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nak<br><br>
i have the greatest dr in the world, who even supports co-sleeping. my dr has a small practice and just one nurse.<br><br>
they start vaxes at 2 mo, which is one thing the dr and i respectfully disagree on.<br><br>
i think i am making the nurse crazy though. she even mailed me pro-vax info at home, and gave the dr pro-vax info to give me at the visit.<br><br>
she is really nice, other than this. i think she really wants to help.<br><br>
so anyway, the nurse and i each have five DC.<br><br>
when i was telling her that autism is one reason we don't vax, she said basicly, pretty passionately, "i know vaxes do not cause autism!<br>
i know this because one of my dc HAS autism! is the shots had caused it, i would KNOW because of all the research i have done on it, since one of my dc has it! believe me..."<br><br>
at the time, i totally dropped it, because i instantly just felt bad they had to deal with autism issues, yk? i honestly was afraid i'd made her feel guilty.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
but later when i was telling dh what she said, i was like 'wait a minute!'<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/headscratch.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="headscratch"> (yeah, i'm slow.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/innocent.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shy">) none of my five UNvaxed DC has autism, but one of your VAXED kids has it, and THAT is supposed to prove to me that vaxes dont cause it?!<br><br>
is it me, or was that weird..?
 

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Definitely weired. And narrow minded, brain washed, sheeple like.... Sorry for the child but the mother IS stupid.
 

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people are going to believe what they want to believe, and I am not one to spend my energy on persuasion. If one of her kids has autism and she were to admit that vaccinations may have caused it or triggered it she would feel partially responsible, so this could be some mechanism of denial or justification for her actions. Her medical education dictates that vaccinations are mandatory for maintaining health and her actions and their possible consequences have cornered her into a defensive position. One can much more easily find research supporting vaccination than refuting it, so she can easily help herself feel secure in her decisions.<br><br>
I have a similar situation going on with one of my friends. All of her nieces and nephews have aspergers and other related disorders and she has noticed that her son, who is my son's age, is severely behind my DS in development. The only difference is that I avoid chemicals like a mad woman and do not vax. She is also a nurse and tries to scare me into vaxing. The other day she shared with me that she, herself, would have severe reactions to her vaxes as a kid but that her mom went ahead with them. Now she is not the quickest woman in the world, not saying that maliciously, but the reactions could be a contributor. Anyway, I just don't discuss it with her. I ignore her comments now and we move on to other conversation. If I were you I would tell the doctor that you do not pay for his services so that you can be accosted by his nurse at every visit about vaccinating. I would let him know that it offends you and makes you uncomfortable and that it should stop. You can say this in a nice way and if someone gets offended that is their issue.
 

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This is why Dr. Mendelsohn declared that modern medicine has all of the trappings of a religion. That nurse believes in something that has no rational basis in fact or numbers. She just believes in it, period. Vaccinations are one of the Holy Waters of the Religion of Modern Medicine.
 
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