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Registered: 09-16-2007
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Mon, 07-21-2008 - 7:35am

I am a first time mother and i feel very overwhelmed with all of the information out there on vaccinations.

FTM - Baby Boy Born May 26,2008

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Registered: 12-14-2005
Mon, 07-21-2008 - 11:11am

Hi Amanda_Liz,

There are three boards on iVillage dealing with vaccines which you might want to visit - read the posts and archives.

1) Vaccine Debate board which you have posted on
2) Vaccine Support board (no debate allowed) for those who choose vaccination: http://messageboards.ivillage.com/iv-ppvaccines
3) Non-Vaccine Support board (no debate allowed either) for those who choose not to vaccinate: http://messageboards.ivillage.com/iv-ppnonvaccine

Perhaps you could post what some of the concerns are from your reading and we'll do our best to address them.

Welcome to the board.






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Registered: 06-05-2008
Mon, 07-21-2008 - 11:51am
I was in the same position when my first born was due for his 2 mos shots. My husband and I decided to wait til we researched further. Glad we did! Based on my research since then, we are still 100% unvaccinated and totally healthy. That's my advice - wait til you've had a chance to research further and make an informed decision.
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Registered: 09-16-2007
Mon, 07-21-2008 - 4:27pm

The topic that I am most worried about right now is research that links vaccinations to SIDS.

FTM - Baby Boy Born May 26,2008

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Registered: 12-14-2005
Mon, 07-21-2008 - 4:53pm

Here is a back and forth debate you can read:

http://www.pnc.com.au/~cafmr/coulter/vacc-deb.html

And some other reading:

http://www.vran.org/vaccines/sids/sids-yazbak.htm






iVillage Member
Registered: 06-05-2008
Mon, 07-21-2008 - 4:54pm
Read the book: Vaccination: 100 Years of Orthodox Research shows that Vaccines Represent a Medical Assault on the Immune System by Viera Scheibner Ph.D.
She noted an increase in SIDS following DTP shots. Her research was on the whole cell rather than the acellular used today.
So, to answer your question, YES!
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Registered: 12-14-2005
Mon, 07-21-2008 - 5:03pm

Another:

“In 1975, when Japan stopped vaccinating children under the age of 2 years dramatic improvements in their infant mortality occurred. Japan’s place in the world scale of infant mortality went from 17, a poor position, to number 1, the best performance... Between 1970 and 1974, 37 infant deaths occurred after DPT vaccination in Japan and because of this the doctors in one prefecture boycotted the vaccination. Consequently, the Japanese Government stopped DPT vaccination for 2 months in 1975, and, when vaccination was resumed, the vaccination age was lifted to 2 years. With this change in government policy the entity of sudden death almost disappeared from vaccine injury compensation claims (only 2 deaths were subject of vaccine injury compensation claims in the 2-year olds compared with 37 in younger children). In the late ‘80s, Japanese parents were given the choice to start vaccinating at earlier ages again and most, ignorant of what had gone on before, chose starting at 3 months of age. The rate of SIDS in Japan has since returned to high levels.” (Quoted from p53, ‘Cry of the Heart’ by Marc Sircus Ac., OMD. http://www.trans4mind.com/Cry_of_the_Heart.pdf






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Registered: 12-14-2005
Mon, 07-21-2008 - 5:21pm
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Registered: 10-18-2007
Mon, 07-21-2008 - 5:59pm

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iVillage Member
Registered: 09-16-2007
Mon, 07-21-2008 - 7:23pm

that was the point i was trying to make.

FTM - Baby Boy Born May 26,2008

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-18-2007
Mon, 07-21-2008 - 7:53pm

DPT.


Yeah, you just get the company line of benefits outweighing risk and that the chance of a reaction are "small".

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