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Old 09-14-2006, 09:12 PM   #1
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...DD has never been to a Dr.? She's 5 months old and was born at home so my midwife took care of all the newborn stuff. Then it took forEVER to get her SSN card so CHIP wouldn't even give me an application for her. So we finally got her SSN and filled out her CHIP app. but it's taking forEVER for CHIP to get her stuff processed.

She's exclusively breastfed and pee's and poop's like a champ so I know she's getting enough food. She rolled over at 3 months, started crawling/scooting at 4 months, has two teeth, and "talks" non-stop so I know she's hitting developmental milestones. We don't vax so that's not an issue. So...I've just never really felt any need to get her into a Dr. However, people are really starting to look at me funny when they ask me how big she is and I don't have a clue! LOL

Anyone else have Dr.-less children?!?!

::EDIT:: I guess I should mention that she was 10lbs 4oz and 22.5inches long at birth so people are CONSTANTLY asking how big she is now...like she's some kind of a side show freak! LOL
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Old 09-14-2006, 09:20 PM   #2
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I'd just set her on the food scale at the store! That or weigh yourself & then weigh yourself holding her! Then you'll know her weight!! lol!! We also don't vax & had our son at home... We did do some of those first apts, but only cause our insurance gave a pretty awesome insentive for them... Routine doc apts for healthy kids are kinds silly in my opinional also!!
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Man I'm glad my first response wasn't someone flaming me for being a neglectful parent!! LOL

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I've totally done that!! LOL
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DS #2 went to the doctor. Once. At 6 or 7 months. He is 13 months now
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I think you can buy baby scales at like babies r us or something? They're just like the ones at the Dr. (cept for not as good of quality i'm sure) and cost maybe $60. That way you never have to tell anyone you don't go to the doctor.
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if she's healthy and you dont vax then why go? its a waste of time and if you pay a co-pay, also $$. LOL theres really no point
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I can't tell you how relieved I am to hear/read all this!

I'm not neglectful after all!! LOL
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if she's healthy and you dont vax then why go? its a waste of time and if you pay a co-pay, also $$. LOL theres really no point
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Our doctor has well baby and sick baby waiting rooms so dd has never gotten sick after going to the doctor. She also saved breastfeeding for me. She showed me a hold that no LC had and it was amazing. She is also a vegetarian and I just love her.

I think there are lousy doctors and there are great doctors. It would be good to have one that you have a relationship with so if you do need one you have somone you can call. Ask around and see if you can find one that would be a good fit fo you.

Though I think maternal insticts are the best, it is good to have a doc affirm you are right!

Good luck!
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I love our pediatricians! But.. my 8mo dd has never seen them.
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