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#1 of 9 Old 05-22-2008, 03:46 PM - Thread Starter
 
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As a labor-delivery nurse I have sent many new parents home with the standard MN Dept. of Health Immunization folder. I had read through it, but never word for word.

Then 1.5 weeks ago I had scheduled my sons 2 mo. visit/shots, but was turned away because he was not yet 8 weeks. This last weekend a friend encouraged me to do the research before I brought him back for the immunizations. Once I started researching the risks/benefits/ineffectiveness of all the vaccines I was disgusted. No wild cases of polio in 29 years?! I understand why the vaccine was created and all that, but there is no way I would give him that when he is VERY unlikely to be exposed! You all understand where I am coming from...

So I found this board and was so pleased to see others like me!

Rewind to 1.5 weeks ago, I left the MD's office incredibly upset because I could not get his shots over with, but now I am so thankful!
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Good for you!

Can I ask where you're a labor/delivery nurse? If you'd rather not say, that's okay. I was just curious because I live in MN and work for a FP who does Ob/Gyn, too.
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I work at Regina in Hastings. We are a smaller Level 1 facility with one OB doc and the rest are all FP. I really like my hospital but I am a bit nervous to see what my son's doc will say Re:not vaccinating.

Do you mind if I ask where you work? Is your FP or pedi supportive of not vaccinating?
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Good for you researching and coming up with your OWN opinion/view. I respect anyone who does research regardless of the outcome! I too am a nurse but I work on a cardiac floor in another state :-) The more research you do, the more stuff starts to connect and come together.
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So glad your friend encouraged you to do research and you decided to not vax. I wish I was a little more open about my vax stance with others for this reason.

You can post in your tribal area to find a ped who is supportive of your decisions.
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I work at Regina in Hastings. We are a smaller Level 1 facility with one OB doc and the rest are all FP. I really like my hospital but I am a bit nervous to see what my son's doc will say Re:not vaccinating.

Do you mind if I ask where you work? Is your FP or pedi supportive of not vaccinating?

I nanny for a FP in St. Cloud (she works at St. Cloud Medical Group) and she is VERY pro-vax. We don't see her as our doctor, and I never discuss anything medical with her!

We see another FP in town who is pro-vax but VERY supportive of us not vaccinating. He never pushes vax's on anyone and believes vaccinating should be a parent's decision, not the doctor's (or the government's)!
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alright, good for you, mama. I agree with what a pp stated about being respectful of any decision that someone comes up with that is a well-researched opinion.

Kate, Wife to DH and Mommy to a 5yo lovin' DS; three angels 4/08 9/08 3/10 in Heaven,
waitin' for my baby

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I'm so happy for you!! I unfortunately did not do my research until after the 2-month shots, which of course I regret now. So glad you can avoid that regret and guilt!!

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I'm so happy to hear you were given the opportunity to research the "other side of the story" before your child's first shots.
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