I remember being in the doctor’s waiting room with my two month old daughter waiting for her first jabs. I didn’t want her to have them, firstly because I didn’t want my perfect little girl to be hurt, and secondly because I didn’t think I agreed with them. At that time I hadn’t done much research but I remember discussing with my NCT group and the general consensus was that they were essential to protect your child.
My daughter had quite a severe reaction to that jab, her leg swelled up and she cried ALOT for the next few days. I made the decision to put off her next jabs until I had had time to research further. That was when I started devouring information, trying to look objectively at the situation.
I constantly felt like I was defending my decision to Heath professionals who made me feel like I was a bad parent for leaving my daughter ‘unprotected’. I think they had probably already labelled me as ‘difficult’ after I insisted on a home-birth, no vitamin K and no heel prick test.
At that point my daughter was coming up to two and the dreaded MMR. Again, there was a lot if discussion amongst friends with similarly shed children about whether they should go ahead. I hoped that at least one of them would decide not to and that I’d have someone who felt the same way as me about vaccines. Sadly each of them chose to vaccinate with the MMR and I faced rounds of questions like ‘Aren’t you worried about death or complications from measles?’ In fact one of my friends said to me ‘both mine have had the MMR and are fine’. My response that ‘it must be safe then’ didn’t go down well! Anyway, I’m very sad to say that I bowed to pressure and got my daughter vaccinated against measles only by taking her to a private clinic. Subsequently I’ve learned that its the measles vaccine that has the most potential to cause damage.
My daughter has always suffered from immuno type conditions – warts, eczema and molluscum. We treat them but they keep recurring. I’d be interest to see studies done into rates of, for example, eczema in vaccinated and unvaccinated children. I had terrible eczema when I was little and have recently secured my medical notes to try and understand whether time-wise there might be a link with the jabs I received.
When my son was born I was adamant he was going to have as little as possible to do with the medical professionals. Natural water birtj with no pain relief, no vitamin k, no heel prick and NO vaccinations. He is the healthiest child I know and I don’t worry about his health because as a parent I am taking responsibility for keeping him healthy. Plenty of fresh air, organic fruit and veg, no dairy and minimal sugar.
My daughter still suffers with her conditions, and I feel guilty that they are partly my fault for subjecting her to the jabs. Nevertheless trying to live healthily and use ‘alternative’ treatments is helping.
It takes a lot of faith in your convictions to follow a non vaccinated path. The medical profession try to use fear to get you to comply and other parents accuse you of taking risks with your children’s health.
I really hope the lies about vaccinations are exposed before too many more children are damaged. I find it amazing that information about the amount paid out by the vaccine compensation board, and for what, is freely available, and yet people still put their children through vaccinations. I also think that medical professionals should be sharing the product inserts with parents prior to jabs being given, had I read any of them I certainly wouldn’t have gone ahead, the list of possible side effects is horrific!