Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Let’s Play Catch Up!

by Melissa Garvey, ACNM Writer and Editor

We’ve been quiet at Midwife Connection lately, so let’s pick up the pace again by catching up on the latest ACNM news.

1 comment:

Jill said...

What about the risks of vaccination during pregnancy? Do these measure up to the benefits of vaccination? I am not sure that the complete picture is well-understood by consumers nor is it well-represented by the CDC. Practitioners of integrative medicine will caution about the risks associated with vaccination during pregnancy/lactation. I would like to see more relevant research examining the impact of vaccinations (and overuse of antibiotics) during pregnancy and lactation on increased incidence of auto-immune disorders in the neonate and Autism Spectrum Disorders. Not to mention the impact of heavy metal toxicity, or universal access to mercury-free vaccines --another issue that needs to be looked at. Until all of these factors are examined, I am unwilling to recommend flu vaccines to anyone who is pregnant or lactating.