However, I'm going to need to do a bit of research on post-baby birth control and second pregnancies as I don't have much experience with either one. (Unless you count being too damn tired and busy to have sex birth control??)
Anyway - something sparked my interest from the last commenter (who had some really great topic ideas - thank you!)
That is - vaccinations. Also known as: a topic that I like to avoid, along with religion and politics, whenever I'm conversing with someone I don't know really well. But - since we're not face to face right now, and I can't see you wagging your finger at me, I feel it's okay to tackle this topic here.
When it comes to vaccinations, it seems to me that the thing to do these days is delay them. But I have to admit - I don't really know why. (Other than the study that says some vaccinations can be linked to autism). I'm not well-versed in all of the vaccination debate. I admit it. Yet - I did read an article while pregnant that pretty much refuted that study.
So, I sort of figured - who am I to tell a doctor with a ga-gillion years of schooling and studying that I know more than him when it comes to vaccinations and the health of the next generation?
I trust my doctor. I don't think he has a hidden agenda. I think he's doing what he knows to be right. And, since I don't know more than him, I'm going with what he says.
Anna's had all her vaccinations so far.
In fact, when I was pregnant, I had the H1N1 vaccination. (Gasp!!)
The thing is - I was told that I was high-risk and my unborn baby could get really sick if I didn't get vaccinated. Then I was told by many very passionate people that I could be doing a SHIT load of harm to my baby by getting the vaccination.
You're damned if you do.
Anyway - does this make my decision right? Does it make it wrong? No. Who the eff knows what's right, really? It's like the whole car-seat thing again. You're told one thing... so you do it. Until one day when they find some new research and you start doing something different.
I don't think we've really reached that point in society where it's clear to everyone that vaccinations are harmful. So - Anna gets them. I actually think we're lucky to live in a country where the vaccinations are readily available to us and our children have a shot (no pun intended) at a healthy life, free of many serious health problems.
But that's just my opinion.
I'm not saying I'm right or wrong. It's just the way we decided to go on the whole vaccination thing.
What about you guys?