Monday, October 3, 2011
It is quite a day for intersting articles! I came across this gem :Khloe Kardashian wants kids, but 'it's so hard'. The article quotes Khloe as she talks about never knowing about ovulation, or the fact that there is only a limited time to get pregnant each month. Seriously? Having had my own fertility struggles, I sympathize with anyone who is having a hard time getting pregnant. I know that the Kardashian sisters aren't exactly famous for their brainpower, but I really could not believe that a woman would not understand her own body. Was Kris too busy teaching her daughters the ins and outs of plastic surgery to be bothered with a little thing like ovulation? Did these kids take a middle school health class? Unbelievable. I know that Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom have been married 2 years now (a major success in Hollywood), but if their schedules don't allow them to be together long enough at a stretch to be able to make a baby, just how do they plan to raise one?
In an article published today (More parents think it's safer to delay vaccines), researchers discuss their findings that 1 in 10 parents are idiots who think they know more than decades of medical researchers. That's right - 1 in 10 parents are opting out of traditional vaccine schedules. Don't think this will impact you? Consider this- a newborn's body can't yet fight off diseases such as measles, and is too young to be vaccinated against them. Coming into contact with an unvaccinated child who has picked up the illness could make your baby seriously ill. The Rubella virus can have devastating consequences for pregnant women, including causing miscarriage or serious harm to the fetus. Don't mess around- vaccines are not some government conspiracy. They exist to protect all of us - especially our infants and unborn children.