this question is pretty specific, but any help you can offer would be great. I'm not looking for any criticism of my decisions, just help if you've BTDT.
We're planning an unassisted home birth and also do not intend to vaccinate. In North Carolina, the only exemptions they accept are medical (for allergies to the vaccine and such) and religious. I'm hoping that someone from the pagan community in NC has been in this situation and tell me what you did. I'm gathering all the information I possibly can (and will be reposting this on another thread elsewhere on Mothering) on how you wrote up your religious exemption statement. Because most earth-based religions don't have a strict hierarchy and there are tons of solitary practitioners, like myself, it's going to be hard to site specific beliefs that will be credible in the bible belt. I've been calling pediatricians to set up for my first appointment for baby after she is born (I'm currently 37 weeks & 3 days) and they're all very emphatic on the need to vaccinate. All of the offices I've called require the two of us to come in within 24 hours of baby's birth to make sure she's healthy. I need to have my info together by that time.
If you have any resources that can help me, I would greatly appreciate them.