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    Newborn on the way soon

    Hi all, Iím pregnant & will be due in 2 months. Iím 23 with a 6 year old stepson. Who is not vaccinated . His dad says itís because he has ďgood immune system ď which I think is idiotic , as I major in science and health sciences Iíve discussed my worries since my baby wonít have her vaccines till 12 months, his son has gotten sick like any kid, flue season . He whines when I ask him to wash his hands , he puts his hands in his mouth after I repeat that he shouldnít . Are my worries justifiable, if so how can I go about discussing this with my fiance in which he will understand.

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    Your worries are entirely justifiable.

    Did you know about his vaccination stance when you were planning to be pregnant?

    I'm sure you've explained your concerns to him. Tell him what you've said here. Give him some literature to read. If his son were to get measles, that would almost be a death sentence for a newborn.

    Also, why won't your baby have the vaccines until 12 months?

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    She will have some vaccines but not the doses for measles and other diseases till she is 12 months. Not all doses are given before 12 months. He is also with us full time right now and I had no clue he wasnt vaccinated till after pregnancy.

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    My nephew hasn't been immunized. My sister's middle daughter is autistic and she suspects immunizations as the cause of her daughter's autism. Never mind her father (my brother-in-law or BIL) is autistic, too. She's adamantly against immunizing her son, my nephew. Her husband defers to her regarding her anti-immunization decision. Whatever floats her boat.

    My two sons were vaccinated normally and they're fine.

    Have your husband accompany you to the doctor and hear what the doctor has to say.

    Congratulations on the impending birth of your second baby!

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    How can he attend school if he is unvaccinated? Honestly, the districts around here would not let that fly except for legitimate reasons, ie, the child is going through chemo, or has another very serious and fragile autoimmune issue which precludes them and they are the ones that "herd immunity" is designed to protect. is your husband's ex and anti-vaxxer? I would say that you need to put your infant's health - and yours first. you know being pregnant, the flu could be potentially fatal or cause distress to the infant. I would insist that his son stay with grandparents when he is sick and i might go as far as to say if he is not going to vaccinate, that you are going to move in with your parents until the baby is 12 months old and vaccinated. Is there a wedding date?

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    What does a "strong immune system" have to do with avoiding measles? And on what is he basing his opinion that the son has a "strong immune system"?

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    I would avoid any close contact with unvaccinated people while your child is an infant and avoid close contact yourself even though you are vaccinated, while you are pregnant. You may have to live elsewhere with your newborn. i'm sorry to hear about this situation -scary!

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    Originally Posted by Layla23
    Hi all, Iím pregnant & will be due in 2 months. Iím 23 with a 6 year old stepson. Who is not vaccinated . His dad says itís because he has ďgood immune system ď which I think is idiotic , as I major in science and health sciences Iíve discussed my worries since my baby wonít have her vaccines till 12 months, his son has gotten sick like any kid, flue season . He whines when I ask him to wash his hands , he puts his hands in his mouth after I repeat that he shouldnít . Are my worries justifiable, if so how can I go about discussing this with my fiance in which he will understand.
    How selfish and idiotic he is. One of the reasons that measles is back. I would not expose your baby to the child.

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    Originally Posted by Cherylyn
    My nephew hasn't been immunized. My sister's middle daughter is autistic and she suspects immunizations as the cause of her daughter's autism. Never mind her father (my brother-in-law or BIL) is autistic, too. She's adamantly against immunizing her son, my nephew. Her husband defers to her regarding her anti-immunization decision. Whatever floats her boat.

    My two sons were vaccinated normally and they're fine.

    Have your husband accompany you to the doctor and hear what the doctor has to say.

    Congratulations on the impending birth of your second baby!
    It has been proven that there is NO connection between autism and vaccinations. One doctor made this claim years ago, and people still believe this crap.

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    Originally Posted by Hollyj
    It has been proven that there is NO connection between autism and vaccinations. One doctor made this claim years ago, and people still believe this crap.
    Tell this to my sister who is a major Jenny McCarthy fan.

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