Tuesday, February 23, 2010
The Pure Baby - What Does That Mean? (PART TWO)
By the time of our second baby’s birth, I had finally educated myself somewhat regarding vaccinations. I decided that he would not receive the Hepatitis B vaccination, at all. We had a new pediatrician, and she agreed that the Hepatitis B vaccination was completely not necessary. Additionally, our pediatrician agreed that our new baby would receive no more than one vaccination per month. While she was very pro-vaccination, she was also very understanding of mommy concerns and was quite respectful of my choices. I am so thankful for her!
In the months following the birth of our second baby, I continued to explore the positives and negatives of vaccination. Through this additional learning and through religious counsel, I realized that vaccination violated my religious beliefs. This is the reason that, for our children, we hold religious exemptions to vaccination. As I believe that God created my children, I must also believe that God created them with healthy immune systems that are designed to keep them healthy. I believe that vaccination damages the immune systems that God has given to my children. I have sadly seen this happen with our first child. Therefore, we no longer allow our children to have their God-created bodies damaged by vaccines.
Our second baby continuously thrived! He never contracted a childhood disease, with the exception of chicken pox. (And is that really a disease? I think not!) He had no “behaviors”. He was very happy and very social (which is also who he is today!). He did have a slight language delay, and testing did show a bit of mercury toxicity (most likely from his vaccinations). Amazingly, a few weeks of doctor-ordered chelation at age three years ended his language delay, bringing forth the chattering little boy we have today!