In the early 90s, with the help of high-tech surgery, I learned I was finally going to become a Mom. I instinctively knew I needed to be careful when I was pregnant, especially during the first two trimesters when the brain and major organ systems of the baby developed the very fastest.
Moms-to-be in my generation were simply told to take extra folic acid in their multivitamins and eat nutritious food but also to avoid anything that could harm the developing baby like cigarettes, alcohol, medications, cleaning products, radiation and other toxic exposures. We signed up for Lamaze classes to prepare for a drug-free birth, which many obstetricians discouraged. Many of us chose to breastfeed, even though most pediatricians were pushing formula and bottles back then.
Today, pregnant moms face a different set of questions and choices.
Among them are whether or not to get vaccinations while pregnant that public health officials and pediatricians say will protect pregnant women and their newborns from getting sick with influenza and B. pertussis whooping cough.
When a doctor recommends a certain prenatal treatment such as the flu or Tdap shot, at first glance, it seems logical that most pregnant patients will trust their doctor’s advice, assuming that the shot has been proven safe and won’t in any way harm the baby.
Protecting Our Pregnant Moms and Babies
Giving special care to the mom and developing baby is not the norm anymore. ~Jacqueline
Parents are often told they themselves need the pertussis vaccine to protect their baby from whooping cough once they go home, but many actually are spreading the infection to their children.
This “Distinguished” UCLA Professor Admits Pertussis-Vaccinated People Contract and Spread Whooping Cough:
Study by Boston Univ. School of Public Health states:
The resurgence of Whooping Cough may be due to the vaccine’s inability to prevent infections Yet, the CDC persists in recommending that pregnant women receive the ineffective Tdap shot at 20 weeks of pregnancy.
Tdap combines the Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis (whooping cough) vaccines into a single toxin-laden shot (see pg 1-2 for full ingredients).
Solid Reasons to Say No If You Are Pregnant
- FACT: Pertussis-containing vaccines are the most compensated claims (death, injury) in the federal Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP).38
- FACT: Drug companies did not test the safety and effectiveness of giving influenza or Tdap vaccine to pregnant women before the vaccines were licensed in the U.S.1213
- FACT: There is almost no data on inflammatory or other biological responses to these vaccines that could affect pregnancy and birth outcomes.14
- FACT: The FDA lists flu and Tdap vaccines as either Pregnancy Cat. B or C biologicals 15 which means that testing has not been done in humans to determine whether the vaccines can cause fetal harm or affect reproduction capacity. They warn that the influenza and Tdap vaccines should “be given to a pregnant woman ONLY if clearly needed.”161718
- FACT: The CDC’s recommendation that doctors give every pregnant woman a Tdap vaccination during every pregnancy is an off-label use of the vaccine.37
- FACT: Infant and Maternal Mortality Rates High in America. More than 3x the risk of pregnancy-related deaths than three decades ago (1987-2014)
- FACT: Health in the U.S. on Such A Steep Decline (Childhood Disability Rate Jumps 16% Over Past Decade)
- FACT: “Findings show a counter-intuitive relationship: nations that require more vaccine doses have higher infant mortality rates.“
The whooping cough vaccine simply doesn’t work.
Dr. Suzanne Humphries explains why the pertussis vaccine is actually causing more whopping cough and more severe cases.
Have you been pressured?
If an obstetrician or pediatrician pressures you to get vaccinated while you are pregnant, ask the doctor to show you the science. If you are threatened or sanctioned in any way for making an informed choice, you should find another doctor who will treat you with respect and honor your health care choices.
Finally, those trying to teach about vaccine dangers have only one motivation: to prevent more suffering. We have either witnessed it first hand in our own family or know those who have.
All those years ago, it wasn’t too late for me to change my mind when I saw what it did to our first child, and it’s not too late for you to change your mind, either. ~Jacqueline
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