My friend Sharon who I grew up with wrote this over on her blog yesterday. I liked it so much that I asked her if I could share it here too! She said yes and here we are! Sharon is a Midwife and frequently will write about anything and everything related to birth or children's health. :)
During my midwifery studies years ago before I got pregnant with my first son, I balked at the idea of not vaccinating. I thought really, that is so dangerous and ridiculous!! Of course like the average American I wasn't going on any real information, research or education... I just knew that doctors knew best and wouldn't do something that would harm people. But then I got pregnant, and suddenly this decision took on extreme importance for me. Suddenly it was my job, to protect my child, to make these important decisions for MY child, to really make sure I was doing my BEST to take care of this precious, pure, straight from God baby of mine. So with pregnancies hormones and all I began my research. Of course there are blogs and blogs of opinions out there with scare tactics from both sides. How frightening it would be for your child to get autism from these vaccines that were meant to protect your child, but just as frightening is the possibility for your child to get some disease you could potentially have protected them from. So with all this crazy info out there I decided to get away from opinions and get to the facts. So what is in vaccines that could be so harmul and scary? I decided to look for an ingredient list, and was surprised to find out just how easy that was to find!
Here is a link to the CDC website that has a list of ingredients by vaccine CDC ingredient list for vaccines
I hope you go look for yourself to see just what is in them, but I'm going to list a few here that were so alarming to me, along with a definition for each.
a colorless poisonous gas; made by the oxidation of methanol
A chemical used in manufacturing and chemical industries, and as a preservative by anatomists, embalmers and pathologists. Being exposed to formaldehyde may increase the risk of developing leukemia and brain cancer.
The MRC-5 cell line was developed in September 1966 from lung tissue taken from a 14 week fetus aborted for psychiatric reason from a 27 year old physically healthy woman. The cell morphology is fibroblast-like. The karyotype is 46,XY; normal diploid male. Cumulative population doublings to senescence is 42-48. G6PD isoenzyme is type B. (simple terms: tissue from an aborted/murdered baby!)
... look this one up for yourself! Oh and the recent study that claimed to prove that mercury/thimerosal doesn't cause Autism... full of holes, I was thrilled to hear about it, until the real truth about it all came out!!
Alright I said short and sweet, so I'm going to stop there! There are so many other ingredients I could go over but I'm going to leave it up to you to do that research so you can make these decisions for yourself.
So ultimatley what led me to not vaccinate was that I started the research because of a VERY strong instintint/still small voice inside me telling me NOT to put this in my child's body, then the research confirmend it all to me. So my kids are two super healthy, super happy, UN-VACCINATED kids!
There is much I would like to add, but for the time being this is all from me! Have a good night all... of course after you begin your own research!
~The article above in green was excellent as well! Thank you Sharon :)