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Old 07-25-2006, 09:21 PM   #1
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Question non or delayed vaxing mamma's how hard is it to find a doc?

I actually called our new pediatrictian to ask about TB testing and I mentioned that I wasn't 100% sure I wanted my child to have it, then the recepitonist asked me if I vax? I did vax both kids my youngest is 3 , and she asked if I was going to continue vaxing and I told her at this point I'm not so sure. She proceeded to tell me the doctor did not agree with non vaxing and he would not have us as clients if we didn't vax. She said he doesn't want to be held responible for something that can be prevented. OMG...I had no idea a doctor could refuse a child.

So how do you non vaxing or delayed vaxing families deal with this? Was it difficult for you to find a doctor who is ok with your decision?
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Old 07-25-2006, 09:24 PM   #2
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Re: non or delayed vaxing mamma's how hard is it to find a doc?

Yeah, most doctors think they should be the authority in your child's life, and they always know better. That's why I dumped our family dr. I now take Hannah to a naturopath, who does offer selective vax (not MMR and one other one though), but she's fine with me choosing not to, of course. Do you have a naturopath on your health plan?
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I went to my LLL meeting and asked around and found a great doctor. Right when I called they asked I said no and that was that. Now when I take my DD to see him for well baby visits he says well you don't do the dirty work so this appointment is easy!!
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I actually found one through my childbirth class. I have to drive 40 miles to get to her, but she's absolutely wonderful. She actually has said she wouldn't even give my DS vaxs even if I wanted to because he's still underweight. I think that's funny considering the hospital would've given him the hep B right away, and a dr who specializes in children won't.
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Re: non or delayed vaxing mamma's how hard is it to find a doc?

Sorry to hijack, but could someone please pm me with some info about delayed vaxing? I've been reading all the suggested sites and previous threads, but I cannot make up my mind. Is it okay to delay until school? How often is there even an outbreak of these diseases? Mumps and small pox and menegitis, I think I've heard about, but i'm not sure about the others. Thanks!
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My pedi "fired" us b/c we decided to stop vaxing. Look for a Family Practice dr instead, they are usually more open-minded.
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Oh yeah.. they can refuse anyone they want. If you do choose to not vax anymore then I have found that ANYONE but PED's are more accepting of it.

having said that.. miranda hasn't been to a WBV since she was 2 months old. she's now just about 2 years old. lol I didn't wanna deal with the lecture and the threats and the fear they try and instill in you so you get the damn shots...every couple of months., until she was what? 2? No thank you.

I can weigh and measure her here just fine. it's one of the reasons, the other reason was because of the stuff i was subjecting her to in the waiting room.. nasty.. we did go to the doctor at 8 months.. and we came home with, "it's just a rash.. nothing we can do for it" and a BAD cold. (she was having an allergic reaction basically to her own drool.. but it looked horrible)


It makes me want to become a PED just so people don't have to stop taking thier children to the doctors appts because of the crap they hear.. lol

Needless to say.. we don't vax. The orignal plan was to delay until she was 2 until her immune system was stronger.. Now the plan is to For go them completely.
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