Blog

Australian mom reverses anti-vaccine stance after newborn gets whooping cough | Fox News

(iStock)

An Australian mother who refused to be vaccinated against whooping cough has changed her stance on immunizations after passing the illness on to her newborn child.

If I could turn back time, I would protect myself, Cormit Avital said in a video, according to Australian Broadcasting Company (ABC.net). Its been a nightmare.

Avital further explained she was offered the vaccine at 28 weeks pregnant but rejected it. The first-time mom, who owns a health beverage company, said she stayed fit and consumed organic food during her pregnancy, and suffered no complications or deficiencies.

[But] even me, the bulletproof lady who has never been to a doctor, traveled the world and felt healthy, got whooping cough, she said, according to ABC.net.

A few days after Avital gave birth to daughter Eva, doctors informed her that both she and the child had whooping cough. Avita said Evas symptoms began as a slight cough, but within two weeks they turned to horror movie coughing.

Symptoms of whooping cough can begin with runny nose, low-grade fever, occasional cough and a pause in breathing, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Symptoms can then progress to coughing fits, vomiting and exhaustion.

More on this…

  • Vaccines, breast-feeding tied to decline in ear infections

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2016/04/06/australian-mom-reverses-anti-vaccine-stance-after-newborn-gets-whooping-cough.html

Similar Posts