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