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post #21 of 68

no vaccines here. i feel safer knowing her body is free from Nero  toxins and all the other strange and unnatural chemicals in the vaccines. she is 3 and also has not had to go to the Dr for a sick visit. runny nose, slight cough, 1 low grade, short lived fever and a bout of diarrhea is all we've dealt with so far. her immune system is in tact and doing it's job.

post #22 of 68

No vaxes here.  I felt anxious too, when I first made the decision.  My advice is to keep researching and trust your instincts.  I will continue to keep my eye on current findings, but from what I've read so far, I feel very confident now with my decision not to vaccinate.  Oh, and what I've read are not fringe, out-there, alternative sites either.  The website that really convinced me was the CDC's site.  I was literally laughing out loud at some of the stats they cite in their "pink book".  The way I see it, we all take a risk whatever we decide.  Vaxing families are taking a risk that they will not be harmed or killed by a vaccine, and non-vaxers are taking a risk that their kids will not be severely damaged or killed by a VPD.  From what I've read, the odds of being irreparably harmed by vaxing is much higher than that of being irreparably harmed by a VPD.  Keep researching, I think you're on the right track :)

post #23 of 68

No more vaxes here either.  DD unfortunately got the birth dose HepB (talk about not being educated enough at the time yet - although that inner voice was screaming 'noooooo' - that's why I started the research).  DD is over a year now.  I'm still reasearching but the more I find out the more confident I'm in our decision.  

post #24 of 68

None here. There just wasn't a single one I felt DS needed.

post #25 of 68

None here either. My dd is 18-months old and she has been sick once (other than teething-related issues). She got strep the week after she started daycare and she kicked it in 2 days without antibiotics (we gave her extra of her usual supplements - D3, C, probiotics and cod liver oil) as well as extra trips to the chiropractor.

 

I spent years researching and reading everything I could get my hands on (both pro and con), so once I made the decision, I felt confident in it. I think I also give off the "don't mess with me" vibe because my ped (who pressures other non/delayed vax friends of mine) usually drops his arguments rather quickly. This is the ending conversation at her 18-month well visit:

 

Doc: Are you sure you don't want to start shots today? You know that I recommend them...
Me: Yep. Positive.
Doc: Is she in daycare?
Me: Yes, since 8.5 months.
Doc: Man...she could get all kinds of stuff there. Meningitis just really scares me
Me: Meningitis scares me too, but even IF she gets vaxed for it, she can still get it, so I don't see the point in injecting her with something that isn't guaranteed to protect her, but is guaranteed to contain known poisons; poisons which have been proven to suppress normal immune function.
Doc: **crickets**

post #26 of 68
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Originally Posted by SuburbanHippie View Post

We've stopped vaccinating my oldest 3 children.  My youngest is completely vax-free.  This baby won't be vaccinated either. 


 

yeahthat.gif  exactly the same for us (except baby #5 is already earthside thumb.gif)

post #27 of 68



 

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Originally Posted by lionohmy View Post

None here either. My dd is 18-months old and she has been sick once (other than teething-related issues). She got strep the week after she started daycare and she kicked it in 2 days without antibiotics (we gave her extra of her usual supplements - D3, C, probiotics and cod liver oil) as well as extra trips to the chiropractor.

 

I spent years researching and reading everything I could get my hands on (both pro and con), so once I made the decision, I felt confident in it. I think I also give off the "don't mess with me" vibe because my ped (who pressures other non/delayed vax friends of mine) usually drops his arguments rather quickly. This is the ending conversation at her 18-month well visit:

 

Doc: Are you sure you don't want to start shots today? You know that I recommend them...
Me: Yep. Positive.
Doc: Is she in daycare?
Me: Yes, since 8.5 months.
Doc: Man...she could get all kinds of stuff there. Meningitis just really scares me
Me: Meningitis scares me too, but even IF she gets vaxed for it, she can still get it, so I don't see the point in injecting her with something that isn't guaranteed to protect her, but is guaranteed to contain known poisons; poisons which have been proven to suppress normal immune function.
Doc: **crickets**


Love this! My first and ONLY confrontation with my DD1 pedi when she was a baby went very similar. Except doc said 'my medical advice is blah blah blah' (you know the spiel) and my response was 'correct, that is your ADVICE, and on the topic of vax I am choosing NOT to take your advice' we changed docs to a no-vax friendly one and it hasnt been an issue since. Although, I am sure I come across as very confrontational about the issue also. I dont care really, I have nothing to hide. I am so glad I live in Texas, for non-vax parents/kids the laws are pretty good in our favor. I have my exemptions for my kids when and if they ever go into daycare and for when they enter school.
 

post #28 of 68

I have stopped at 18 months with ds1 because of bad complications and seizures. Our Pediatrician agrees with us not to vaccinate him any more. ds2 is not vaccinated at all. I don't know if he will be, but he won't be until atleast 2 years old.

post #29 of 68

My oldest is 11 and had just a few that a Dr talked her Daddy into once.... a few others when my step mother was watching her for me once a week and took her to WIC and got them done without permission.... course when WIC found out that my step mother was caught they suddenly lost all records of it as they where doubling her up on them! So goodness only knows what she got! But that is a story for another day!

 

My 5 year old healthy boy has had not one shot, my 3 year old has had not one shot, and my 9 month old has had not one shot. All wonderful! I know it can be hard at first but with all the research and all the years that go by it just becomes normal and not something one thinks much of unless they wonder here or see some new horror in the news about vaccinations. Your smart though to get support now, and when ever you need it! It can be a hard road to walk alone sometimes!

post #30 of 68

DD is 5 months old and has not received any vacs... I felt anxious as well at our first doctor's appt. especially about how they would react but they're completely supportive and I haven't given it a second thought. I know I'm doing the right thing for our family.

post #31 of 68

Dd is almost 13yo and was vaxed until 2.5.I never felt right about vaccinating her,I just thought I had no choice.I started researching once I got a computer.Ds is almost 10 yo and has had only one hep b,forced in the hospital.I don't plan on ever vaxing them again,for anything.It does get easier the older they get.I do still try to keep up with the research.I don't even get asked anymore wether they are vaxed or not.The drs office is great,they don't say a word,and it's a very mainstream office in a large clinic.Even all of the specialists that ds sees don't say a word,except his heart dr might mention the flu vax but will drop it when I say no.The school is difficult,but that's a whole other story.But I still got the exemption.Good luck with your decision!

post #32 of 68
All of my children are vax free. They are 8,4,2 1/2, and 4 week twins.

I have no qualms about not vaxing, although I did about vaxing. So vax free they'll stay.
post #33 of 68

My 3-year old was born at home and has never had any vaccines.

post #34 of 68

My almost 8 y/o was vaxed until she was 18 months and then we stopped, and her 3 y/o sister has never had one at all.  We'll be keeping it that way.

post #35 of 68

No vaccines for either of my kids. They've been healthy and get the odd cold, but their immune systems deal with illness very effectively. No ear aches/infections, have never been on anti-biotics.

I'm thrilled that they got the CP from their Daddy's shingles :) Go Daddy! 

 

 

It was scary at first. I had many sleepless nights, but I'm SO glad I didn't vaccinate. I was against vaccines long before I had kids, but when the reality hits and you have to make that decision for real, it's very intimidating.

post #36 of 68
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by lionohmy View Post

None here either. My dd is 18-months old and she has been sick once (other than teething-related issues). She got strep the week after she started daycare and she kicked it in 2 days without antibiotics (we gave her extra of her usual supplements - D3, C, probiotics and cod liver oil) as well as extra trips to the chiropractor.

 

I spent years researching and reading everything I could get my hands on (both pro and con), so once I made the decision, I felt confident in it. I think I also give off the "don't mess with me" vibe because my ped (who pressures other non/delayed vax friends of mine) usually drops his arguments rather quickly. This is the ending conversation at her 18-month well visit:

 

Doc: Are you sure you don't want to start shots today? You know that I recommend them...
Me: Yep. Positive.
Doc: Is she in daycare?
Me: Yes, since 8.5 months.
Doc: Man...she could get all kinds of stuff there. Meningitis just really scares me
Me: Meningitis scares me too, but even IF she gets vaxed for it, she can still get it, so I don't see the point in injecting her with something that isn't guaranteed to protect her, but is guaranteed to contain known poisons; poisons which have been proven to suppress normal immune function.
Doc: **crickets**



love it!!!

post #37 of 68
Thread Starter 

Moms, how often do you take your los to the doctor?  

i took ds once for a 7 day and it seemed like such a waste of time, plus he immediately got sick when we got home, all those sick people in the waiting room....  the doc just looked at him, moved his limbs around(mw already did this when he was born) and smelled his naval, weighed measured...  ???  all while poor naked ds screamed in a cold fluorescent lit room on a metal table.  she also gave me the silent treatment and an EVIL glare when i declined vaxes (though i was prepared for this) and told me there is no benefit to bf ing longer than 5 months!!!    

don't get me started on her reaction to home birth...

thoughts on necessity of regular checkups?  I felt this visit did more harm than good.  limited doctor choices with my ins. 

post #38 of 68

WBV are for the purpose of vaxing. They cooincide with vaccines given. If you won't be doing them, don't go. Unless you want to build a rapport with a doc so when DS is sick and needs to go for real, then the doctor knows Ds and you a little bit. Or do what we do, go to an ND for routine things and save the ped for anything a bit more serious is needed.

 

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Originally Posted by bebestar7 View Post

Moms, how often do you take your los to the doctor?  

i took ds once for a 7 day and it seemed like such a waste of time, plus he immediately got sick when we got home, all those sick people in the waiting room....  the doc just looked at him, moved his limbs around(mw already did this when he was born) and smelled his naval, weighed measured...  ???  all while poor naked ds screamed in a cold fluorescent lit room on a metal table.  she also gave me the silent treatment and an EVIL glare when i declined vaxes (though i was prepared for this) and told me there is no benefit to bf ing longer than 5 months!!!    

don't get me started on her reaction to home birth...

thoughts on necessity of regular checkups?  I felt this visit did more harm than good.  limited doctor choices with my ins. 

post #39 of 68

If my kids haven't been sick all year, I take them in for a yearly visit until they're 6.  This is mainly for me to maintain a relationship with our naturapath.  I've done a well-visit to test my children for allergies (one was suspected of having celiacs, so we did genetic testing on him). During the first year of my children's  lives, I took them in at 1 month (saw the midwife before that) and at 6 months and again at one year. 

 

We don't go very often at all.

post #40 of 68

none of mine have ever been vaccinated, and none will be so long as it's my call.  what they do later isn't so much up to me.  It was an easy decision and I have no worries about it whatsoever.  I have never regretted it for a moment.

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