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If you don't vax what about

post #1 of 30
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well baby visits. DD#1 was vaxed and went to all well baby visits on the 2,4,6 mth schedule. If I am delaying vaxing, then does dd#2 need to go and when. I am really dreading having the delaying discussion with my family doc.
post #2 of 30
My midwife suggested that WBV were really only for vaxing anyway. She recommended foregoing them completely. Take baby to doc if sick (they shouldn't be vaxed if ill anyway) and don't worry about WBV.

Some famildocs don't do vaxes anyway...they would send you to the health dept to get them.

Christa
post #3 of 30
I go in every once in a while to secure a continuation of care from my ped. Also, just to have their health on record - Just.In.Case.

I have a great pedi though, and though the office visit is a drag, I always feel respected.
post #4 of 30
see below
post #5 of 30
I went to one yesterday and I must say, I dont know what the point was. I can go to the WIC center and check weight. And, they told me that if I didnt get DS vaxed by the time he was 6 months, they refuse to see him. This seems to be the pattern around here. There was one nurse practitionor who would see the non-vaxed and she moved, so I dont know what we will do. I would like to have a ped just in case I ever need one, but I dont even think anyone will see my DS without being vaxed.
post #6 of 30
i'm planning to go. i love my FP. kid germs don't coat the office (the patients almost entirely adults - and i wear her in the moby in the waiting room), there's no pressure to vax, i like checking her weight gain and length, and so far i've had questions each time and i have questions for the 2 month appt too. i can understand why people don't go, of course, but it's not hard for me to get there, and i only get good things out of it, so i don't see why not, for now.
post #7 of 30
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Originally Posted by Katfka View Post
I go in every once in a while to secure a continuation of care from my ped. Also, just to have their health on record - Just.In.Case.
ditto
post #8 of 30
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Originally Posted by Katfka View Post
I go in every once in a while to secure a continuation of care from my ped. Also, just to have their health on record - Just.In.Case.
ditto as well

we have such an alternative lifestyle... have heard of people losing their kids from the food they eat even... also a sil works for cps. altho she's been the nicest of dh's sh&**y relatives i still don't trust her

the ped we went to said " i see you had a homebirth w/ ________(insert midwife)" then she let out a big sigh and didn't even bring anything up like vax
post #9 of 30
We just had our first visit with a vax-free-friendly ped and even as a new patient visit it was pretty pointless. They only want to see us again if he is sick. I can keep track of his length, weight, and milestones without the hassle of a doctor's visit.
post #10 of 30
My doc is very friendly to us not vaxing. She said she'd like to see her at 2 mos, and I might take her because we seem to be having food allergy issues, but otherwise I would wait until 6 mos just so I can see how big she has gotten! Plus she's a cool doc, so it's nice to just go talk to her.
post #11 of 30
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Plus she's a cool doc, so it's nice to just go talk to her.
: i'm glad you said that, because that's a huge part of why i go.
post #12 of 30
we go once a year for a physical.
post #13 of 30
I cannot find a doctor. I went down a list calling today and no one wants to deal with us. I would like to at least have a dr.
post #14 of 30
I started vaxing DS1 but stopped at 6 months and he hasn't been to the doc since.... so over a year. I have no cause for concern so I don't see the point in going.
post #15 of 30
I think I'm switching the girls. I love love love my doctor right now, but he is part of a large family practice in a large teaching hospital. I can never get them in to see him when they're sick (well, Anna-Lee's the only one who's been sick, but ykwim), and I have to schedule appts with him months in advance. I found a smaller peds clinic that's in the town where we are more often. When we asked if they accepted patients who didn't vaccinate, the lady was confused. I explained that some doctor's won't see unvaxed kids. She replied with "no- we have parents who don't do any vaccines, some who do some but not all, and some who do them all. that's something to talk to the doctor about but it is ultimately your decision as the parent" (hallelujah- someone finally got that! ) So when we have our first 'get-to-know-you' visit we'll figure out how often he wants to see them then.
post #16 of 30
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I cannot find a doctor. I went down a list calling today and no one wants to deal with us. I would like to at least have a dr.
I had that problem awhile back. Do you say about not vaxing straight off? I would wait until you are in there with the doc and claim religion and say you respect his opinion, but you're not budging and see if they'll keep you.
post #17 of 30
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Originally Posted by kittywitty View Post
I had that problem awhile back. Do you say about not vaxing straight off? I would wait until you are in there with the doc and claim religion and say you respect his opinion, but you're not budging and see if they'll keep you.
Both times at the offices, the doctors said "today we are going to do the __________ vaccine" and i say, "I am going to hold off on that today" and then they tell me how they will only see him for a couple visits without being vaccinated. At the dr. on monday you actually sign a form that says you understand the dr.s policy on vaccines and you will have your child vaccinated. Do you think I could get around that using the religious exemption?


When I called the other day I said it flat out to see if anyone would consider it.
post #18 of 30
I stopped all WBV after ds's last vax at 4mo. Didnt see a need since I was able to weigh & measure him at home. Now both kids only go when they are sick and dd goes when a school physical is required.

Unfortunatly Dr's do not have to accept you even with a religious exemption :

If they have that policy then I wouldnt want them to be my dr anyway since they are so closed minded.
post #19 of 30
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If they have that policy then I wouldnt want them to be my dr anyway since they are so closed minded.
That tends to be the mind set of all the dr.s around here.
post #20 of 30
It really sucks when you run across this sort of thing
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