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Some observations from my #pregnancy so far (personal and not true for all). A never ending thread: 1) Your mother always seems to remember a “magical” pregnancy until you are definitely pregnant and then suddenly her memory serves up all the drama, hormones and heartburn.
2) Even though doctors nowadays seem to know a lot, there is still a surprising amount that they don’t. So if something is not as expected they will cross things off the list and at the end your options are A) the kid’s fine, B) the kid has alien DNA and MIB is coming.
3) Different countries have wildly different rules about pregnancy. In Greece sex is “not recommended” until the 16th week, in the UK they encourage exercise... 😂😂😂
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Something I’ve thought of posting for awhile:

My personal manifesto on vaccines in the context of measles outbreaks and as an Epi PhD student with a small child under the age of 1.

A thread.

Grab some popcorn and settle in.

#Parenthood #StudentParent #EpiTwitter
A bit of background: We have family and many friends who live on #VashonIsland (known for having low rates of immunization).

My undergraduate thesis looked at school rates of vaccines on Vashon and found no #herdimmunity for ANY vaccine preventable disease in 2012.
Vashon is an evil genius’ dream for an outbreak.

There are 2 grocery stores, where everyone shops.

The schools share facilities, have student mentor exchanges, etc.

There are regular student trips to the 1 senior center.

Did I mention it’s an island?

It's dry tinder.
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