My First Love

Hi Medical Mama fans and followers. Just like a lot of you I’m sure, I also had a first love. Who was it you may be asking? Maybe you’re wondering what I’m going to dish next!

I thought I had found love several times in my life. Of course, when we are young we are “in love” or in infatuation as the case may actually be.

The boyfriend at the time being so nice to me had me on cloud 9. After being hurt over and over emotionally I found my husband. I love Nathan, don’t get me wrong. However, he is not my first love.

556437_4271345831558_1403189258_nMy first actual feeling of love struck me hard 6 years ago on June 25th. My love’s name is Elexys. She’s amazing. When she was born and nurses brought her to me the way she looked at me and I looked at her is not something I can even explain. Her love is so pure. The way I feel for her is not like any other love I’ve ever experience.

36278290_10104042927807643_193425398363586560_nAbout 6 months ago on March 5th the same love struck me hard in my heart. Her name is Elayna.

Being a mother is the most amazing love I’ve ever felt in my entire life.

 

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First Encyclopedia for the Human Body by Usborne Books and More Review

Hi Medical mama fans and followers! This book is amazing! Check it out!

 

 

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First Encyclopedia of the Human Body:

That’s Not My Puppy by Usborne Books and More

Hi Medical Mama fans and followers! I want to share this adorable book that I got from Usborne Books with you!

 

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That’s Not My Puppy: https://v7687.myubam.com/p/173/thats-not-my-puppy

Find the Puppy by Usborne Books and More

Do you like Usborne Books? Have you heard of Usborne Books? Let me share with you the story of a puppy who’s a little hard to find.

 

 

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Find the Puppy: https://v7687.myubam.com/p/581/find-the-puppy

REHASHING-Vaccinations and Your Child: What Should I Know?

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Photo Credit Unknown.

You asked for it. My readers want to know more about vaccinations. I was even told at one point by a reader they were waiting for me to lay some “knowledge bombs” on the topic.

I just want everyone to know that this article is not for vaccinations nor against. This is a fact based article based on real research.

Let’s jump right in.

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Photo Credit Dr. Vic, Advance Chiropractic. (2015).

What is a vaccination?

First, let’s talk about what a vaccination really is. It is completely normal to have questions about vaccinations. According to Google a vaccination is “treatment with a vaccine to produce immunity against a disease; inoculation” (Google., 2018).

When your child has a germ or bacteria that enters the body it can cause an infection. When a highly contagious infection (one that a simple shot would prevent) enters the body it causes an infection that spreads rampidly throughout the body. The immune system then fights off the infection. Afterwards, the body has these fighter cells that can fight off this infection later on in the future. With a vaccination your body is given a dead strain of the disease so your immune system has these cells to fight off this infection/disease in case your child contracts it in the future (CDC., (2018).

So what goes in to a vaccination?

“A vaccine is made from very small amounts of weak or dead germs that can cause diseases — for example, viruses, bacteria, or toxins. It prepares your body to fight the disease faster and more effectively so you won’t get sick” (vaccines.gov., 2017). Again, it’s a dead virus/germ/disease (whatever you want to call it) that helps your body fight it off in case you ever contract it. Without it your child’s body could not fight it off.

I have this theory that death is way worse than any disease my child could potentially contract from not getting a vaccination. That is just not a risk I am willing to take. I do not feel like burying my child because I didn’t want to give my child a simple shot that would make them feel icky for a few days.

Are They Really Safe to Use?

Safety

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Photo Credit The Bub Hub Crew, the bub hub. (2013).

So much research goes in to vaccinations. Before a vaccination is approved it has to go through the FDA (Food and Drug Administration). “Parents should know that the risk of being harmed by a vaccine is significantly smaller than the risk of serious illness from infectious diseases says Marion Gruber, Ph.D., director of the Office of Vaccines Research and Review in CBER” (FDA, 2018).

I also would like to add that according to the FDA “Because of advances in science and manufacturing, it is easier than in the past to be sure that vaccines are highly pure. Vaccines represent only a minor stimulation of the infant immune system compared to the large number of potentially dangerous bacteria and viruses babies routinely encounter: starting immediately after a baby is born; thousands of different bacteria begin to live on the skin and the lining of the nose, throat, and intestines. The baby’s immune system rapidly launches immune responses to these bacteria that prevent them from invading the blood stream” (FDA, 2018).

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Photo Credit CDC. (2018).

Personally, I prefer the ingredient chart here provided by the CDC. Some minor risks of giving a vaccination to your child include an interaction between children who have egg allergies. If you refer to the chart above it explains the ingredients. As you can see there is nothing in them that is a potential “safety concern”.

I know some of you are thinking “Okay, but there’s formaldehyde in it!” There is such a TINY amount in there it is not dangerous. Some other things we consume daily that has formaldehyde in it include makeup, shampoos, and lotions. Did you know some fresh vegetables and fruits have it naturally occurring in it? “It’s also naturally occurring in many foods. Fruits like apples, bananas, grapes, and plums; vegetables like onions, carrots, and spinach; and even meats like seafood, beef, and poultry contain formaldehyde. Even humans produce it naturally, and it’s necessary for basic biological functions involved in metabolism like in the production of certain amino acids” (Guiden, K., 2016).

Some other things that your doctor should be aware of is a child who already has a disease. Some cognitive and developmental diseases would have a severe adverse reaction.

Is Autism really a thing?

Autism awarenessLet’s talk about autism. I know for the longest time so many people believed that vaccinations and autism were related. There was a study done by Andrew Wakefield in 1998 stating there was a link between autism and the MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccination. That has now been discredited. They had to retract their article due to “poor methodology and inaccurate claims” (Fowler, S., 2015). “In 2010, Wakefield was found guilty of professional misconduct for his paper and was stripped of his medical license” (Fowler, S., 2015).

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Photo Credit Naomi Imatone-Yun, heavy.com. (2014).

You can read more about the study here.

I love this website. It’s about other myths about vaccinations. It explains different concerns that parents might have about their children and vaccinations. It is definitely worth checking out.

 

Disease Not Controlled With Vaccinations

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Photo Credit Cristobal Rojas. (1886).

The world was horrible without vaccinations! That is the only way to describe it. We are so lucky we no longer live in a world where people are dying from measles, pertussis, mumps, rubella, polio, diphtheria, meningitis, tetanus, and tuberculosis. These are to only name a few.

 

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If you look at the rate of deaths before the vaccinations for various diseases came about the number of deaths was exceedingly high. When the vaccinations were patented and released the death rates decreased drastically. There are still rampid number of deaths, but only in areas of the world where there is no vaccinations.

Make sure you do all your research when deciding to vaccinate your child. Please check out the websites I provided throughout the article, as well as the resources sited below. These are very informative and very medically based.

 

Resources:

Vaccines.gov. (2017). Vaccine Basics. Retrieved from https://www.vaccines.gov/basics/index.html.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration. (2018). Vaccines for Children – A Guide for Parents and Caregivers. Retrieved from https://www.fda.gov/biologicsbloodvaccines/resourcesforyou/consumers/ucm345587.htm

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2018). For Parents: Vaccines For Your Children. Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents/vaccine-decision/

Guiden, Kamilah. (2016). Chemicals in Food: Two That Aren’t as Scary as They Sound. Retrieved from http://www.foodinsight.org/chemicals-in-food-Acetaldehyde-Formaldehyde

Fowler, Susan. (2015). Vaccination. Retrieved from https://becker.wustl.edu/about/news/vaccination.

 

My Usborne Books and More Order Came in!!!!

My order came in!!! I want to share with everyone what I got. Maybe this will help you decide too.

My consultant’s Page- https://v7687.myubam.com/NoEvent That’s Not My Puppy- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=El4qT… Find the Puppu- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zjjk… Over 80 Brain Puzzles- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbXXL… First Encyclopedia of the Human Body- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86u8e… Big Book of the Body- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86u8e…

 

Getting Ready for the Holidays: Halloween

Hi Medical Mama fans and Followers! This week we will be talking about Halloween. I used to not be a huge fan, but now that I have children and a huge front porch to do decorations I want to share a few of my favorites! Of course we will be using Pinterest as well! You can find all these great ideas on Pinterest as well. Just click here.

I would also like to add to use Dollar Tree for your cheap and easy needs for holiday decor!

Outdoor Decorations

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Sidewalk Spider Web

The reason I love this picture to the left is because I think the spider web idea is a great and cheap way to make a faux spider web. It’s tape!! Make your own fancy spider web on your sidewalk as the little ones, family and friends, or party guests make their way up to your door!

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Non-scary front porch idea

The picture on the right here is a great and easy way to do Halloween without having anything too scary for your younger guests and trick-or-treaters.

 

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20 Easy and Cheap Deco Idea

Holy Moly! THIS PAGE! It has a ton of cheap and easy ways to do Halloween. Go check it out! There’s too many great ideas for me to pack in to one article for just this section. I highly recommend clicking the link and checking it out.

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Easy Trash Bag Spider Web Idea

 

Let’s move on to Halloween parties!

Halloween Party Ideas and Indoor Decoration Ideas

Who doesn’t love a good Halloween party? I know I do!

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Pumpkin Punch Bowl

This site has a ton of great ideas! There’s also a lot of Halloween inspired crafts too. Make sure you check it out! Okay, back to the picture located to the left. This is a great idea to serve your punch. Make sure you cut the pumpkin fresh DAY OF your party. Otherwise, it will mold.

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Easy Balloon Ghosts

These ghost balloons make a cheap and easy ghost to haunt your home.

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Cute Spider Ice Cubes

 

I originally saved the image of the spiders in the ice cubes because I thought this was a great idea! When I clicked on the website (which you can find here) there were TONS and TONS of great ideas for decorations. Make sure you check them out!

 

I would love to hear from my fans and readers! Please comment on your favorite way to decorate for Halloween. Add a pic if you are able to! We would love to see your fantastic ideas as well.