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I am still deciding about vaccs. My baby did not go to the 2 mo well baby; because she is not sick and I didn't want to talk about vaccs with the dr. I don't really like him (@ her 2wk appt) but am planning on changing insurance. So long story short she has not been to the dr since 2wks. Do I have to go? This is probably a stupid question..thanks for any input <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/innocent.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shy">
 

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Nope you don't. I never did with DD1, DD2 goes into the pedi frequently but she has been ill for most of her life so they really aren't well baby visits. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">
 

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Nope. No law that says you have to go in for WBC.<br><br>
But... keep "shopping" for a non-vax friendly doc... check out a family doctor or DO. Stay away from the pediatricians.
 

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Nope! My dd is 10mo old and she only saw my midwife at my 6week pp! Other than that we don't see a doc! Although, I have a great reccomendation for a natural path if I ever have the need to take her in somewhere. My sisters are 16yrs old and my mom never took them to their wellness checks. They've been healthy!!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Who is the natural path you recommend. I am assuming the central Texas area?<br>
Thanks everyone. I am really excited that you mammas re-afirmed my instincts.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/loveeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Loveeyes">:
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I am still deciding about vaccs. My baby did not go to the 2 mo well baby; because she is not sick and I didn't want to talk about vaccs with the dr. I don't really like him (@ her 2wk appt) but am planning on changing insurance. So long story short she has not been to the dr since 2wks. Do I have to go? This is probably a stupid question..thanks for any input <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/innocent.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shy"></div>
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I'm kind of in the same boat. I've been taking my baby to all her WBV. I haven't vaccinated and don't really plan to. Now that she's 12 months, I got a letter in the mail reminding that she is due for her next appointment. I'm not scared, but she is on Medicaid so I wonder if they keep track of that stuff and harass parents if they don't take their babies in. I don't see the point of going anyway...she's fine...she's not getting vaccines...what else is there?
 

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No you certainly don't have to. However, I've heard from a couple moms in my local AP group who have been in an emergency situation with their child. When the ER staff learned that this was an unvaxed child who hadn't seen a doctor since birth, their radar went up in thinking the injury the child had could possibly have happened at the mom's hands. Child protective services were threatened. She had never thought of it that way, and started doing a yearly check-up just to have a relationship established with a doctor who could vouch for her and to do some CYA. Sad that people think that parents could be negligent for not doing the WB checks, but it can happen. FWIW.
 

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You don't have to...I like taking my kids to well baby/child visits, but then again, I like our ped.
 

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My babe has never had a WellBabyVisit. I only take her to a Dr if she's very sick and I feel I can no longer treat her at home, comfortably. I have taken her to a naturopath once where she was weighed and observed and that's about it!
 

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You don't have to but I personally feel pretty strongly that my kids do have wbc's. In the event that they were to ever be seriously ill I want to know that I have a relationship with a pediatrician who truly knows us and can play a more personal role in helping guide treatment.<br><br>
We've been seeing our ped for 5 years now and we love her. She is very pro-vacc but also very pro-parental choice. She's a regular old ped in a giant HMO. The vaccination issue is really pretty much a non-issue.
 

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Previous discussion on the subject - <a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=408866&page=1&pp=20" target="_blank">http://www.mothering.com/discussions...6&page=1&pp=20</a>
 

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Nope! DD2 has never seen a Dr. The others haven't been in like 4 yrs...since DD1 was about a yr. old. Don't plan to ever go either unless a real need arises.
 

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DD (3.5) has seen a family doctor 3x & DS (18mos) has seen him 1x (for CP). So we don't do WBV.
 

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I take my 13 month old twins to all their well baby apts. They were preemies so I like to make sure they are on target. I am skipping the 15 month apt b/c that is just to be vaxed and since we dont vax, I dont have to go. Luckily our doctor is fine with us not vaxing and never says a word about it...
 

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Nope. My son had lots of ear issues, and he was born with bilateral clubfoot, so we were in Docs offices a LOT. Now though, at 13 months we rarely go. Only to his Orthopedic specialist and if we need a referral for something.
 
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