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I'm sort of feeling dumb about this...I've never posted on this board.<br><br>
We haven't vaxed, don't plan to obviously. No one has ever plagued me about it, but honestly I don't think I could attack anyone with an argument if I needed to. My kids stay at home, not going to public school, etc....but for the sake of explaining myself I feel like I'm not well enough educated <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag">:.<br><br>
Where do you start? I mean I know why I don't vax...because it just doesn't seem right to inject oursleves with poison. Maybe I'm rambling here but I feel like I should be better informed. I read up on things, but I feel like I don't know enough about things you can catch if NOT vaxed to handle if something happend. Although I don't know how much you can prepare yourself....<br><br>
Anyhow, taking DD to her 9 month next week and feeling like it's just a big waste. I mean, I like knowing how tall she is and how much she weighs, etc....but I am just wondering if it is really necessary to take them anymore?! I can see once a year because I think it's good to know a ped incase I need something, but every 2 or 3 months just seems so pointless.<br><br>
Ok enough from me <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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We never did WBV at all <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug"> DD has never seen an MD.<br><br>
-Angela
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/ROTFLMAO.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rotflmao"> OMG me too! My kiddo isn't vaxed and I'm also not sure why. I've read and read here, but honestly I can't figure out what is accurate information vs. paranoia and conspiracy theory. And on the pro vax side I can't figure out what is accurate vs. profit driven propaganda.<br><br>
I'm totally confused. Babydaddy wants to vax, but he is less informed than I. And that is quite the feat. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Not extremely educated either, but I feel in my gut that the risk of the vaxes outweighs the risk of the VPD's. I also feel very strongly that if we would have vaxed my son, he'd be suffering from some sort of autism...I just know it.<br><br>
SO that's what we go with. I have been in a few situations where I felt the need to explain why we don't vax and I basically countered with questions. 1. do you know what's in the vax's? have you researched the ingredients and can you prove the safety of these vaccines? 2. do you know there are programs out there to compensate victims of vaccinations? If vaxes are so "safe," why is this?
 

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yes ditto to all of the above. i had to check and make sure i didn't start this thread, as your comments are my sentiments exactly!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">)<br><br>
i'm so glad i'm not alone. i really wish i was educated in this area so i could explain my decision, as well as thought provoke others about what vaccinations really are.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/ROTFLMAO.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rotflmao"> OMG me too! My kiddo isn't vaxed and I'm also not sure why. I've read and read here, but honestly I can't figure out what is accurate information vs. paranoia and conspiracy theory. And on the pro vax side I can't figure out what is accurate vs. profit driven propaganda.<br><br>
I'm totally confused. Babydaddy wants to vax, but he is less informed than I. And that is quite the feat. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"></div>
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This is SO me. I feel like if someone asked me I'd say something like..."lots of people get Measles who are vaxed...uh...what else..." <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"><br><br>
Maybe that's good enough <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug"> I just feel like maybe I SHOULD have it totally confirmed in my head.
 

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wbv's are not required. if you don't feel like going, don't go. if you have a tape measure and a scale at home, you can get your dd's height and weight very easily without taking her in. unless you have other concerns or question, you can skip the visit.<br><br>
we've seen our ped 3 times, dd is 15 months old and at our last visit (at 9 months), he said to bring dd in "some time around her 2nd birthday, just to check in" and sent us along our merry way.<br><br>
imo, NOT vaxing should be the default position, instead of the way it is which is the other way around. that's always been <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:to me, EVERYONE should be selectively vaxed...in the grand scheme of things i am a selective vaxer after all...it's just that i've selected NONE of them.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">wbv's are not required. if you don't feel like going, don't go. if you have a tape measure and a scale at home, you can get your dd's height and weight very easily without taking her in. unless you have other concerns or question, you can skip the visit.<br><br>
we've seen our ped 3 times, dd is 15 months old and at our last visit (at 9 months), he said to bring dd in "some time around her 2nd birthday, just to check in" and sent us along our merry way.<br><br>
imo, NOT vaxing should be the default position, instead of the way it is which is the other way around. that's always been <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:to me, EVERYONE should be selectively vaxed...in the grand scheme of things i am a selective vaxer after all...it's just that i've selected NONE of them.</div>
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Yes I totally agree. I like our ped....but I'm like why the heck do I even do this? Hubby has to get home late the next day cause he stays home most the day (I'm not dragging two kids), and I have to make a meal the day before for DS while I'm gone...seems totally lame to me!<br><br>
I think it's just a habbit to make the appt and go....I'm canceling this one for 9 months and just going to bring her in maybe after a year old.
 

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I am starting to read and research deeper but only because it's interesting to me--not because it will affect my decision. My decision to not vax is already made.<br><br>
I agree that not vaxing should be the default. Common sense tells me it's more dangerous to inject my baby with foreign toxic chemicals and laboratory-grown viruses and bacteria than let her be exposed to natural ones.<br><br>
Too bad I didn't have this common sense 3 1/2 years ago<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">: <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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When I tell people, I usually say that the CDC even admits that there are more cases of vax reactions than vax preventable disease.<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">Decreases in Disease Risks<br>
Today, vaccine-preventable diseases are at or near record<br>
lows. By virtue of their absence, these diseases are no longer<br>
reminders of the benefits of vaccination. At the same time,<br>
approximately 15,000 cases of adverse events following<br>
vaccination are reported in the United States each year<br>
(these include both true adverse reactions and events that<br>
occur coincidentally after vaccination). This number exceeds<br>
the current reported incidence of vaccine-preventable<br>
childhood diseases. As a result, parents and providers in the<br>
United States are more likely to know someone who has<br>
experienced an adverse event following immunization than<br>
they are to know someone who has experienced a reportable<br>
vaccine-preventable disease. Thus, the success of vaccination<br>
has led to increased public attention on health risks<br>
associated with vaccines.</td>
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From here -- <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/nip/publications/pink/safety.pdf" target="_blank">http://www.cdc.gov/nip/publications/pink/safety.pdf</a>
 
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