anything to pressure you into it if they feel strongly enough about the issue.<br>
Go over to the vax boards, they'll give you plenty of comebacks for the standard lines the Dr.'s tend to use.<br>
Good luck!<br>
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Actually MMR is a live vax. However, there's no risk of transmission of the attenuated viruses to others. Unlike the live polio vax, the MMR vaccine viruses are not shed in feces.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">Carolyn
 

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Sorry for the bad information, I was going off memory (obviously bad). I have one vaccine book that says that though MMR vaccine shouldn't be given to a pregnant woman, it is safe to be given to children with a pregnant woman in the house. This is from "Vaccinating Your Child", by Sharon Humiston and Cynthia Good.
 

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I asked about it here (in Vax forum) and you can probably search for it.<br><br>
Although I have no right to advise you, I would delay the vax, there are documented cases of mothers picking up Rubella from vaxed kids.<br><br>
We did MMR for ds at 4yo while very early pg. I had the impression that Rubella matters most and I had this as a child, though not mumps and nobody responded to that, there may be not enough data on that. Now I think I was dumb and took a chance...
 

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TY everyone! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"> I will post this on the vax board.
 
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