Really Need info

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Registered: 10-08-2003
Really Need info
Mon, 04-13-2009 - 4:00pm
Hi there, I want to find a good place to research both sides of the debate. I have a friend who has two kids that were vaccinated and are now regressive autistic and two kids that weren't vaccinated and are completely fine. And I wasn't ever completely vaccinated, managed to live through the measles. I'm 4 1/2 months pregnant and trying to make a plan to tell my doctor before the baby is taken out of me and poked with 16 needles.
I'm sorry to say but I feel very ignorant on the matter and I would like to be able to make a informed decision one way or another.
And is there a possibility to only vaccinate partially? And what all does the delayed schedule involve?
Sorry to ask so many questions but I'm so lost and I don't want to harm my baby.
Thanks so much for your help.
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Registered: 07-17-2005
Tue, 04-21-2009 - 10:54pm

My days of being intimated by doctors came to an end slowly. I had one argue with me about the rate of autism. I had one scare me silly over the freaking Tetanus shot (of all shots). I had a nurse tell me my child would die with Chickenpox. I had one doctor tell me that she doesn't give her kids the Hep B. I had one tell me that the reason they give the Hep B so young is because parents are slack about bringing older kids in for vaccines...a shot for a sexually transmitted disease given at birth instead of at 5 when the kid is entering school - DUH!

They rely on a parent's fear. They use numbers from hundreds of years ago and in underdeveloped countries - the parents don't question them. They are doctors, they are the all-knowing!

(After all - they've been trained using pharma-approved textbooks!)