Hi there mamas,
We have gone to multiple peds who continually make me feel nervous and for lack of better words, dumb.
The last doc, when discovered I am not comfortable vaxxing, said "I suppose I would feel the same if I never went to medical school".
She then went on to tell me about all of the numerous illnesses she has seen begin rising in the last 5 years.
(I should note, she was being very diplomatic, not accusing or anything)
She explained that she felt my dd should have this and that, including flu shots & chicken pox.
I conceded and gave dd a dTap vax. This was at 1 year. I have not been back because I felt so pushed into my decision.
Although to be honest, I would love it if they could just listen to her heart beat and see how she is growing.
(This is our 4th doctor) There are so many alternative clinics around here, but they rarely take insurance. So I am stuck with all the rest.
I don't feel smart enough when it comes to vax. I have read a few books, visit websites (dr. tenpenny, thinktwice, etc.)
I had nothing to say to this doc when she started telling me about the extreme illnesses and a few deaths from non-vaxxers. And I felt like I was 10 years old, not a mother.
Alright, I don't know where I am going with this. Just looking for some advice, or sympathy :-)