Crucial Conversations

A Q&A by David Maxfield from Crucial Skills: How to discuss immunizations with reluctant parents inspired me to write my own Q&A. I have a high regard for their work even though I hold an opposing view on this particular topic. His answer to a question posed by a vaccine promoting health care professional provides valuable insight on how to converse instead of argue. I pose a question from a vaccine informed parent and edited the wording he provided in his answer. If you visit the link please read my comment, and take a minute to leave your own respectful comment!

Dear David, 

With the recent rise of hype in the media promoting vaccines and looming mandates, I am concerned children will be harmed as a result.

With 36 yrs exploring this topic, I am troubled by how many ‘experts’ are not more curious about vaccine safety. Has the belief that “vaccines are safe & effective & save millions of lives” been challenged with personal research review by those who hold this view? I don’t understand how they can push a point of view without a thorough examination of what exactly parents are objecting to and why. Parents who witness injury know the case for vaccines is extremely flawed. Many have become experts on vaccine risk, yet may find it difficult to hold a conversation because of their passion.

Public health officials seem more committed to getting vaccines into children than looking into the possible harm. How can I converse about this topic so that all parties involved can discover truth?

Concerned mother, grandmother, researcher, and writer

Dear concerned mother, grandmother, researcher, and writer,

It’s not just vaccines that cause communication breakdowns. We see breakdowns across our culture, which makes your question especially relevant. Some tips that may help your discussions:

You Can’t Win an Argument. It’s a paradox that it becomes harder, instead of easier, to convince someone when you are supremely confident in your own point of view. Many of us have firsthand experience with this reality. Dale Carnegie expanded this insight, “You can’t win an argument.” Here is how a conversation can turn into an argument:

  • I ask the parent/doctor/nurse why they want to give vaccines or question a vaccine promoter about vaccines.
  • Reasons are given in support of vaccines.
  • I attack their reasons and try to add information on vaccine harm.
  • They attack my points and defend theirs.
  • I attack theirs and defend mine.
  • Rinse and repeat.
  • No one wins

In trying to win an argument I’ve fallen into what’s called the Persuasion Trap. I have become the champion for my cause and pushed the other party into being a champion for the opposite cause. The result is an argumentative cycle no one seems to win – in fact, each person could finish with a strengthened view of his or her own position.

Motivational Interviewing. Motivational Interviewing is an approach that is designed to avoid the Persuasion Trap. Instead of taking sides, it helps the pro vaccine pusher explore and resolve the ambivalence they must feel regarding vaccines. It conveys respect while maintaining and holding the position that it’s the parent who will make the final judgment. The goal is to engage the vaccine promoter with his or her own intrinsic motivation. Below are a few principles you can use:

Ask for Permission. When you are told “It’s time for vaccines” or someone is providing pressure for you to give vaccines, don’t launch into an argument. Instead, ask permission to discuss it further. This helps avoid an argument and conveys respect. 

Explore their Ambivalence. Most thoughtful experienced vaccine promoters must have some thoughts about the reality of vaccine injury. Make it safe for them to voice their possibly deeply hidden concerns. This establishes your role as educator, rather than opponent. Below are how these first two elements might sound in a conversation with a healthcare provider. You can imagine using a similar approach for family or friends:

YOU: Your said my child is due for a _____ vaccine today. Would it be okay if we discussed it? 

PARENT: [I have no idea what they will say! Let’s go with] Okay. 

YOU: Many of your peers feel vaccines are entirely safe and totally effective. Your training has launched your career as a health care provider and you see that vaccines play an integral part of providing that care. You are concerned about parents who refuse vaccines and worried that it will cause specific risk to that child and perhaps to a larger population because of one child not receiving vaccines. These are valid concerns. If I were in your shoes, I would probably share your views. What do you see as the pros and cons of a person not getting vaccines? 

Perhaps draw a line down the middle of a piece of paper and write the pros on the left and cons on the right side of the line as they provide them. This helps the person turn their vague feelings and fears into a finite number of specific concerns—concerns that can be addressed.

Paraphrase to Ensure Understanding. Summarize each concern. This makes sure you understand it and also demonstrates that you are listening. “So, correct me if I’m wrong, but you are worried that a child who does not receive a measles vaccine will be at risk of death? You are concerned that if a few children don’t get the measles vaccine a widespread outbreak will result in many people getting sick and perhaps many dying? You have concerns that parents do not understand the gravity of their decision to avoid vaccines and that they are unnecessarily putting their child at risk? Is that right?”

Address Each Concern with Facts. But first, ask for permission (again), “Would you mind if I provided you with more information about the risk of vaccine injury from recently published sources?” Have a few salient facts memorized and offer to send the papers. Provide all clarifying information in a nonjudgmental way.

Consider the Messenger. Ask yourself whether you are the right person to provide the facts. If you are a parent who has personally witnessed vaccine injury, a person who has received compensation through VICP, or a person who has spent thousands of hours researching the topic, you may consider yourself credible, but beware that your listener may not see you as credible. A health professional will generally value information provided by other health professionals. If you have had multiple children and some are vaccine injured and others who did not receive vaccines are vibrantly healthy, you may want to share your own personal observations. It might sound like this: I understand my small data sample is not science, but after my first child was vaccine injured I didn’t give vaccines to my others. The thing that astounds me every single day is the vibrant health of my non vaccinated children. I am absolutely certain that health is not the result of getting an injection of so many chemicals on a regular basis.”

If you don’t think the person sees you as a credible messenger, then use information that comes from more credible sources. Provide a handout from Learn the Risk, Informed Consent Action Network, Children’s Health Defense, or NVIC. You may also encourage the person to investigate recent studies by Dr Aaby on long-term health after vaccines, Dr Theresa Deisher on DNA fragments in vaccines, or Dr Chris Exley and Dr Chris Shaw on aluminum in vaccines. Another resource for someone truly interested in exploring the topic is a video presentation by Dr Sam Eggertsen from Washington state focused on helping health care providers understand vaccine hesitant parents which answers the question “Why Do Parents Refuse To Vaccinate Their Children?”

Final Affirmation/Acknowledgement. “I applaud you for having this discussion with me. I am happy to discuss anything further. I’m sure I don’t know as much as you. I don’t have your training and haven’t read all your medical textbooks, but I am 100% committed to finding the truth. I also want to help parents have healthy happy babies – which I am sure is also your goal. I believe we achieve the best health, as individuals and as communities, by boosting the innate immune system and the body’s own defense against infectious disease. Avoiding chemicals in our food, air, water, and what we inject into our body – all of which burden our natural detox system – seems a wise approach in the pursuit of health.”

Consider Multiple Influences. You asked how to have a conversation with a vaccine promoter. These conversations are important, but they’re only one aspect of a comprehensive influence strategy. If your mission is to inform the public and especially new parents of the reality of vaccine injury you could employ a combination of strategies at the Personal, Social, and Structural levels. These would include conversations, but also involve community leaders within schools, churches, and sports teams. They would also include discussions with lawmakers and policy makers. I pray this information will be helpful in getting people to thoroughly investigate the truth on this issue. Let me know if you try any of these suggestions, and how they work for you!


Vaccine Truth Seeker

Vaccine Science CDC Ignores

Please take some time to peruse through these 35 studies published in reputable scientific journals. Get the facts for yourself. Your doctor might also like to investigate facts straight out of published papers rather than relying on pharmaceutical reps for their training. If you don’t manage to get through all of the papers, go straight to the bottom and watch a short video with insightful commentary by someone who has scoured the science literature for information on vaccine safety.

  1. Study: Adverse Events following 12 and 18 Month Vaccinations: a Population-Based, Self-Controlled Case Series Analysis. For 1 in 168 children, vaccines cause side effects so severe that they require an ER visit.
  2. Study: Hepatitis B vaccination of male neonates and autism diagnosis, NHIS 1997-2002. Boys vaccinated against Hep B at birth are 3x more likely to develop autism.
  3. Analysis: Infant mortality rates regressed against number of vaccine doses routinely given: Is there a biochemical or synergistic toxicity? “A high statistically significant correlation between increasing number of vaccine doses and increasing infant mortality rates…”
  4. Case Study: Simultaneous sudden infant death syndrome. Rare simultaneous Sudden Infant Death (SID) of identical twins 2 days after vaccination.
  5. Study: The link between rotavirus vaccination and intussusception: implications for vaccine strategies. Rotovirus linked to fatal intestinal disorder in 1 in every 4670 infants. “There was also an increase in the risk of intussusception after the second dose of the vaccine… The strong association between vaccination with RRV-TV and intussusception among otherwise healthy infants supports the existence of a causal relation.”
  6. Analysis: Commentary–Controversies surrounding mercury in vaccines: autism denial as impediment to universal immunization. “The risk of autism among African American children vaccinated before the age of 2 years was 340% that of those vaccinated later.”
  7. Analysis: Methodological issues and evidence of malfeasance in research purporting to show thimerosal in vaccines is safe.
  8. Study: Abnormal measles-mumps-rubella antibodies and CNS autoimmunity in children with autism. Link between antibodies from MMR vaccine and central nervous system autoimmune dysfunction in children with autism.
  9. Study: Do aluminum vaccine adjuvants contribute to the rising prevalence of autism?
  10. Study: What is regressive autism and why does it occur? Is it the consequence of multi-systemic dysfunction affecting the elimination of heavy metals and the ability to regulate neural temperature? “The related and damaging effect of exposure to high levels of mercury… a viable alternative explanation for the occurrence of regressive autism. The evidence indicates there is alteration to chromosome structure and/or function.”
  11. Study: A case series of children with apparent mercury toxic encephalopathies manifesting with clinical symptoms of regressive autistic disorders. Mercury toxic encephalopathy manifesting with clinical symptoms of regressive autistic disorders. ‪
  12. Analysis: A comprehensive review of mercury provoked autism. “A comprehensive review of mercury-provoked autism. In conclusion, the overwhelming preponderance of the evidence favours acceptance that Hg exposure is capable of causing some ASDs.”
  13. Analysis: Thimerosal Exposure and the Role of Sulfating Chemistry and Thiol Availability in Autism. Explanation of why some children are at greater risk of developing autism after vaccines. “The evidence suggests that the abnormal sulfation chemistry, limited thiol availability, and decreased GSH reserve capacity could explain why the adverse effects of TM are greater in a subpopulation of children with this susceptibility…”
  14. Evidence: B-Lymphocytes from a Population of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Their Unaffected Siblings Exhibit Hypersensitivity to Thimerosal. “Certain individuals with a mild mitochondrial defect may be highly susceptible to mitochondrial specific toxins” found in vaccines, resulting in autism spectrum disorders.
  15. Review: Theoretical aspects of autism: causes–a review. Autism linked to encephalitis (brain swelling) following vaccination.
  16. Hypotheses: Autism: a novel form of mercury poisoning.
  17. Study: A prospective study of thimerosal-containing Rho(D)-immune globulin administration as a risk factor for autistic disorders. Link between autism and prenatal exposure to heavy metals via Rhogam shot in RH-negative mothers. “Children with ASDs (28.30%) were significantly more likely (odds ratio 2.35, 95% confidence interval 1.17-4.52, p < 0.01) to have Rh-negative mothers than controls (14.36%).”
  18. Study: Reduced levels of mercury in first baby haircuts of autistic children. Autistic children have difficulty excreting heavy metals like mercury, as evidenced by significantly lower levels of mercury in their hair. This points to a genetic susceptibility to autism in children who cannot effectively detox vaccine toxins.
  19. Analysis: A possible central mechanism in autism spectrum disorders, part 1. “A possible central mechanism in autism spectrum disorders… the link between excessive vaccination, use of aluminum and ethylmercury as vaccine adjuvants, food allergies, gut dysbiosis, and abnormal formation of the developing brain.”
  20. Study: The role of mercury in the pathogenesis of autism. “The role of mercury [found in vaccines] in the pathogenesis of autism.”
  21. Study: Transcriptomic analyses of neurotoxic effects in mouse brain after intermittent neonatal administration of thimerosal. Vaccine additives induce autistic behavior in mice.
  22. Study: Elevated levels of measles antibodies in children with autism. Vaccine-induced autoimmunity may cause autism.
  23. Study: Mercury and autism: accelerating evidence? Relation of mercury to high autism rates in boys
  24. Survey Study: Acetaminophen (paracetamol) use, measles-mumps-rubella vaccination, and autistic disorder: the results of a parent survey. Tylenol following MMR Linked to Autism
  25. Study:
    1. Abstract: Impact of environmental factors on the prevalence of autistic disorder after 1979. Fetal and Retroviral Contaminants in Vaccines Linked to Autism and Cancer. “…Linear regression revealed that Varicella and Hepatitis A immunization coverage was significantly correlated to autistic disorder cases… Autistic disorder change points years are coincident with introduction of vaccines manufactured using human fetal cell lines, containing fetal and retroviral contaminants, into childhood vaccine regimens. This pattern was repeated in the US, UK, Western Australia and Denmark. Thus, rising autistic disorder prevalence is directly related to vaccines manufactured utilizing human fetal cells…” Abstract:…/article-abst…/C98151247042
    2. Full Study: Impact of environmental factors on the prevalence of autistic disorder after 1979
  26. Evidence: WHO Informal consultation on the application of molecular methods to assure the quality, safety, and efficacy of vaccines. Scientists have known for decades about the dangers of insertional mutagenesis caused by using human fetal cell lines in vaccines. Instead of conducting safety studies, the FDA has ignored the dangers and merely regulates the amount of human DNA that can be present in a vaccine to no greater than 10ng–an amount that has not been proven safe.
  27. Hypothesis: conjugate vaccines may predispose children to autism spectrum disorders.
  28. Study: A positive association found between autism prevalence and childhood vaccination uptake across the U.S. population. “The higher the proportion of children receiving recommended vaccinations, the higher was the prevalence of AUT or SLI. A 1% increase in vaccination was associated with an additional 680 children having AUT or SLI. Neither parental behavior nor access to care affected the results, since vaccination proportions were not significantly related (statistically) to any other disability or to the number of pediatricians in a U.S. state. The results suggest that although mercury has been removed from many vaccines, other culprits may link vaccines to autism.”
  29. Study: A two-phase study evaluating the relationship between Thimerosal-containing vaccine administration and the risk for an autism spectrum disorder diagnosis in the United States. “The present study provides new epidemiological evidence supporting an association between increasing organic-Hg exposure from Thimerosal-containing childhood vaccines and the subsequent risk of an ASD diagnosis.”
  30. Study: Adverse events following immunization with vaccines containing adjuvants. Adverse events after vaccines containing adjuvants linked to autism and autoimmune conditions. “A traditional infectious disease vaccine is a preparation of live attenuated, inactivated or killed pathogen that stimulates immunity. Vaccine immunologic adjuvants are compounds incorporated into vaccines to enhance immunogenicity. Adjuvants have recently been implicated in the new syndrome named ASIA autoimmune/inflammatory syndrome induced by adjuvants…. The most frequent clinical findings were pyrexia 68%, arthralgias 47%, cutaneous disorders 33%, muscle weakness 16% and myalgias 14%. Three patients had diagnosis of Guillain-Barre syndrome, one patient had Adult-Still’s disease 3 days after vaccination. A total of 76% of the events occurred in the first 3 days post-vaccination. Two patients with previous autoimmune disease showed severe adverse reactions with the reactivation of their illness… Vaccines containing adjuvants may be associated with an increased risk of autoimmune/inflammatory adverse events following immunization.
  31. Study: Hair Toxic Metal Concentrations and Autism Spectrum Disorder Severity in Young Children. Higher heavy metals in hair samples from severely autistic children
  32. Study: What is regressive autism and why does it occur? Is it the consequence of multi-systemic dysfunction affecting the elimination of heavy metals and the ability to regulate neural temperature? Subtle DNA changes and the overuse of vaccines in autism. “There is a compelling argument that the occurrence of regressive autism is attributable to genetic and chromosomal abnormalities, arising from the overuse of vaccines, which subsequently affects the stability and function of the autonomic nervous system and physiological systems… This article explores the issues and concludes that sensory dysfunction and systemic failure, manifested as autism, is the inevitable consequence arising from subtle DNA alteration and consequently from the overuse of vaccines.”

Do you have more irrefutable proof? Please leave a link to your source in the comments!

And, for the cherry on the cake, watch this video by Del Bigtree, founder of Informed Consent Action Network (ICAN) who has painstakingly reviewed all the relevant science papers on vaccine safety and has an incredible way of breaking them down and explaining what they mean.

The Irrefutable Argument Against Vaccine Safety, with Del Bigtree

This blog post was inspired by information supplied by Chris Kirckof.

Becky Hastings, wife, mother, grandmother, passionate follower of Jesus and truth. As a breastfeeding counselor for over 23 years Becky is devoted to helping parents make wise decisions for the long-term health and wellbeing of their babies. As a member of a Vaccine Safety Education Coalition, Becky writes and speaks on the topic of vaccine safety.

Let’s Discuss Liability

Car versus Vaccine

No one makes you buy a car, but when you do, the manufacturer takes responsibility for flaws and recalls defective models at enormous expense. Car manufacturers, by law, must take responsibility for their products. If your vehicle is flawed and you are in an accident you can present a case against them.

You have the right to buy a car or the right to refuse to buy a car. You can investigate the safety record of all car makers.

You also have the right to refuse or to accept a vaccine. Unlike cars, the vaccine manufacturer has been shielded from all liability from harm that may be caused by their product. If your child is harmed – or killed – by their vaccine YOU, as the parent, are the only person with full responsibility. The pharmaceutical companies were granted immunity for their vaccine products in 1986. All vaccine approved by the ACIP and added to the CDC recommended schedule carry no liability for the doctor, manufacturer, or those recommending the vaccine.

Forty seven states allow religious exemptions for your non vaccinated child to attend school. All 50 states allow a medical exemption from vaccines.

If you are forced to accept a vaccine, be sure to ask the perpetrator to sign a form you provide which states clearly that they agree to accept responsibility. This is very important. Those administering the vaccine must understand that because the pharmaceutical company is not liable, they, as the entity pushing the vaccine must accept the liability or YOUR CHILD WILL NOT BE VACCINATED.

No entity can force another to accept unknown substances injected into them without taking responsibility for the consequences. Informed consent should always be the rule when drugs and medical procedures are involved. The first rule of the Nuremberg Code is voluntary consent. Vaccines are drugs. Vaccinations are medical procedures.

Do you trust the guy who makes your car? He cares about safety – because he cares about profit. Lack of safety will reduce his profit. Can you trust the guy who makes the vaccines? He has no reason to be trusted. His profit is guaranteed regardless of the safety. The industry has convinced the public – and politicians – that vaccines are safe and effective. Yet, vaccines have never undergone rigorous scientific testing; no double blind placebo controlled studies to prove safety; and no vaccine combinations have even been studied for safety. Vaccine makers are 100% free from all liability. The gold standard does not apply to vaccines.

EVERY manufacturer of pediatric vaccines: Merck, Sanofi, Glaxo Smith Kline, Novartis – has plead guilty to fraud in the last 3 years. Not for vaccines, but for other drugs they manufacture.

You can get rid of a flawed car, but you can never unvaccinate your precious child.

There are many risks to vaccines. Please make sure you are fully informed.

Compiled by Becky Hastings (with inspiration from a friend), avid follower of Jesus Christ, wife, mother, grandmother, health seeker and reporter. Seeking truth can be challenging, and sometimes confusing, but far more rewarding than staying ignorant.

Vaccine Ingredients

You’ve been told – probably many times – that vaccines are safe. So, what exactly is in that syringe being injected into the body of someone you love? Do you know? Does your doctor know? The following is a list directly from the CDC of the ingredients in all vaccines. The color coding will help you determine which vaccines contain human cell derivatives such as aborted fetal cell debris (including male and female DNA fragments), animal proteins, possible allergy irritants, and antibiotics.

Orange: Animal-derived 💗 Pink: Derived from humans cells 💛 Yellow: Toxic to humans 💚 Green: Allergy irritant 💙 Blue: Antibiotic

I always urge parents to double check all information – regardless of the source. Don’t believe me, but be sure to spend more time researching vaccines than you do any other item you may purchase for your baby – such as a car seat. Your baby’s health is too valuable to take any chances. Too many parents have learned the hard way that the risk of vaccines is actually quite high.

If you do decide your baby needs a vaccine, please research whether a Hepatitis B vaccine on the first day of life is a necessity for YOUR baby. Is YOUR baby truly at risk for Hepatitis B – an infection primarily shared through sexual promiscuity and the sharing of needles?

Before giving any vaccine at any time, take 3 minutes to read through these steps you can take prior to getting vaccines to help protect your baby. One of the biggest things you can do is to be aware that giving Tylenol (acetaminophen) in conjunction with vaccines greatly increases the risk of a vaccine reaction.

I have no vested interests in this topic. I write to educate and share information to empower parents to make wise choices for the life-long health and wellbeing of their family. Vaccine makers are 100% liability free. If their products cause any harm for any reason you cannot sue them or make any claim against them. Pause. Think about that.

Compiled by Becky Hastings, wife, mother, grandmother, health seeker and reporter. Seeking truth can be challenging, and sometimes confusing, but far more rewarding than staying ignorant!

Vaccine Risk Awareness Goes Mainstream

Due to the tireless strategic efforts of many vaccine risk aware truth tellers, the truth about vaccine risk is beginning to hit the mainstream media and the mainstream public. More people are questioning vaccines than ever before.

Watch this 10 minute mainstream video report by Sheryl Attkisson with bombshell revelations of fraud by DOJ attorneys in the ‘vaccine court.’ This report was aired on mainstream television on January 6, 2019. The supporting information is verified by the Dr Zimmerman’s affidavit, linked below.

You can read Dr Zimmerman’s full sworn Affidavit here. Dr Zimmerman is the world-renowned pro-vaccine pediatric neurologist specializing in autism. As an expert witness for the government defending vaccines in vaccine court in 2007, he told the government that vaccines can cause autism in “exceptional” cases, but says the government later hid the information and misrepresented his opinion. His affidavit is signed September 2018.

There is a lot to this story. In the case in which Dr Zimmerman was scheduled to appear as an expert witness for the government, there were 5000 families represented in what is known as the Autism Omnibus Proceedings. The Department of Justice lawyers ignored Dr Zimmerman’s statements that he had changed his mind and now believed there was a connection between vaccines and autism for some susceptible children. Rather than share this information, or have him testify again, they fired him to prevent his opinion validating the representative case and thus blocked 5000 families from receiving justice and compensation for vaccine harm.

This information is critically important for everyone, but especially for anyone charged with making decisions for new babies. Please share. We will not be getting an announcement from the CDC any time soon, but Dr Zimmerman is one expert who once believed there was no connection between vaccines and autism. Then he began to listen to many of his patients and review the scientific information. He realized his former position was wrong. He changed his mind based on the scientific reality. The government does not want parents to hear his findings.

Becky Hastings, wife, mother, grandmother, avid reader, health promoter, and seeker of truth through Jesus Christ. Navigating health information can be confusing. Becky writes and speaks to educate parents on the anomalies and contradictions in many aspects of modern medical recommendations.

For more information:

“A world-renowned pro-vaccine medical expert is the newest voice adding to the body of evidence suggesting that vaccines can cause autism in certain susceptible children.”

Children’s Health Defense describes specific Action Steps you can take to share this information.

This one hour video contains a discussion with key role-layers in this case. Del Bigtree interviews Robert F Kennedy, Rolf Hazlehurst, JB Handley, and Jenny McCarthy on some of the details of how the government hid the vaccine/autism link and sought to bury the information from public knowledge.

Hep B Vaccine Killed this Baby

This is an anonymous true account of one mother’s experience. This story has received a huge amount of shares on my Facebook Page, so I thought I would make a permanent place for it on my blog. To be clear – this is not MY story. It was shared with me by a mom in 2016. She gave me permission to publish her story anonomously.

This is my daughter. The first photo of her and I was before she received the Hep B vaccine. The second is the very last photo I got of her.

To me she looked almost sickly in the second photo. She passed that following morning between 6:50-7:20am 36hrs exactly after receiving the Hep B vaccine at 14 days old. She was only 4lbs 6oz which is contraindicated on the insert, no premature baby under 4.4lbs should receive this vaccine, no one with liver issues (she was still mildly jaundice). She hadn’t even reached her due date. I feel so robbed. My baby was stolen from me. My precious beautiful baby girl. My first daughter. I found out I was pregnant with her August 17th 2013. She was born at 34.5 weeks on 4/10/14. She passed 4/26/14. I was going to take her to the ER that morning if she was still lethargic like she was the day before. Unfortunately she never made it, because I TRUSTED her doctor. I called and he said she would be fine, it’s just from the vaccine. Yeah. It was from the vaccine. Little did I know it was causing her liver and heart to go into failure. I feel so much guilt. I think of all the things I COULD have done, all the things I SHOULD have done. I have a hard time forgiving myself, and accepting the fact it wasn’t my fault. But I feel like it was, I should have trusted my gut, because my gut was SCREAMING ‘don’t vaccinate her’, that’s why I had refused in the hospital, but they threatened me with CPS, told me I’d get my kids taken if I didn’t vaccinate. I’m not Hep B positive. Newborns don’t do drugs and don’t have sex. Why was it SO imperative to inject my preemie with the toxins that killed her? And the worst part is, I can’t even hold the doctor who forced it accountable! So moms, dads, and anyone else reading this, if you have any doubt, or if your gut/instinct is screaming ‘NO’, LISTEN. It’s there for a reason. Please listen to it, I wish I did, it may save your child’s life.” A heartbroken mother

Be prepared. Get the facts. Say NO to unnecessary vaccines. I’ve compiled information on the Hepatitis B vaccine to help you start your research. Don’t blindly believe me. But don’t believe those who push you to accept this shot for your precious baby either. Get the facts for yourself. You can always give a vaccine later, you can never ‘undo’ a vaccine once it is injected. Your child’s life is in YOUR HANDS. No one else will have to live with the outcome of your choice. I’ve collected more information for those interested in more information on vaccines here.

Author: Becky Hastings, wife, mother, grandmother, passionate follower of Jesus and truth. As a life & wellness coach, Becky seeks to inspire and motivate others to find increased energy, joy, and longevity. Navigating information to achieve long-term health goals in every area of life is a passion! Becky writes, speaks, and shares information hoping to educate parents on the anomalies and contradictions in the vaccine debate.



Choosing Your Baby’s Doctor

Many parents blindly trust doctors. Others mistrust all of them. How can parents find a doctor who respects their parenting decisions even if they may differ from standard medical advice or experience?

Some parents are informed of true vaccine risks versus benefits prior to pregnancy and childbirth and are able to avoid vaccines entirely; other parents notice vaccine injury and decide to discontinue giving further vaccines. Parents who follow standard medical practice, and allow their baby to be injected with vaccines, whether bullied into it or not, often experience deep feelings of betrayal on top of the trauma of dealing with a vaccine injury. They never expected that such a ‘nice doctor’ could recommend such a devastating procedure for their healthy baby. Many parents with children injured or killed by vaccines are further traumatized by the denial of the real and obvious vaccine injury by the ‘nice doctor’. Some parents are kicked out of a medical practice for refusing to accept more vaccines for their baby.

Parents who understand the true risk of vaccines seek to find a doctor for their baby who will respect their decision, if not fully support it.

If you are searching for a doctor who will support your non mainstream ideas regarding parental choice, you might want to adopt a stealth approach. Use vague words when asking questions like, “I’m looking for a doctor who supports a more natural holistic approach to health for my child.” Many parents have found they need to keep their child’s vaccine status quiet in order to protect their baby/child from ‘well meaning’ but ignorant people who could cause unwanted complications. By keeping our family’s vaccine status close to our chest until we get to know people, we provide greater protection for our young children.

Ways to identify doctors who accept non-vaccinated children without ever pushing vaccines.

Firstly, I don’t have lists of doctors, but there are a lot of respectful doctors available. Word of mouth is probably the best way to locate a potential doctor in your area. Some good ways (not guaranteed) to find an open-minded doctor:

1) Ask on local FB groups that have a more natural/crunchy leaning.
2) Ask moms from a La Leche League or other breastfeeding support group/meeting
3) Ask about doctors at a local health food store or co-op
4) Consider finding a “family” doctor or “general practitioner” who often have a more accepting attitude of family choices.
5) Look for some labels that indicate a differently thinking doctor like ‘Integrative’, ‘Functional Medicine’, or ‘Physical Medicine’. Practices with this type of ‘label’ may include chiropractors and have a more of a ‘team’ approach to achieving health.
6) Many families find regular chiropractic visits are more beneficial than pediatrician visits.
7) One option is to skip well visits completely.

Good questions to ask:

How does Dr _____ encourage natural immunity and health in babies and children? (good answers include supporting/encouraging exclusive breastfeeding, delaying or avoiding vaccines, attention to good nutrition and avoiding processed foods, elderberry or other immune boosting supplements, good sleep and hygiene practices, etc.)

What is Dr ____ approach to fevers in babies and children? Fevers are beneficial and yet many doctors and parents rush to give fever reducers which could actually cause further harm.

What does Dr _____ think of using vitamin C in high doses? While this might not be a ‘deal breaker’, knowledge of the effectiveness of vitamin C in babies and children is an indication that this doctor has researched beyond the standard training of medical school.

A bonus question regarding childhood cancers. I’m not sure of how to approach such a question, but it is becoming an increasing concern to parents that if a child is diagnosed with cancer they have very few treatment options (radiation, chemotherapy, and/or surgery). Many parents have faced the threat or reality of forced removal of their child by CPS/DCF if they seek second opinions or alternative therapies to treat their child’s cancer. My children are now grown, but it would be wise to get an awareness of your child’s doctor’s opinion on the growing incidence of cancers amongst children, causes and best options for treatment. I pray you will never need this information.

The provides helpful information on vaccine requirements and exemptions for each state. There may be local vaccine truth activist organizations or individuals that you can connect with. Finding other vaccine truth activists near you can be a great resource in many ways.

Doctors are highly regarded in our culture and can play a significant role in our parenting decisions. It’s important to find a doctor who encourages you, respects your parenting instincts, and truly has your baby’s health as their top priority. Not all pediatricians have taken the time necessary to research the complexities of vaccines for themselves. They trust what their training and professional organizations tell them. I wish you well in your search for such a person. Here is an example of an amazing doctor.

Please leave a comment with your suggestions for ways to find a doctor, and good questions to ask in your search!

Becky Hastings, wife, mother, grandmother, passionate follower of Jesus and truth. As a breastfeeding counselor for over 25 years, Becky is devoted to helping parents make wise decisions for the long-term health and wellbeing of their babies, including which vaccines to choose. Becky loves mountain biking and appreciates donations, which mainly encourage her.

Death via vaccine

Every baby who dies is a heartbreaking tragedy. But I find it especially disturbing when a healthy baby is given a ‘preventative’ round of vaccines and dies.


Aviana passed away 12 hours after her 4-month vaccines. Her death is now being investigated by the federal vaccine court – which has paid out about $4 BILLION since it was established in 1988 to provide compensation to families when a child is injured or killed because of vaccines. The number of injuries reported to VAERS is estimated by Harvard to be only 1-10% of the accurate number of children injured.

Listen to Aviana’s story as told by her mother in this short video:

Author: Becky Hastings, wife, mother, grandmother, passionate follower of Jesus and truth. As a breastfeeding counselor for over 25 years, Becky is devoted to helping parents make wise decisions for the long-term health and wellbeing of their babies. As a member of a Vaccine Safety Education Coalition, Becky writes and speaks on the topic of vaccine safety. Becky loves mountain biking and appreciates donations, which mainly encourage her.

Vitamin K at Birth?

I’m not telling you what to do. But please research, read, and investigate what standard procedures will be done to your baby BEFORE you give birth. A vitamin K injection soon after birth has been recommended for over 40 years. Some nurses have been so indoctrinated into thinking it is ONLY good, and never causes harm, that they resort to secretly administering these shots to parents who refuse. The following Facebook comment is verified as being the actual statement from a nurse working in Labor and Delivery for over 30 years:

One not so obvious implication with this nurse’s ‘well intentioned’ action is that she does not record giving the injection into the patient chart. Imagine if another nurse on a different shift has the same mindset? What if baby were actually given 2 or more vitamin K shots because it wasn’t recorded?

Parents. Inform yourself. Make your own choices. But if you go to a hospital make sure you have a reliable baby body guard who 100% agrees to uphold your wishes. Don’t take any chances. A baby body guard should be incredibly strong – unbending – while very respectful, since medical personnel often get their pride wounded when someone disagrees with them. A baby body guard NEVER leaves baby’s side. It is important to designate someone to this position because a mom may not be able to perform this role in the first few hours or sometimes days, after birth. Dad, grandmother, doula, or good friend are possible choices for this important role.

Vitamin K is promoted to ‘protect’ baby from very rare brain bleeds, but is the vitamin K shot completely safe?

Click to read the ingredient list directly from the packaging.

There are two versions of the shot commonly used in US hospitals. The ‘preservative free’ version is manufactured by Amphastar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and contains 10mg of polysorbate 80.

Here is the black box warning:

The other vitamin K injection, phytonadione by Hospira, Inc., contains 9 mg of benzoyl alcohol (as a preservative) which will target baby’s liver and often leads to baby developing jaundice in the first 2 days of life. Additionally, the impact on the liver may be exacerbated by the 250 mcg of aluminum in the Hepatitis B shot which is also recommended to be given to baby on the first day of life.

The black box warning for this injection:

Does it make sense to inject every single baby with something that could harm them to protect them from something that occurs so rarely we don’t even keep stats on it? 

For more information on whether the vitamin K injection is a good idea for your baby, several key aspects of vitamin need to be explored:

  • The role of injected vitamin K in thickening the blood which prevents the delivery of baby’s own stem cells to the vital work of repair, especially to the brain, of birth trauma.
  • The critical importance of delayed cord clamping (until cord stops pulsating, which may take up to 10 minutes).
  • The amount of vitamin K in the injection.
  • The other ingredients in the injections such as polysorbate 80 which is known to open the tight junctures in the brain allowing other ingredients to pass the blood brain barrier.
  • Repeated exposure of polysorbate 80 and its role in anaphylactic shock. This ingredient is also in the DPT combination vaccine given in five doses starting at 2 months. It is also an ingredient in the HPV vaccine, which has one of the highest number of vaccine adverse events reported to VAERS.

I’ve collected information with citations in previous blogs:

Vitamin K in Brief
The Vitamin K Push
Vitamin K Links

Are there alternatives to injecting vitamin K? Many moms are comfortable with increasing their own stores of vitamin K by eating lots of green leafy vegetables late in pregnancy. Breastfeeding is so important for every aspect of baby’s longterm health, and will also convey the right amount of vitamin K. If you still feel fearful of not giving your baby the standard vitamin K injection, you can choose to give baby oral vitamin K instead.

In 1992, the Netherlands eliminated the vitamin K shot in favor of administration of 1 mg oral Vitamin K at birth followed by daily doses of 25 mcg from week 1 to 3 months of age in breastfed infants (source).

In Switzerland, a slightly different oral vitamin K protocol is used, which consists of weekly 1 mg oral doses for 2-3 months.

The result of this change?  No cases of Vitamin K Deficiency Bleeding  (VKDB) – even late onset!

If your healthcare provider is leading you to believe that there aren’t safe and effective alternatives to the toxic vitamin K shot, time to call them out on their ignorance.

Parenting is one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences of our lifetime. One an injection is given, it cannot be taken back. Please research exactly what you want your baby to be injected with BEFORE you have to make the decision. Parents need to increase their intuition and decrease their reliance on medical doctors.

Why Are American Doctors so Clueless?

The infant mortality rate in the US is absolutely abysmal, ranking in 34th place after countries like Singapore, the Czech Republic, South Korea, Croatia, and Cuba. This despite having “the best” medicine in the world—and spending more than any other country on health care to boot. It’s quite clear that Americans have a lot to learn with regards to what makes for a healthy baby.

Long-term health does not at all appear to be correlated with getting an abundance of injections. We’re missing something, and I believe that something is really fundamental and basic. Many Americans do not trust their bodies to do what nature intended their bodies to do. The human body is imbued with the power to self heal, if given adequate support.

All my love,
Author: Becky Hastings, wife, mother, grandmother, passionate follower of Jesus and truth. As a breastfeeding counselor for over 25 years, Becky is devoted to helping parents make wise decisions for the long-term health and wellbeing of their babies. As a member of a Vaccine Safety Education Coalition, Becky writes and speaks on the topic of vaccine safety. Becky loves mountain biking and appreciates donations, which mainly encourage her.

A Choice

A song I heard recently resonated in my heart: “I need You to soften my heart. I need You to open my eyes, to pierce through the darkness, expose the lies and deception.” I think I added some words, but you get the idea! Here is the song in case you want to start worshipfully. It’s all about surrender and trusting that God loves you.

I’m just a mom, and now a grandmother, trying to figure out what is truly healthy for babies and children. I’ve been at this for a long time, since about 1982 when I found out God was blessing my husband and I with our first child.

Imagine this scenario:

There is a disease. It may make some people sick. A very small number of people may die if they get it. The disease can be spread from one person to another, but self-imposed separation can reduce the spread, and most people will recover fully and obtain lifelong protection and never get that disease again.

Now, some smart people didn’t want to see people suffering. They didn’t have confidence in the body’s self-healing mechanisms. They considered themselves able to circumvent God’s design. They developed a ‘preventative measure’ against the disease.

This ‘preventative measure’ may prevent someone from getting the disease, but it is known that it will kill some previously healthy people – we know that some percentage will die from receiving this ‘preventative measure.’ And, it will cause lifelong damage and suffering to an undetermined, but substantial, number of people.

Which do you choose?

Please bear in mind that there are other ways of helping to reduce the impact of the disease and shorten the duration of suffering – ways that are completely safe and beneficial.

What do you choose? The man-made ‘preventative measure’ that WILL kill and harm some? Or, the potential risk of getting the disease, and using known safe measures to treat it?

What number of healthy people dying will it take before the ‘preventative measure’ is unthinkable?

There are many ways of reducing the duration and severity of the illness, which do not result in death or life-long impairment. Would you choose these? Or would you choose the ‘preventative measure’ that will kill and seriously harm some?

Your child could be one of the ones harmed.

But, the plot thickens…

What if you knew that this ‘preventative measure’ is built on the lives of aborted babies, and the final product contains DNA fragments from the cells of those babies?

More on that in the next blog

Before we choose a ‘preventative measure’ that has the known capacity to kill some, we need to research that preventative measure extremely carefully, paying close attention to who is providing the information, and what they may possible gain from their connection to the ‘preventative measure’.

Author: Becky Hastings, wife, mother, grandmother, passionate follower of Jesus and truth. As a breastfeeding counselor for over 25 years, Becky is devoted to helping parents make wise decisions for the long-term health and wellbeing of their babies. As a member of a Vaccine Safety Education Coalition, Becky writes and speaks on the topic of vaccine safety. Becky also loves mountain biking and appreciates donations which mainly encourage her.