Originally Posted by blessed
Another option would be to have her seen by a family practioner. They're typically much more open to nonvax than pediatricians.
If this lady or some other person calls CPS on you, it would be a million times easier if you could just produce records from a doctor visit. Curbside consults from friends aren't helpful in that way, because no official record of the visit exists.
I too agree with this. It is much more difficult to question a "mainstream" established record of care. I was genuinely concerned about this and took dd to the ped at four days for a nb exam, prepared to shoot down any vax business. We got a little flack from a nurse (who seemed altogether grouchy as a rule) but the doctor didn't even miss a beat...just wrote "homebirth with midwife" on her chart.
I'm curious as to why you'd want to avoid allopathic medicine altogether...is it because of the UC? Vaccine registry?
This is a general question, not necessarily directed at the OP. I'm genuinely wondering as I do feel there is a time and a place for MD care...I'm not *totally* against the medical establishment.
The vaccine registry is irritating though. Our ped has zero problem with no/delayed vaxxing - in fact doesn't even bring it up, no waivers, etc. Also recommends herbal tea vs. antibiotics...I was lucky to find him. I've still been getting reminder postcards from somewhere (state or county), though, I'm assuming as a result of the birth certificate business?
It was the bc business that led the state to us regarding the PKU, too. Which I tried to get at the ped but could only have done at the hospital...where I definitely didn't want to take my nb.
If my SIL or any family member was making threats about CPS, that would be the LAST time we talked. Period. I don't need people like that anywhere near my child.