Question -what should we do - MMR?

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Question -what should we do - MMR?
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Fri, 02-20-2009 - 11:29am

Our pediatrican has told me that we can wait as long as I like to give our DD

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Registered: 07-17-2005
Fri, 02-27-2009 - 7:30pm

I'm not quite sure if I've been among Minorityview anywhere except IV but trust me, I'm not among one of the *smart* ones, lol. I've learned a great deal from Shmedley, Tash, Minority and Critical. But thanks for the compliment :) I think I just appear to have confidence because I'm so convinced of the truth. When I had the opportunity to spend time with current day children who were diagnosed with Autism (severe) that was when I knew that the "mental retardation" from the 70's simply got a new name. I began to look into it more and became increasingly convinced that its vaccines, it's clear as a bell from where I stand today. Like most people, I didn't realize how many parents out there had the same, almost identical testimonies, i.e. "he/she began to change right after vaccination".

Actually, when I first got started *lightly* looking into it, it was the early 90's and I still had dialup. A friend checked out books for me at Emory University which would lead me to look up what I read on the web, since I didn't understand a thing I was reading. Back then, when you did a search you didn't have to wade through hundreds of pro-vaccine documents like you do today. There were no parents groups or places like IVillage back then...well there was - but you didn't run across them often because there were so few.

I came into it from a slightly different prospective. Our family doctor and University doctors (my brother participated in some studies where the scientist would observe the kids for studies) discussed the vaccine causation freely. I grew up with the knowledge that vaccines can cause permanent injury. And I still had so little confidence in my understanding of those medical books/articles that I vaccinated my own son in 2002. I think it's thanks to outlets such as this one that people can gain the confidence to stand up to their doctors. Of course, some women are such woosies (myself included) at times that some will never gain that confidence. They vaccinate and hold their breath and hope it turns out okay :( . Those are usually the ones who get so overwhelmed with the information that they just throw in the towel and figure the doctor knows best. At least in my case, that's how it happened.

I'll never forget the day I vaccinated my firstborn with the MMR. My instincts were telling me no, and I trusted the doctor who convinced me to finally give it to him...over fears that he may never have children if he gets mumps!

I want women everywhere to know that they should trust that mommy-instinct! It is hard when a doctor is breathing down your neck and you don't have confidence in what you've learned. Learn it well, read it often and repeat - that is how you gain the confidence.

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Registered: 07-17-2005
Fri, 02-27-2009 - 7:34pm
And to boost your confidence --- confront a few doctors who have no answers and cannot prove you wrong. After a few times it's not hard to realize that they (most of them) are all limited to what they learned in med-school.

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