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Lin Brown 2 kids; Tunnel Hill, Georgia 1759 posts
29th Aug
Quoting Spacetits:" oh god, I'd switch doctors. We had a mormon doctor give me the Book of Mormon because SO and I weren't married when I got pregnant with our first. "I am trying to save you and your child.""

wow my husband would have thrown the book at his face and told him to f**k off and keep his religious views to himself.
My kids only get 2 shots each time we go and when we lived in UT we had an amazing doctor that never judged and supported every parent in what ever choice they made, but now that we live in GA i'm not even sure how to go about finding a dr. for me or the kids

Squid Kid Due July 2 (girl); 1 child; 5 angel babies; Tennessee 27841 posts
29th Aug

I'm more concerned that your DH doesn't seem to agree with it, yet you're going this route anyway.



That aside, just keep switching pediatricians until you find one that doesn't care or won't argue. Just a heads up though, most won't agree with you.



I'm delaying DD's flu shots until 5 years old, due to studies showing an increase in infant seizures and being banned in most countries until the age of 5. Her first Pedi flipped her shit. Her new one doesn't push it on us.

_The Rainmaker_ 2 kids; Houston, Texas 1062 posts
29th Aug

<blockquote><b>Quoting Spacetits:</b>" oh god, I'd switch doctors. We had a mormon doctor give me the Book of Mormon because SO and I weren't married when I got pregnant with our first. "I am trying to save you and your child.""</blockquote>




Wtf. That's creepy.

_The Rainmaker_ 2 kids; Houston, Texas 1062 posts
29th Aug

<blockquote><b>Quoting Squid Kid:</b>" I'm more concerned that your DH doesn't seem to agree with it, yet you're going this route anyway. ... [snip!] ... and being banned in most countries until the age of 5. Her first Pedi flipped her shit. Her new one doesn't push it on us."</blockquote>



It's not that he doesn't agree with it. He basically lets me make med decisions
For the kids. He knows ill do what's best for them and doesn't go against what I chose. He basically just told me "do whatever you think is right, I'm really not educated on any of that so if you think that's what's best then do it. But if something happens then just know it could have been prevented with a shot". At first I was thinking of selective vax & delayed schedule. But the more I read on it, the less I want to vax at all.

Michayla08 18 kids; California 986 posts
29th Aug

We don't vaccinate at all. With DD who is 6 we did selective vaccines and spaced them out. The more DH and I did our research though we decided to no longer vaccinate at all. DS is almost 8 months and is not vaccinated nor will he ever be. Our pedi is very pro vaccine, however she does not force it on us or pressure us. She doesn't even mention it at our check ups. Just remember that your pedi " works" for you... NOT the other way around. I would be honest and up front. Basically say "look I don't vaccinate I don't agree with them and if you have a problem with it I am more than happy to find someone else who will support my decision" be firm and don't let them pressure you into doing anything you feel isn't right for your children. Some pedi's think they are gods and better than us... it drives me nuts. All the reading you have done I would maybe show DH.. maybe you guys can come to some sort of an agreement? Thank goodness DH and I agree on non vaccines... because he is so against it he would probably divorce me before he would let a needle near our children lol. Good luck mama... let us know how the appointment goes!

_The Rainmaker_ 2 kids; Houston, Texas 1062 posts
29th Aug

<blockquote><b>Quoting Michayla08:</b>" We don't vaccinate at all. With DD who is 6 we did selective vaccines and spaced them out. The more ... [snip!] ... divorce me before he would let a needle near our children lol. Good luck mama... let us know how the appointment goes!"</blockquote>




That's awesome! I really want my husband to read up on what I've researched. He's just always working, I'm a SAHM so I basically take charge of things at home including what is best for the kids. The appointment actually went great! She's right on track as far as growth and developing well. She's 6.5kg and 63.1 cm. thn it came down to the dr saying "ok you can get her dressed now just leave her thighs uncovered" to which I responded "Im actually choosing to deny vaxx" all she said was ok well that's absolutely up to you although my recommendation would be for you to vaxx, it is your right as a mom to do whatever you want with your children. Bam! That was it! Omg my appointment went way better than I expected!

eKnuckles Due February 13; Florida 3438 posts
29th Aug

<blockquote><b>Quoting _The Rainmaker_:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Michayla08:</b>" We don't vaccinate at all. With DD who is 6 ... [snip!] ... as a mom to do whatever you want with your children. Bam! That was it! Omg my appointment went way better than I expected!"</blockquote>




That's great! Doesn't it feel way better to have someone who shows some respect even if they disagree with you? Some doctors develop a god-complex where they feel they know everything ...but I guess that can turn into a rant haha.

£exaholic 2 kids; Colorado 20867 posts
29th Aug
Quoting _The Rainmaker_:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Squid Kid:</b>" I'm more concerned that your DH doesn't seem ... [snip!] ... a shot". At first I was thinking of selective vax & delayed schedule. But the more I read on it, the less I want to vax at all."


that's kind of how my SO is lol, he does zero research & has no idea what he's talking about so frankly I don't give a shit what he has to say :lol:



As for saying it could be prevented w/ a shot... vaccinations still aren't 100%. There was a pertussis outbreak here & I know the vast majority of kids that got it were vaccinated... like my friend said one of her kids got it even though she had the vaccine. So meh...

_The Rainmaker_ 2 kids; Houston, Texas 1062 posts
30th Aug

<blockquote><b>Quoting eKnuckles:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting _The Rainmaker_:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Michayla08:</b>" ... [snip!] ... you? Some doctors develop a god-complex where they feel they know everything ...but I guess that can turn into a rant haha."</blockquote>




Yes! I mean I know she didn't agree with me but didn't pressure me or guilt triped me into giving it a second though. I was really hoping I didn't get one of those drs that thought they knew everything and belittled me for not wanting to vaxx my kid. I'm really glad things went good. Phew. Thanks for all the advice.

_The Rainmaker_ 2 kids; Houston, Texas 1062 posts
30th Aug

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