Hi everyone! My name is Lisa, and I haven't been on this board in a long time, it seems a little hard to navigate. But, I am totally a natural mama and into this natural med thing, so here's what I've found:
my dd will be 2 in Feb and I was determined not to do any vax with her, so I found a holistic GP in Beloit, WI (we live in Belvidere). I LOVED him because he had his feet in both worlds, but since he wasn't a ped, he wasn't as accessible as one. With this being my first child, it was kind of rough knowing when to call him and such.
well, Anna got strep pneumonia and had to have surgery (long story), and Dr Bouc did not have privileges in Rockford, so Dr Shah admitted her and over saw her care while she was at OSF. She was very kind and did not treat me harshly for not vaccinating. My original plan was to wait til she was 2, but now that that is approaching and the more I read, I am having anxiety over that too.
So...I decided to stay with Dr Shah. Later someone in my moms' group toldme that she is one of the few peds who will take a backseat and not push the vax relentlessly (whew!). We were going to get shots and then I cancelled the appt and at our last visit, she made me sign something saying I didn't want them. She is obviously pro-vax, but she's not being aggressive about it.
When I learned about Dr Federici, she sounded great too, but she keeps regular hours and isn't on call like Dr Shah. Plus, her hospital affiliation is Kish in Dekalb and that wouldn't work for us; I really like OSF and that's the closest for us in an emergency.
I know this is a long email, but I am REALLY in need of some holistic mama fellowship: all my mom friends are very traditional and I just can't stomach giving my dd vax.......looking forward to 'speaking' more with you! Help!! haha!