All You Need is a Shot of Courage

Dear Mr. Dad: I am currently deployed and going to miss the birth of my first. As such, my wife and I decided to hire a doula. We found one and really like her, but unfortunately, she is not vaccinated, nor are her own children. We spoke to my wife’s OB who says there is a very slim chance of anything happening, but there is a chance. How much should we be concerned?

A: A lot. I think it’s a big mistake to go with a doula who doesn’t vaccinate herself or her children.

If your wife has been vaccinated and breastfeeds your baby, her immunity will most likely protect the baby. But we’re talking about a newborn here. Is “most likely protected” or “a slim chance of anything happening” good enough? It wouldn’t be for me–especially when you can reduce the risk to almost zero.
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Breaking away from Cults + Improve Eyesight Naturally + Power of Possible

[amazon asin=B008HAIWIW&template=thumbnail1&chan=default]Guest: Steve Hassan, author of Freedom of Mind.
Topic: Helping loved ones leave controlling people, cults, and beliefs.
Issues: Evaluating the situation; what all cults have in common; understanding the tactics used by cults to recruit and retain members; communicating with a cult member; planning and holding interventions; and much more.


[amazon asin=1591792568&template=thumbnail1&chan=default]Guest 2: Meir Schneider, creator of the Natural Vision Improvement Kit.
Topic: Improving eyesight naturally.
Issues: Proven, non-surgical methods of improving eyesight; exercises to increase eye health; what accounts for the growing percentage of children who wear glasses; Meir Schneider’s inspirational story of overcoming blindness using these techniques.


[amazon asin=B0049P24A6&template=thumbnail1&chan=default]Guest 3: Auriela McCarthy, author of The Power of the Possible
Topic: How to stop being right and start being happy.
Issues: How to stop arguing over mundane issues like housework; using everyday stories from real people as a way to get you to rethink everything you believe about relationships and how to make them better.