As an autism mom, with a Bacehlor’s degree in nursing, (married to a hospital pharmacist), sometimes people ask me how I feel about vaccines. I used to stand on a soap box about it but that got maddening. It seemed few wanted to hear it. My anger about what I am aware of and also about people refusing to listen was affecting my health and interfering with my ability to actually parent my children.
I no longer think it is my responsibility to save the world. Autism and/or associated disorders might be very good for you on a spiritual level. Who am I to prevent that kind of growth? You and your child might have agreed upon this path before either of you set forth on this physical plane. What do I know? There is a lesson in A Course in Miracles that reads:
“I do not know what I’m looking at, so I must not judge what I see.”
I really try to follow that. Some days more successfully than others. It’s hard to keep my mouth shut when I see kids who are hurting and families in crises. Even harder as of late, when the mainstream media, owned by corporate entities, is on a crusade to vilify parents who choose not to vaccinate or to selectively vaccinate based on the health of their individual children. I had kind of given the whole thing up to God, until SB277 happened. Now I find myself sucked back in with the fear of forced vaccination for everyone looming in states across the country.
Of course, you might be one of the people who’s children seem to be just fine. Though those kiddos are fewer and harder to find these days. Autism(now one in 45 kids and climbing). Severe allergies. Severe Eczema. ADD. ADHD. OCD. Asthma. Diabetes. Seizures. Neurological tics. Anxiety disorders. PANS/PANDAS. Our children are over-vaccinated yet sicker than ever. Why is that?
Of course our food supply is a mess and our environment is polluted, so vaccines aren’t the only culprit, but in my opinion, they are a big one. This opinion is supported by an increasing number of Western doctors and by every alternative medicine practitioner we’ve ever used, and there have been many.
I will post links here to things that ring true for me. Be informed and make up your own mind about what rings true for you. I’ll add as I go. Please don’t send me any vitriol from either side of the vaccine debate. I am not interested in it, and it will be deleted.
One thing I ask you to consider is why I would want to sway you either way? What is my motivation? What do I stand to gain? I am not a bitter parent looking for someone to blame for my child’s autism. Our daughter has been the biggest, most transformative blessing to us and at this point, we would not trade our experience. She still has challenges but overall she is currently doing well. I’m not going to make any money if you don’t follow the recommended vaccine schedule. I’m not an uneducated, irresponsible person who is clueless about epidemics. I just happen to have seen the charts which show childhood diseases were already well on decline before the introduction of vaccines. And from what I have read, the only cases of polio that have occurred since the vaccine was introduced were caused by the vaccine itself.
I read a lot.
So, if you’ve come here to learn, have at it. Keep an open mind, and go with your own gut. As parents it’s the most powerful thing we have. Whatever you decide, make your decisions from a place of power and not a place of fear. And remember if you are undecided, it is okay to wait. It’s okay to go low and slow. It’s okay to learn about the risks/benefits of each vaccine and to pick and choose. It’s okay to take your time. It’s okay to say no if vaccinating your child doesn’t feel right for you. You can always change your mind and do it, but you can never change your mind and go back.
It didn’t used to be the case, but these days the more educated the mother, the fewer vaccines a child receives.
Here are some links which lead to information which helps explain why:
The Vaccine Friendly Plan book for parents (includes alternative vaccination schedules).
Director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, as well as its Center of Excellence for Influenza Research and Surveillance says flu shot “does not protect as promoted. It’s all a sales job: it’s all public relations.”
Vaccine Epidemic: How Corporate Greed, Biased Science, and Coercive Government Threaten Our Human Rights, Our Health, and Our Children (authors graduated from Stanford University and NYU School of Law, Harvard and Columbia).
The Business of Baby: What Doctors Don’t Tell You, What Corporations Try to Sell You, and How to Put Your Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Baby Before Their Bottom Line – In this book, a doctor who publically bashes Jenny McCarthy and the bio-med movement privately says he believes in what they are doing. New paperback version is titled Your Baby, Your Way.
90% of recent Vermont Whooping Cough Cases were among vaccinated individuals. Vermont Department of Public Health says the vaccine “is less good than we’d like.”
A Bad Reaction: A memoir depicting a mother’s eight year battle with The Federal Vaccine Court after her child’s medically documented lifelong debilitating vaccine injury.
Dr. Kenneth Bock’s book. Healing the New Childhood Epidemics: Autism, ADHD, Asthma and Allergies
Simpsonwood Transcript– The NIH data (paid for by your taxes) referred to in this document showed a statistically significant relationship between thimerisol (a mercury preservative) and autism. The data has since “mysteriously” disappeared and the researcher who reported it later recanted and then went to work for Big Pharma. The secret Simpsonwood meeting is referred to in David Kirby’s book Evidence of Harm, linked above(Takes several seconds to load, but it comes up eventually).
Dr. Wakefield’s research partner exonerated,….he had better insurance.