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Old 02-13-2007, 12:35 PM   #1
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do you take your child for well baby/child visits?

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Old 02-13-2007, 12:39 PM   #2
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Old 02-13-2007, 12:58 PM   #3
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Yes I do even though we are not vaxing currently.
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Old 02-13-2007, 01:23 PM   #4
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No. I don't need a doctor to tell me that my child is growing and thriving. I have a BSN and have had 3 kids. I know when something is not right and when it is. Even when they're ill, the first place we go is to the Natriopath. I think Doctor's try to pigeon hole children and if they don't fit in to the, so called, "norm" then they want to label them. For instance, I have small children. I'm small and DH is "below average" in height. The doctor wants to make a big issue out of it when, developmentally, my kids are above norm. If they weren't thriving, growing, learning and developing I'd first take them to the Natriopath and then, if needed (and it rarely ever is), I'd take them to the Pediatrician.

However, my kids to occassionally go for check-ups, mainly, for their eyes. They go to the Ped when they're little and by 5 they go to the eye doc. Or when I observed that DD#2 had a great increase in urinating and drinking I took her to get tested for Type 1 Diabetis. It came back normal.

Doctor's have their place, but the medical profession, in my opinion, is sorely lacking in many areas. Far to often, I think, they push antibiotics and other drugs as a solution to everything. The drug companies are getting rich while our nation is being poisoned. For far to long doctor's have been looked at as the be all, end all and I don't think they are.

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The specialist at the Cleveland Clinic told me that there is no treatment and DD has a 33% chance of going blind. He said we'd have to wait and see. At the first visit, she already had field of vision loss. So, I took her to the Natriopath. After treatment, she has no more vision loss. We're praying that with continued treatment the Drusen with disappear.
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Old 02-13-2007, 01:34 PM   #5
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YEP Matthew has his 2 yr well check up on thursday
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Doctor's have their place, but the medical profession, in my opinion, is sorely lacking in many areas. Far to often, I think, they push antibiotics and other drugs as a solution to everything. The drug companies are getting rich while our nation is being poisoned. For far to long doctor's have been looked at as the be all, end all and I don't think they are.
I totally agree! I wish we had a Naturopath nearby... We don't vax, but we do go to well-baby checks because I like to know how much they weigh & how long they are and mainly because I want to cultivate a relationship w/ my kids' ped so that if I DO need them for something, they will know us and know our feelings on excessive prescription writing, abx, etc. I also look at it as a chance to help educate our ped to some alternative ideas (e.g. breastmilk for ear infections instead of abx, raw milk for babies that are pasteurized dairy sensitive).
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Old 02-13-2007, 02:17 PM   #7
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Yeah, I take my girls in for their well child visits. I don't always "listen" to the ped, but I take them in just in case they can catch something that maybe I missed. I don't know how to compare them developmentallly to what they are "supposed" to be and I'd like to catch anything that could be way off kwim?? Anyways, my daughters are both very healthy and very normal. If it werent for well-baby appts though, I would have never discovered that DD has a severe and almost completely closed labial adhesion until she was completely closed and severely affected by it. I don't think there is ANYTHING wrong with skipping appts...my mom never took us, but I am not comfortable with it.
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I take them. Mostly to get their height and weights and to maybe discuss some concerns. My girls also have developmental checks to make sure they aren't falling too far behind.
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we do i love our pedi he recommended going back to cloth i am trying to be more natural and so far he is like that too .. i want to get more info on delayed vax before the 1 yr check up .. we have done them on time so far
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Old 02-13-2007, 09:49 PM   #10
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Yup! I really like my ped. She isn't pushy at all. And she knows not to retract DS's foreskin. I don't always agree with her "advice" but so far it has been stuff I can smile and nod at versus arguing about. She always takes time to listen to me and take my concerns seriously (when I have them). I wouldn't tolerate a doctor w/ a God complex or who brushed my concerns off as stupid.
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