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My husband and I are trying to figure out when to have our first baby… and there are a few things we need to consider. One of which is our trip to India in December 2009.
So, we are wondering if we should have a baby now… or after our India trip. If we have a baby now, the baby will by only months old on our trip to India. I am sure it’s difficult to travel with a baby! What’s really stopping us is vaccinations! Not for us, but for the baby! Would the baby be too young for the required vaccinations?
The CDC posts these vaccinations: Hepatitis A, B, measles/mumps/rubella (MMR) vaccine, diphtheria/pertussis/tetanus (DPT) vaccine, poliovirus vaccine, polio, etc…
I read about the bad effects of vaccinations. And also about thuja, chlorella, cilantro… and even trying to get a ‘waiver’ if going for missionary purposes. I can see taking the chlorella, cilantro, etc. for an adult but, what about the baby?
The other option is to wait until we get back from India. But, we are not sure when we are returning. We are going to India for 2 weeks or a year (all depends). And, we are in our 30s… so time is a factor. We are 32 & 36. Not to mention, I just read this post on Compulsory Vaccination. I don’t look forward to returning to the States with all states mandating vaccinations. (Well, if that can really happen during that time…) Since this would be our first baby, would we still be “okay” having our first baby at ages 35 & 39? I’m sure we would… but, I just want to hear it from someone else who had their first baby in their mid-to-late 30s. :o) But one thing for sure is we are going to India around Dec 2009.
Not to mention, I also welcome your advice about traveling with a baby from the US to India too.