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post #21 of 30
I decided to not go to well baby visits. (I'll trust my instints)

I took dd at 2 days, and also again at 2 weeks. As for right now I plan to take her at either 6m or 1 yr.
post #22 of 30
Why are doctors so worried about unvaxxed babies? Is it because they dont come in and pay the $200 every 2 months? Is it becauses the other vaxxed kids are gonna get some kind of diseases from the dangerous unvaxxed kid?

Seriously, I would ask the doc "So you dont belive my child should be entitled to health care?"

WTF.
post #23 of 30
They say it is risky for the other children and for my child. They dont want to be responsible. Shouldn't I, as the parent, have a choice in this? it feels as though I am being bullied into a corner. I agree...

WTF.
post #24 of 30
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Originally Posted by transformed View Post
Why are doctors so worried about unvaxxed babies? Is it because they dont come in and pay the $200 every 2 months? Is it becauses the other vaxxed kids are gonna get some kind of diseases from the dangerous unvaxxed kid?

Seriously, I would ask the doc "So you dont belive my child should be entitled to health care?"

WTF.

I think doctors are worried because they feel their patients' lives are being unduly put at increased risk by the parent (not that I agree, just saying that's probably what they think.)
post #25 of 30
I'm a little more jaded...I think it's a power play to coerce you into vaxing b/c "they" have decided it's necessary.

Chrsta
post #26 of 30
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Originally Posted by MmeMuffin View Post
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.
That's me, too. Our doc is totally fine with my kiddos not being vaccinated, and I like to just have a 'pro' eyeball my kiddos when they're teeny so I know they're doing well. And, like Muffin, I've had questions at each point, so I'd be making the appointments anyways.

I'm a little less A.R. about when we have the appts this time, and I'm not doing quite as many, but our doc and her nurse practitioner are both cool so I enjoy going.
post #27 of 30
I'm lucky and found a no/delayed vax-friendly ped. He's great! He said, just tell me if and when you want to do any shots.

It is a hassle to take her in but I like the benefit of having established care with a doctor. I'd like to build a relationship with the man. Particularly since I *don't* want to vax, I'd like a doctor familiar with her health history in case I ever run into a VPD...I'd like to have someone who is familiar with my concerns and my daughter should she ever need medical assistance, etc. It's a drag to switch doctors all the time and try to reestablish yourself as a patient/going through your medical history/etc. It'd be different if I couldn't find a ped okay with my stance on vax but since he is, I figure it's worth the money and time. Like Muffin, too, I have questions! I enjoy that he looks over her hips, head, ears, etc. As a new parent I worry I may dismiss something "trusting my instincts" that may actually need some attention, so I do feel comfortable with that.
post #28 of 30
If you can't find a ped, try going to the local health department for check-ups.
post #29 of 30
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I'm lucky and found a no/delayed vax-friendly ped. He's great! He said, just tell me if and when you want to do any shots.

It is a hassle to take her in but I like the benefit of having established care with a doctor. I'd like to build a relationship with the man. Particularly since I *don't* want to vax, I'd like a doctor familiar with her health history in case I ever run into a VPD...I'd like to have someone who is familiar with my concerns and my daughter should she ever need medical assistance, etc. It's a drag to switch doctors all the time and try to reestablish yourself as a patient/going through your medical history/etc. It'd be different if I couldn't find a ped okay with my stance on vax but since he is, I figure it's worth the money and time. Like Muffin, too, I have questions! I enjoy that he looks over her hips, head, ears, etc. As a new parent I worry I may dismiss something "trusting my instincts" that may actually need some attention, so I do feel comfortable with that.
I agree. My daughter became seriously ill in November and I got "busted" because my daughter hadn't seen the Dr. in close to a year. The Ped. felt really uncomfortable not having a good history on my DD and basically told me that I needed to be more vigilant about bringing her in, even when she's healthy. Will not make that mistake again. It's much better to have a healthy, established relationship. If you want to skip appts., at least let the Dr. know your plans so he doesn't feel like you just "using" him when your baby becomes ill and you call him out of the blue.
post #30 of 30
I like keeping WBVs for at least the first 6-9 months. It's nice to have an "official" record of growth, and so forth, and since our doctors in the past have all been very non-controlling* (in the sense of allowing me make the health decisions for my children! Imagine that!), so it's pretty low-pressure. I like to keep an eye on the growth curve, and while I can certainly do that on my own, if something were to come up, I'd feel much more comfortable taking my kids to someone with whom we've made the effort--on both sides--to establish a real relationship. After 6-9 months, I don't generally make WBVs, except perhaps once per year if we haven't been in for another reason that year. We are very healthy, FTMP, and it actually has happened--even with 3 kids--that we've had a year without any sick appointments whatsoever!


*and as a side note, IMO, a care-provider who is non-controlling and respects the parents' rights to make health-care decisions for their children is more important than a care-provider who agrees with me on any particular issue, even vax.
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