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chasityw[GDS] 3 kids; Glen Allen, Virginia 3879 posts
23rd Sep '08
Quoting Maverick's Mom {{BBC}}:
Jawbreaker 1 child; Florida 9684 posts
23rd Sep '08

Kellie! Great sticky.
I'll share my story here:
I have family with Asperger's and Autism. When I brought my son to his two month appointment, I told the doctor I wanted to delay and be selective on Alex's vaccinations.
The pediatrician completely agreed with me. I was so surprised. He said that although he doesn't believe that vaccines cause autism, he can't say whether or not it can trigger autism and other neurological disorders.

MerryDeath 1 child; Atlanta, Georgia 3118 posts
23rd Sep '08

It is widely accepted among the medical community that Autism is a mitochondrial defect.http://cdc.gov/NCBDDD/autism/mitochondrial.htm



It is merely a THEORY that vaccines "cause" autism.
A more likely theory that is backed by the medical community is that children with the mitochondrial defect linked to Autism have the defect triggered by a fever. http://www.umdf.org/site/c.dnJEKLNqFoG/b.3616911/apps/s/content.asp?ct=5087517
In other words- the children would more than likely develop autism due to a fever later on caused by illness or infection.
There is a scientific motto that I try to live by "Correlation does not imply Causation"



With zero medical proof that autism is caused by vaccines- (and there is NO conclusive proof that I have found in any medical journal) IN FACT- THERE WAS NO CONCLUSIVE EVIDENCE EITHER WAY!I would really encourage parents to not just accept that vaccines cause this medical problem.
DO YOUR RESEARCH FIRST. TALK TO YOUR PEDIATRICIAN.
Look at the list of illnesses and the rates of infection according to the CDC.
Weigh the risks of infection or exposure against the risk of not getting the vaccines.
Decide for yourselves what is the most healthy way to go.



Keep in mind that in the world we live in today- our children are NOT safe from deadly diseases consider the countries that have little medical care whose citizens are passing through our borders each and every day. The rates of infectious disease are on the rise across the western world. Places that these diseases had been thought to be eradicated are now flaring.



The medical community is not our enemy. Without the vaccines that they have developed and the care that they have issued to our families for generations- many children and adults would have been lost.



I am not saying you must vaccinate your children- but make an independent unbias decision. One that filters through the propaganda! There is propaganda on BOTH sides and it is VITAL that you learn about who your researchers are.



It is very clear that Emma Grace is passionate about the subject and has her own agenda.
MAKE YOUR OWN AGENDA.



Keep in mind that if your child is to attend school in the future there are rules on vaccines to attend!
you can find a state by state list of requirements here
http://www.immunizationinfo.org/VaccineInfo/index.cfm



You may also find that many daycare centers will want to know that your child is vaccinated to lower the potential exposure rates.



There is no RIGHT or WRONG to this subject.

chasityw[GDS] 3 kids; Glen Allen, Virginia 3879 posts
23rd Sep '08
Quoting MerryDeath Eats Babies:
brendaruth 2 kids; Utah 5682 posts
23rd Sep '08

meri... you have an agenda as well. PRO-MED!!

EmmaGrace 3 kids; Ennis, Texas 27010 posts
24th Sep '08
Quoting MerryDeath Eats Babies:
EmmaGrace 3 kids; Ennis, Texas 27010 posts
24th Sep '08

Jenny McCarthy will be on Oprah today...for anyone interested.

MerryDeath 1 child; Atlanta, Georgia 3118 posts
24th Sep '08
Quoting brendaruth:
MerryDeath 1 child; Atlanta, Georgia 3118 posts
24th Sep '08
Quoting EmmaGrace:
brendaruth 2 kids; Utah 5682 posts
24th Sep '08
Quoting MerryDeath Eats Babies:
chasityw[GDS] 3 kids; Glen Allen, Virginia 3879 posts
24th Sep '08
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Amy! 2 kids; Bakersfield, California 7351 posts
24th Sep '08
Quoting MerryDeath Eats Babies:
MerryDeath 1 child; Atlanta, Georgia 3118 posts
24th Sep '08
Quoting brendaruth:
~Nimlorel~ 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Edmonton, Alberta 4787 posts
24th Sep '08

Wow, I was thinking about delaying my daughter's vaccinations, now I'm thinking about not getting any done (perhaps only polio and tetnus). Seriously, I would rather have a round of chicken pox or whopping cough than have a child that is permanently disabled with something like Autism. My littlest brother is Autistic, I wouldn't wish that on anyone, especially my child.



Small (kinda uniformed) rant coming:
Why do they make us vaccinate our children for so many things? Chicken pox? Goodness me! I remember chicken pox, I got it from my cousin because my mom took me over to her house to be exposed... on purpose! Why would you get a child vaccinated for chicken pox if it is only effective for x number of years and puts your child at risk for it later in life when it can develop into more serious symptoms than just itchy spots?



HepB... damn why do they vaccinate babies against this? What baby is going to be using dirty needles or having unprotected sex? If there is a chance of vertical transmission from the mother during birth... vaccinating directly after birth will do more harm than good. the virus is already present! I got my shots for hepB in grade 6... my daughter isn't getting them any sooner if at all!



And all those people that say the disease is worse than the "chance" of negative side-effects. Ponder for a second, Scarlet fever used to be horrible... when my step-son had it when I was pregnant I thought my baby and I were at risk (I remember the velveteeen rabbit). Then I looked it up... Strep! A couple hundred years ago it could have killed both my baby and I, now that idea is almost laughable. If they tried to force a Scarlet Fever shot on my child I would laugh at them.



Modern higyne, diet, medicine... all these things make childhood diseases less threatening. Why can't we just be happy with the fact that if our child catches this disease that they will more than likely get through it... and then be truly immune. I'd rather risk that then be responsible for giving my child the vaccine that destroys them.



Bugger, vaccinations have me pissed off right now.

MerryDeath 1 child; Atlanta, Georgia 3118 posts
24th Sep '08
Quoting Nimlorel (Litia's Mommy):