Christmas with unvaccinated relative

posted 4 months ago in Pregnancy
Post # 61
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Busy Beekeeper

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undec1ded :  Since OP knew Niece was unvaxxed, and this bothered her, she should not have let her stay over in the first place, which is completely her prerogative.

Did you miss the part where OP said she asked the niece to take care of getting vaxxed before she visited and the niece chose not to do it? OP is not the bad guy here. 

Post # 62
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Sugar bee

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undec1ded :  Someone’s arrest record doesn’t give my child whooping cough, or the measles though.

OP, do what you feel is best for you and baby. If you’re worried about it, err on the side of caution. University is not known for its cleanliness.

Personally, unvaccinated people don’t spend time in my home where coughing, sneezing, touching surfaces, etc, occurs all day. 

Post # 63
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Honey Beekeeper
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As someone who had a very long TTC journey, I would not knowingly be around someone who is unvaccinated while pregnant, and my newborn also would not be near this person. 

Post # 64
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Helper bee

undec1ded :  The likelihood of an unvaccinated person giving a baby a disease is low because of a little something called herd immunity. From all of us sensible vaccinated humans: you’re welcome. It’s your choice to remain unvaccinated but it’s our choice to disassociate with those who could potentially spread disease. Risk of giving a child battling cancer disease may be low but it is still a risk despite your statistics about sex abuse, which has nothing to do with anything, except for people like you like to use it to distract from the absurdity of actually wanting to NOT be immune to harmful and potentially deadly disease. Bye.

Post # 66
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Helper bee

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zl27 :  Thank you! OP this isn’t just a question of a newborn baby. It’s an issue with your pregnancy as well. Please prioritize yours and your baby’s health first. Your family member and her feelings will be fine. She’s made her choice and you now need to do what is best for you and your family.

Post # 67
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Bee Keeper

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missviolet92 :  The interesting thing is that immunizations can wear off. I have had to have my MMR repeated because my titres showed I no longer had immunity. I had the shot as an infant, before pregnancy and at age 48. This vax is a 2 stage process. So it’s  entirely understandable that a pregnant woman may have lost her immunity over the years unknowingly and then be at risk for someone bringing the disease to her….like an unvaccinated teenager. Rubella is horrible for the fetus, and I’m sure it’s no picnic for the mother. 

I can understand people thinking this is overkill, but that’s not the reality now. Thanks to the internet and the spread of disinformation, outbreaks of formerly eradicated diseases are becoming more commonplace. These incidents do not occur in a linear progression. The threat is multiplied with every unvaccinated kid. Id rather take a stand and risk offending a non vaccinated person than saying nothing and risk the life of my unborn child.

Vaccines work best when the whole herd is vaccinated and right now there are a lot of unvaccinated sheep out there.

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