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NaturallyBorn Editor
Let’s get this out in the open. I’m a naturally minded mom. I had unmedicated childbirths, I breastfed all of my kids for at least a year and up to three years, I babywore, co-slept, and cloth diapered my kids. I made most of my own baby food. I’ve homeschooled several of my kids. But the thing that may shock you is this: all six of my kids are completely vaccinated. On schedule.

When my oldest was born, vaccines were not questioned nearly as much as they are now. My biggest worry was how to afford them. At the time (nearly 18 years ago) we had rather limited insurance that did not cover well-child visits. I quickly learned that the most expensive part of this visit was the administration of vaccines. His first such visit cost us over $600. I was shocked, to say the least. My first response though, was not to forgo the shots in the future, but to find a way to have them administered more affordably. The county health department was our choice.

Why, you may ask, was I so adamant about having my sweet, clean, pure, baby,  injected with chemicals and toxins? Why would I want him to endure the pain of an injection?