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what do you guys do about doctors? my baby is 3 months old and i took him in to get a "well baby visit" with a gp because we couldnt find a ped that would let us not vax. I really didnt like the dr visit and didnt see much use in it.<br>
we got our medicaid today and it says we need to take him in for a well baby visit.<br><br>
are they really that important?
 

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I think well-baby visits are important because pediatricians are trained to spot problems or potential problems that parents might miss. I'm not sure what you mean by you couldn't find a pediatrician who wouldn't "let" you not vax. Do you mean the pediatrician refused to keep you as a client if you didn't vax? Maybe you could find a naturopath who specializes in kids?<br><br>
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No you don't have to go to well baby visits but it is important to keep up with the developmental markers so you know your baby is doing well.I've always taken the kids to a gp and been quite happy with that.We do have an exemption form on file for vacxesand haven't had any problem
 

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yes i ment a ped that wouldnt let me not vax.. blah sorry sometimes my brain works faster than my hands. even with out state exemption form they refused to keep us on as clients so we were foreced to look for another ped. and everytime i asked they said they wouldnt see us. so we went to the gp. But i just wasnt sure if we should keep taking him. I didnt feel comfortable with the gp we had so i was going to keep looking but i wasnt sure. what is a neuropath?
 

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We don't do well-baby visits & the reason for that is my daughter is seen on a regular basis for asthma and her doctor checks for the same things each visit regardless if it is wb or not.<br><br>
But if your child isn't seen on a regular basis, then I don't think well-baby is a bad thing. Just try to avoid the sick kids who are also there. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:
 

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Wow- I am surprised by the amount of yeses you got-<br>
I will say no- imo you do not need to have a regular appointment to tell you your baby is okay. Mothers are made to be in a special space with their babies and I believe that despite what we are taught in America ( that a 'professional' is neccessary to tell you your babe is okay) we can have that intuitive relationship with our children and vibrationally or on some kind of level you will know when something is really wrong and you need to seek outside help.<br>
Also remember outside help can take lots of forms- not only western-med docs...
 

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FYI- if you want to PM her, I think there are some on her list in your area:<br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=223433" target="_blank">http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=223433</a>
 

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I disagree with this, I am intune to my kids as most mothers are but I had no idea my middle dd had a heart defect that will eventually require surgery. It was not until after we found out about it and until she was a couple of years older did we notice small things that are caused by it but other normal kids have too.<br><br>
If it was not for well baby checks we would not know about her defect. I see nothing wrong with taking babies/kids in, afterall I go for my annual appt when there is nothing wrong with me.<br><br>
We go to a GP(he also watched me deliver 2/3 of my kids). We do not have a ped who is here, there is 1 who travels here once a month but after 2 visits to him with my youngest(who was FTT) I will never see him again.
 

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Carrie- I am sorry about your child, I know what it is like to have a sick little one- my thoughts are with her.<br><br>
Just an idea I would throw out-<br>
maybe you are sooo intune with your children, maybe on some deep molecular level you made the choice to see a doctor with your kids(even before they were born) because you somehow, sub-consiously knew you would need one some day with one of your children?<br>
Yeah this is heavy stuff that I have been studying with a wisewomen elder in my community...<br>
all is possible if we are open to all he multiple realities..
 
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