Saturday, November 28, 2009

Swine Flu Vaccine Has Led to Miscarriage

Vaccinations can be a difficult topic, especially among moms and moms-to-be. There are very strong opinions out there and who's to tell another mother, no matter what her choice is, that she is endangering her child? Each one believes she is protecting her child.

About eleven years ago, I first heard about the controversies of vaccinating. Until then, I didn't understand the right to choose to or not to vaccinate. Over the years, I have done a lot of research for myself and that is how I have come to my own personal decisions and beliefs about vaccinations for myself and my family.

I am almost 12 weeks pregnant now and have been getting a lot of questions about whether or not I have gotten the flu and H1N1 vaccinations yet. I have no intention of getting either vaccination. Although, I do not go into great detail unless I am probed, I believe that it is too great of a health risk to me and my baby to be subjected to the ingredients of these vaccinations. In addition, in the short time it has come onto the market, the H1N1 vaccination has not been properly tested for the adverse reactions and side effects it could have on pregnant women.

Last night I had a dream that I was being forced to get a flu shot against my will. Strangely enough, I woke up to discover I had an email from Dr. Mercola about the side effects involved with receiving the flu and H1N1 vaccine during pregnancy. I have attached the article here. After reading short article at the top, click on Organic Health November 11, 2009 at the bottom of the article. This will link you to a site where you can read stories that women have shared about the devastating miscarriages they had not long after receiving the H1N1 or flu vaccine.

Natural Preventative Measures to Avoid the Flu While Pregnant:
  • wash hands frequently
  • avoid large crowds
  • avoid being around people who have recently been sick
  • avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
  • keep your house clean and tidy to avoid unwanted germs
  • if possible, avoid air travel during flu season
  • take your vitamins
  • eat a healthy, balanced diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables
  • keep the rooms in your home properly ventilated
  • dress appropriately for the temperatures outside
  • drink plenty of fluids
My only hope in sharing this is to help educate you to make an informed decision. Ultimately, as a parent, you have to decide what is the best choice for you and your family.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

FuzziBunz Giveaway

Blog readers - thanks for hanging in there with the giveaways until I get back to research and blogging on pregnancy and birth related topics.

Until then, click here for a cloth diaper giveaway!

There are so many reasons for cloth diapering. It is better for the environment and your baby! Tine, at Bloom Spokane, just wrote a fantastic article on her blog about why cloth diapering is a better choice. Check it out!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Onesie Wonderland Winner

Congratulations to ANNE C! She is the winner of the very cute and fashionable onesie from Onesie Wonderland!

Thanks again to Karilyn for her adorable contribution to my celebration giveaway!