Vacunas: Una Guí­a para Padres Inteligentes

Cómo tomar decisiones seguras y sensatas sobre los riesgos, beneficios, y alternativas

About The Book

Decidir si uno quiere o cuando se debe vacunar un niño, es una de las decisiones de la salud más dif íciles y más importantes que hará un padre. el acrecimiento recién del número de acunas recomendadas y la controversia sobre su seguridad y efectividad ha dejado a muchos adres confusos y preocupados.

Partera, herbalista y madre de cuatro hijos, aviva Jill romm, examina los datos corrientes sobre la seguridad y eficacia de vacunación y nos ofrece una discusión equilibrada de cada tipo de vacuna para niños. Nos presenta el espectro total de opciones para padres: un programa completo de vacunas, ya sea de norma o individual, vacunas selectivas, o no vacunar. la autora detalla como negociar con los del servicio de guardería infantil y con los requerimientos del colegio, as relaciones con otros padres, y las consequencias de viajar con niños que no han sido vacunados. el libro incluye sugestiones para fortalecer el sistema imunológico de los niños y mantener la salud, y recomienda remedios herbales y homeopáticos para enfermedades infantiles. la autora ofrece una guía para ayudar a padres decidir lo que es apropiado para sus hijos y da énfasis en que no hay una sola manera para cada niño.

About The Author

Aviva Jill Romm is a certified professional midwife, practicing herbalist, and the former president of the American Herbalists Guild. She is the author of The Natural Pregnancy Book, The Pocket Guide to Midwifery Care, and Naturally Healthy Babies and Children as well as coauthor of ADHD Alternatives. She lives with her family in Georgia.

Raves and Reviews

"The best book I've seen on the subject. Its commonsense, nonhysterical approach assures legitimate informed consent."

– Peggy O'Mara, publisher of Mothering magazine

"Aviva Romm has written a book of aid and comfort for agonized parents who must make intelligent life decisions for their kids while lacking reliable information about how vaccines act."

– Richard Moskowitz, M.D.

"This must-read book is a valuable resource for all parents."

– Mary Bove, N.D., author of The Encyclopedia of Natural Healing for Children and Infants

"Aviva Jill Romm brings a high level of intelligence and insight to the debate on public policies regarding vaccination. Level-headed and thoroughly researched, yet eminently readable, her book leaves no stones unturned and refuses to shy away from challenging the status quo. It should be read by every parent who is considering vaccination for their child; and I daresay that it should also be mandatory reading for every health professional in the position of recommending (or discouraging) the use of vaccines."

– Robert Rountree, M.D., coauthor of Smart Medicine for a Healthier Child

"Aviva Romm has written a well researched book that will educate and empower parents."

– Lawrence B. Palevsky, M.D., Holistic and Integrative Pediatrician

"Now especially, as the anthrax scare has some folks advocating compulsory vaccinations for all, Romm's wise and well-written book is a breath of fresh air."

– MS, Napra ReView, January/February 2002

"Romm takes a holistic approach to disease prevention yet provides balanced information on all aspects of the vaccination controversy. Overall, the book uses a commonsense approach that allows the reader to weigh the available options."

– Living Without, Summer 2002

". . . provides objective, useful information to support parents as they make decisions about immunization."

– Barabara M. Bibel, Criticas, Fall 2006

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