I started this project a few months ago when I was told that my views on vaccines are just “one individual opinion”. I agreed. I am only one person. When I am asked my thoughts and views on things, it doesn’t matter how much research I’ve done or how many studies I’ve read, I am still only ONE person. This thought that my views only represent ONE person kept ringing in my head. This word: “ONE” struck a nerve. I thought….how can I represent myself as more than ONE person.
So I posted a question on facebook. It read:
“Moms who don’t vaccinate. I’m working on a project. Please tell me in one word, one sentence, or one paragraph why you have made this decision. Or if you were a momma who did vaccinate and then stopped. Or if you did vaccinate and your child is vaccine injured, What is the ONE word, ONE sentence, or ONE paragraph you would like to share”
I had no idea what to expect. I received over 100 answers. I knew that in those 100 answers, I would find an underlying theme. A common answer that united the decision. And that’s what I would name the Project.
I honestly thought that common answer would be TRUTH and that I would name the project…Project Truth.
But there was a different theme. A few dozen responses in, I realized an overwhelming common answer. This mutual thing that all these mommas had in common was the same thing I have always hoped and prayed for mommas to follow. I couldn’t believe how prevalent it was in every answer. But then again, why was I surprised? This common thing that we all share is a God given gift to us. God gives ALL mothers this thing. Over the years, I have been crushed and saddened as I watch this thing get stripped away from mothers, one well-baby visit at a time. But all along I knew mothers had it. What is that one thing?
Every mother has instinct. Some bring it to their first pediatricians visit and it’s as simple as one question: “Are these vaccines safe?” The pediatrician ensures the mother that yes, of course vaccines are safe. And just like that, the pediatrician has spoken on behalf of the mothers instinct. And poof! The instinct is gone. The still small voice is still there, and almost every mother I talk to who went against their instinct, shares how they still did not have peace, but they went ahead and ignored their instinct. Because pediatricians always know best, right?
My prayer is that every mother would take that instinctual question…and not stop researching until she is met with total and complete peace.
What I’ve found over the years is that we all learn differently.
Some women learn better with just ONE word at a time. One word that catches their attention and taps into their instinct. Some women learn better with a sentence or a paragraph. Or a book or ten books or a hundred books. Some women like to learn from personal stories. Others like to learn from published studies. I’ve never met a mother who wants to learn about vaccines and spends her days on the vaccine manufacturers website. That is not where instinct leads you. Instinct leads you to conduct thorough research that is not produced by the very people with financial incentives. Instinct leads you to question with a fine tooth comb and to not stop until every question is answered. Instinct does not accept a 2 minute answer from a pediatrician. Especially when the answer does nothing more than put fear into a parent.
I’ve been researching vaccines for 8 years now. I’ve estimated that I’ve put in over 5,000 hours of research. However, when I first started, I started off with 2 words. First let me not forget that my INSTINCT gave me two words: SAFETY & EFFECTIVENESS. I was pregnant with my first child. It did not make sense to me that my baby was going to be born vaccine deficient and that the only way she would live a healthy, safe, & protected life was through endless amounts of vaccines. Starting from the day she was born (Hep B). So I needed to make sure that the product I was told my baby had to have, was SAFE & EFFECTIVE. I took those two words and never stopped. I’m so thankful I followed my instinct.
I found that this product called vaccines was not safe and not effective. The risk/benefit ratio suddenly became a risk/risk ratio.
There were waaaaay too many unanswered questions. Why has the current vaccine schedule never been studied? There has never been a single study done on the current vaccine schedule. The combined doses of vaccines have never been tested. Not once. Ever. These sort of facts didn’t sit well with my instinct. I didn’t care what my well-intention pediatrician told me. She could look me in the face all day and tell me vaccines were perfectly safe. Show me the safety studies. Where are they?
I’m often amazed at how pediatricians are put on a throne of vaccine expertise. Yes, they went to medical school. That still does not make them an expert in Immunology. Or an expert over your intuition. In the newly release book Vaccine Illusion, written by a Ph.D Immunologist : “I never imagined myself in this position, least so in the very beginning of my Ph.D. research training in immunology. In fact, at that time, I was very enthusiastic about the concept of vaccination, just like any typical immunologist. However, after years of doing research in immunology, observing scientific activities of my superiors, and analyzing vaccine issues, I realized that vaccination is one of the most deceptive inventions the science could ever convince the world to accept.” – Dr. Tetyana Obukhanych earned her Ph.D. in Immunology from the Rockefeller University, New York, NY and has done postdoctoral research at Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA and Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA.
Sadly, pediatricians do not receive this type of training or conduct this type of research in immunology. Pediatricians are not vaccine experts. So when a mother puts her instinct into the hands of a well meaning pediatrician, most often, the answers are not met with peace because the “answers” don’t sit well. Show.me.the.research.
As I continued to read through the 100 answers I received, it was so refreshing to see that instinct outweighed a pediatrician. And that instinct eventually led to experts who HAVE conducted the proper research. Proper research can and does and will confirm what instinct always knew. Instinct leads to truth. Parents who follow their instinct are met with feelings of peace and clarity. Educated. Empowered. Informed.
Parents ARE the experts over the decisions that they make for their children’s health. In the end, no-one else will be held accountable for the outcomes.
I can’t wait to share all the answers I received. So many times, I read the words:
“Still small voice”
WOW! The answers from this project have me more amazed seeing firsthand the gift of a MOTHER’S INSTINCT being played out. Mothers instinct is bigger than fears and myths and lies and propaganda and everything else that the vaccine industry is built on. Sort through all the nonsense and there lies truth.
So who are these parents of unvaccinated children? How did they arrive at their decision?
Researchers from the CDC published a study in the Journal of Pediatrics. It showed that children who hadn’t received any shots at all tended to come from educated families who had “parents who expressed concerns regarding the safety of vaccines and indicated that medical doctors have little influence over vaccination decisions for their children”.
The study ended saying: ”It’s an excellent example of how more education and awareness translates to better health. Parents are gradually waking up to the dangers of vaccines. Those who have a university education and a well paid job, are in a better position to research vaccinations and know their rights. Education is power and they and those most invested in health and research are most likely to avoid vaccinations at all costs, a trend that is welcome and timely for future generations”.
For me personally, my decision became one of peace and clarity and gratitude that I had a choice and I was able to make a choice based on my instinct, and confirmed over and over again by years and years of research. I’ve shared briefly about my own journey in a few different posts called “I HOPE YOU’VE DONE YOUR RESEARCH” & “I ONLY WANT THINGS TO MAKE SENSE”.
I cannot wait to share all of the answers. I will be sharing them in ONE word, ONE sentence, and ONE paragraph answers. We are all only ONE person. But together, we represent ONE answer: MATERNAL INSTINCT.
Which brings me to my favorite quote ever. Written by Dr. Wakefield. (By the way, if you are not familiar with the truth about Dr. Wakefield and have only heard media soundbytes on him, please research the truth about Dr. Wakefield. He has written an astounding book called “Callous Disregard: Autism and Vaccines — the Truth Behind a Tragedy”. He merely suggested that perhaps a connection between MMR vaccine and Autism deserved further study. That was it. And that was all it took for his entire medical career to get dragged through the mud. Dr. Wakefield is not finished though. I share about that (HERE). I have personal friends who still work with him on a daily basis. He is still helping thousands of families today. Just last week he spoke in Chicago with a panel of Thinking Moms and Doctors. Yes, doctors that get it.
Dr. Wakefield quote:
“To the parents I would say, trust your instinct above all else. When considering how to vaccinate your children, read, get educated, and demand fully informed consent and answers to your questions. When you are stonewalled or these answers are not to your satisfaction, trust your instinct. I say this as someone who has studied and engaged in the science and who has become aware of the limitations of our knowledge and understanding of vaccine safety issues. Maternal instinct, in contrast, has been a steady hand upon the tiller of evolution; we would not be here without it”
Stay tuned for PART II of PROJECT INSTINCT