Disclaimer: This post is NOT meant to mom-shame, but to inform about vaccines and give another perspective
[Mom-shaming: Criticizing or degrading a mother for her parenting choices because they differ from the choices the shamer would make.]
In this day and age, we have SO many unlimited resources at our finger-tips! Throughout our school years we are encouraged to use the Internet for research purposes to write papers, do projects, and sometimes even to study. So why is it that moms are being SHAMED for researching medical decisions that effect their children? Why is it that moms are being SHAMED for doing what they feel is best for their child? Why is it that moms are being SHAMED for protecting these precious beings that have been entrusted to their care?
The decision to vaccinate, not vaccinate, or delay vaccinations should not be taken lightly. This is our children’s LIVES we are talking about! Our world is corrupt, and we would be extremely naive to assume that the medical and pharmaceutical industry is not corrupt as well. For the first 3 years of my daughter’s life, the first 18 months of my son’s and the first 2 months of my youngest daughter’s, I trusted that the information I was being given was complete and accurate. But just like anything else, there’s more than one side to every story.
What started my research journey
When my oldest daughter was born, I never questioned that the doctors would deceive me or put my child’s health at risk for a paycheck. I hated seeing my baby scream and cry from the pain of the shot, but what parent would enjoy that? There were several times that I got a gut check when taking her in for vaccines, but I thought I was just being silly. So I continued to vaccinate.
Before my son was born I was added to a group on Facebook that was full of natural mamas. I saw several posts with information about vaccines, but never have them much thought. When my son was born, I still hadn’t done much research at that point because “why would the doctor lie to me?” So again, my baby was vaccinated.
The gut checks got worse and worse. When I gave birth to my youngest, I STILL had not done my research…. so AGAIN, I vaccinated.
Finally, one day, I took the time to READ. I read post after post about children being injured or dying after a vaccine. So I went to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website and began to research each individual vaccine.
The CDC has a document on their website that lists every vaccine ingredient for each vaccine. Below are some of the most shocking, in my opinion.
- Polysorbate 80 – disrupts the blood brain barrier, allowing other chemicals and toxins to pass through which are especially vulnerable to infants; found in following vaccines: DTaP, DTaP-IPV, DTaP-Hep B-IPV, HPV, Influenza, Meningococcal, Pneaumococcal, Rotavirus, Tdap
- MRC-5 cells – developed from the lung tissue of a 14 week old aborted fetus; found in: DTaP, Hep A, Hep A/Hep B, MMRV, Rabies, Varicella, Zoster
- WI-38 human diploid fibroblasts – lung cells of an aborted fetus; found in: Adenovirus, MMR, MMRV, Varicella
- Fetal bovine serum – harvested from pregnant heifers during slaughter; found in: Adenovirus, MMR, Varicella; not including those vaccines containing bovine calf serum which is harvested in the same way.
If you take a closer look at the ingredient list you’ll see these as well as many others including: guinea pig cell cultures, African Green Monkey kidney (Vero) cells, egg protein, milk-derived raw materials, chick embryo cell cultures, chicken fibroblasts, gelatin, etc.
Diseases they “protect” against
Polio is asymptomatic in 95-99% of people who contract the disease. Of the cases that do have symptoms, most are thought to be the stomach flu. Symptoms include fever, fatigue, headache, vomiting, sore throat, and meningitis. Only 1% of polio cases cause paralysis.
Possible adverse reactions, found in the vaccine manufacturer’s insert, to the IPV include: soreness, rash or mass at injection site; fainting; dizziness; headache; vision changes; ringing in ears; shoulder pain; irritability; sleepiness; fussing; crying; lymphadenopathy; allergic reaction; anaphylactic shock; arthralgia; myalgia; convulsion; febrile seizure; paresthesia; somnolence; and uritcaria.
Measles is a viral infection that is spread through the air when an infected person coughs or sneezes. Symptoms include: fever, cough, runny nose, red eyes, and a rash. The symptoms typically last between two and three weeks.
Possible adverse reactions, found in the vaccine manufacturer’s package insert, to the MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) vaccine include: panniculitis, atypical measles, fever, syncope, headache, dizziness, malaise, irritability, vasculitis, pancreatitis, diarrhea, vomiting, parotitis, nausea, diabetes mellitus, thrombocytopenia, purpura, regional lymphadenopathy, leukocytosis, anaphylaxis, arthritis, arthralgia, myalgia, polyneuritis, encephalitis, encephalopathy, measles inclusion body encephalitis, subacute sclerosing pancephalitis, Guillian-Barré’s Syndrome, acute disseminated encephelomyelitis, transverse myelitis, febrile seizures, afebrile seizures, ataxia, polyneuropathy, ocular palsies, paresthesia, aseptic meningitis, pneumonia, pneumonitis, sore throat, cough, rhinitis, Stevens-Johnson Syndrome, erythema multiforme, urticaria, rash, measles-like rash, pruritis, burning or stinging at injection site, wheal and flare, swelling, induration, tenderness, vesiculation, Henoch Schönlein purpura, acute hemorrhagic edema of infancy, nerve deafness, otitis media, retinitis, optic neuritis, papillitis, retrobulbar neuritis, conjunctivitis, epidymitis, orchitis, and death.
Pertussis is a bacterial infection that is spread from person to person. It is spread through the air when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or is in the same breathing space for a period of time. The contagious period lasts for up to two weeks after the cough begins. Early symptoms include a mild cough, low grade fever, runny nose and possible apnea in babies. Symptoms in the later stage of the infection include paroxysms, vomiting during or after a coughing fit, exhaustion after a coughing fit. The infection is treatable with antibiotics.
Possible adverse reactions, found in the vaccine manufacturer’s package insert, to the DTaP (Diptheria, Tetanus and Pertussis) vaccine include: pain, redness, and swelling at injection site; fever; drowsiness; irritability; loss of appetite; hypotonic-hyporesponsive episode; persistent crying more than 3 hours; seizures; bronchitis; cellulitis; respiratory tract infection; lymphadenopathy; thrombocytopenia; anaphylaxis; hypersensitivity; encephalopathy; headache; hypotonia; syncope; ear pain; cyanosis; apnea; cough; angioedema; erythema; pruritis; rash; urticaria; fatigue; induration; and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.
The spectrum of vaccine injuries/reactions is so broad, and I have only touched the surface in this article. I would be willing to bet that at least 90% of the vaccinated population has been injured without even realizing that a vaccine could be the cause.
I say all of this to say that you don’t have to make the same mistakes that I did. You don’t have to watch your child lay in her bed for three days, unable to move, like I did. You don’t have to continue putting your child’s health at risk.
Do your own research. Come to your own conclusions. Do what YOU think is best for YOUR child. But, please, don’t shame another mother for doing the same.
You can always hold off on vaccines, but you can NEVER undo them.