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Had to cancel DD's 1yr wellness visit for today bc of work.  The secretary literally almost dropped the phone when I said I couldn't reschedule today since I didn't have my calendar - "But you NEED to come in before the end of the year because she NEEDS to get her shots done!".  I calmly stated the I sign the waiver and we don't vax and told her I'd call back to schedule.  Well she must have thought I was lying because later this evening I got a call from my pedi reassuring me that it was ok for me to not vax, she could live with that, but that if I wasn't coming in regularly for wellnesss visits they couldn't continue to see me.  ::sigh::  I started to laugh and told her no I wasn't avoiding them I just really had no idea about my work schedule in the coming weeks and I needed to sort that out first!  Pedi seemed relieved as her voice came down a few octives after that lol.  Guess on a positive note it's nice to know our pedi is finally coming around to my decision to stop vaxxing and isn't going to be pushing the issue in the future :-)   And on another positive note we have an appt monday for DD with a naturopath to figure out what her allergies are!

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It's good that she's not giving you a hard time about not vaxxing. We see a naturopath for our medical care, including well baby checks, and she doesn't push too hard on the vax stuff, but does try to talk us into a few. I hope you're able to continue having a good relationship with your ped smile.gif

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It's good that she's not giving you a hard time about not vaxxing. We see a naturopath for our medical care, including well baby checks, and she doesn't push too hard on the vax stuff, but does try to talk us into a few. I hope you're able to continue having a good relationship with your ped smile.gif

i've never met a naturpath who pushed vaccines.....sounds kinda contradictory to me.  

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It's good that she's not giving you a hard time about not vaxxing. We see a naturopath for our medical care, including well baby checks, and she doesn't push too hard on the vax stuff, but does try to talk us into a few. I hope you're able to continue having a good relationship with your ped smile.gif

Thanks!  This will be our first visit with the Naturopath who was recommended by my chiropractor (she takes her 4mo twins there).  From what I've read of her and from conversations with the chiro, she's not at all concerned about vaxxing and my hope is that if the pedi goes back on her word and starts to push the vaxxing again, I can use the naturopath for well visits instead.  I also have to see how easily this will go in terms of insurance - the naturopathic doc doesn't accept it but will provide me with paperwork to submit to my insurance co who does cover nturopathic visits.

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 I also have to see how easily this will go in terms of insurance - the naturopathic doc doesn't accept it but will provide me with paperwork to submit to my insurance co who does cover nturopathic visits.

 

That's nice. I've never had insurance that covered them. Good luck with your visit!


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i've never met a naturpath who pushed vaccines.....sounds kinda contradictory to me.  
That's what I would've thought, too. We started at this practice with an ND who actually teaches vaccine courses. She recommended holding off on most vax till age 2 but doing several during infancy. We decided to hold off on all of them for now and her response was neutral- not supportive but not too negative. She moved away and left the practice and this ND is her replacement. Honestly, I'm not thrilled with her because she is a little pushy with meds (quick to prescribe abx for ear infections, asks often about vax even though we've stated that we are not doing any right now) and that was something we hoped to avoid with naturopathy.

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Well I officially love the ND and pretty sure DD feels the same!  Awesome visit.  DD is sensitive to dairy and oats (as I suspected, and thankfully it's not an allergy), and she felt very strongly that it was a reaction caused by the Hib vax - DD had a reaction to the Hib and DTaP vials and is on a detox for both.  She was SUPER supportive of my decision to stop vaxxing and even commented that based on DD's reactions to her past vax's (2 & 4mos) she would strongly recommend NOT vaxing her ever again, and if so to delay as long as possible and spaced out to leave time for detox.  Even said I shoud avoid tylenol for her and if for some reason I needed t give her meds for pain that she (the ND) couldn't control with homeopathic remedies, that I should do alieve instead.  Said tylenol will intensify the vaccine reaction.  She's on 3mos of daily probiotics, mycotox, and biotin to heal her stomach along with and 2wk round of hib detox - 1 week rest - 2wk dtap detox.  Best part was she acually tested her with each of the remedies to see which ones she would tolerate - so of the 3 or 4 probiotics, she only reacted favorably to one!  Good to know since I was doing daily probiotics but never thought about how she might be affected by different ones.  As a bonus, she was curious about my sensitivities and did a few food checks with me - very mildly sensitive to dairy and gluten :-)  So we'll be avoiding grains til 18mos when she will be retested on the oats, and if all goes well she will be ok with them, and shortly after should be just fine on dairy as well!  As a bonus I don't have to worry about any nut allergies as she was incredibly tolerant of those, yah!!!!

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Not all naturopaths completely shun allopathic medicine. In fact some homeopaths look at vaccines as a homeopathic concept. 


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Not all naturopaths completely shun allopathic medicine. In fact some homeopaths look at vaccines as a homeopathic concept. 

Then I am not sure how they can call themselves homeopaths.


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Not all naturopaths completely shun allopathic medicine. In fact some homeopaths look at vaccines as a homeopathic concept. 
Then I am not sure how they can call themselves homeopaths.

AFAIK none of them give vaccines. But they do believe that "like cures like."

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If I wanted another person to talk to me about vaxxing, I'd just visit a vax-pushing pedi more often.  I would never go to a ND that vaxxed or in any way tried to persuade me to vax.  This particular ND was recommended by my chiropractor who takes her twins there and I know she doesn't vax so it was a perfect fit for me.  The older I get, the more I'm attracted to those 'on the fringe' of society that I once considered hippy wierdos ;-)  And ftr - my hubby calls me a hippy weirdo all the time lol

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