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#1 of 8 Old 11-07-2008, 04:05 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I tried the tribal area and got no replies. So now I'm not sure where to go from here.

TIA, Terri
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Do you see a chiropractor? Many chiropractors do not vaccinate their children so you could check with one and see if they have any recommendations.

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Places I'd look/ask (in addition to FYT):
-local midwives
-local chiropractors
-yahoo groups--AP/API, babywearing, cloth-diapering, holistic moms, native nutrition (affiliated with the Weston Price food folks),
-local health food store
-any alternative healthcare provider you run into/get a rec for

It's frustrating to not be able to find someone (and stressful to talk that first time!) so best of luck to you.

There's also an article at insidevaccines.com about finding healthcare providers.

Oh--did you search the older threads in FYT? It's usually been discussed before, but I noticed there's not much history there anymore, not sure what/why the old threads were deleted/moved/other? Folks may not realize the info is not as search-able as it used to be (so you may need to bump your thread a bit). hth
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My anti-vax midwife referred me to an anti-vax pediatrician. And then the pediatrician referred me to an anti-vax chiropractor. These are the only three practitioners that my daughter has ever seen since I did a home birth. Its nice having everyone be anti-vax

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Thanks. I'll try some of these and see what happens. I'll let you know how it goes.

Thanks, Terri
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You're in WA. So am I! We use a naturopath for DS's care. Not all will care for an infant who is not also under an MD's care, but we found one and it was terrific.

She actually now has a few vaccines that she makes available for parents who haven't totally decided against vaxes, but all she does during visits is ASK if you're doing vaccines, and if you say "no" she just checks off that box and moves along.

The two times DS went to the ER last year, we just gave her name (didn't say ND or MD, just Dr so and so) as his physician, and it was all fine.
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In addition to the ideas above, you can try asking some mothers in your local LLL group after the meeting. Local homeschooling groups might also be good places to find a mama or two who might have some suggestions for you.

If those arent' options, we had good luck focusing on finding a PCP who was NOT an MD. We looked for DOs and NDs - and we found a DO who was fine with not vaccinating on the first try. I prefer personal recommendations from likeminded local mamas, which is how we found our wonderful nurse-practitioner, but osteopaths and naturopaths do tend to be good choices. And DOs are covered by most insurance.

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