I just wanted to thank you all for your kind and well thought out comments on my last post :) It's great to have these conversations, get people thinking, and I'm glad that I brought up the subject.
It actually doesn't concern me at all that the video is 12 years old. In fact, it kind of makes me happy that it is that old. It was made before the time of online mommies jumping on band wagons, so to say. Not to say that there may not have been big issues with it then, but it isn't some internet propaganda.
Also, the information that they show is still accurate, even if it doesn't continue on into the 2000s. I am very curious to know what the numbers look like now, and I hope to do a little more research into the whole thing.
I'm thankful that you are all concerned about my kids, and wanting me to make the right choice. It's nice to know that you all care, and I don't take that lightly. However, Rowan and Bria are both fully vaccinated, so I don't really think there is a huge risk factor, if that would pose a risk in the first place (I am not sure how big the risk is at this point).
I do have respect for Doctors, and I am so thankful for all of the help that they have given me over the years. However, Doctors are not always very up to date with things, and I fear that vaccine research and facts may not be that high on their list of things to research. They are busy people, and many of them specialize in certain areas of health and don't keep up with others. For example, it is becoming fairly common knowledge among parents that solids are best held off until a baby is at least 6 months. Years of research have proven that it is healthier for a babies digestive system, as it isn't truly ready for solids until around this time. Not all Doctors are up to date with this information though, and I've heard time and time again that moms are being told that they need to feed their 4 month old solids. Do these Doctors mean harm? Not at all! They just haven't had time to research the latest facts.
Like I said in my post yesterday, if I am presented with facts that prove otherwise, I will definitely consider them and weigh the options again. But I can never take back a vaccine that has been given. So for now, I choose to say no, and until I find proof otherwise, it will stay this way.
So many of the things some of you have said are things that I would have agreed with, up until yesterday. But I hadn't really seen both sides of the issue up until then, and when I only wanted to hear one side of the issue, that is all I listened to. I am glad I paid attention to "the other side" this time.
I welcome any other thoughts that you might have, and I would LOVE to see any other research that people have come across, for either side of the issue. I want to make sure that what I read and hear is credible as well, so call me out on it if you find any facts proving this video is wrong.