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Old Nov 14th, 2017, 14:45 PM   1
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Well Visits and Vaccinations


So, while I am going to be writing a blog post about this.. I am seriously wondering what other moms think or do in regards to well visits and vaccinations.

I HATE the fact of taking my 5 week old baby girl into a pediatrician and being forced to expose her to germs and sick kids. I see no reason why I can't weigh and measure her at home. In fact, I would do it weekly rather than monthly if I could and I just might. Does anyone else not take their newborns or babies to the doctors? I took her to the first week check up as well as 3 days after and I was told to go back at one month. I also was told at that visit that if I chose not to vaccinate her, she would be dismissed or released from the practice.

My son was stillborn last September at 33 weeks. There is NO way Im going to allow any doctor to inject my babygirl with vaccines. Ive done too much research to decide otherwise.

I just called my doctor who is a family practice and asked if they force vaccinations and I was told yes (mandatory in their practice). For this reason.. I am now facing a dilemma. Should I even schedule a one month well visit for her (with the knowledge that next month I would be dismissed from either practice) and risk her getting sick from all the germs in doctors offices? Or should I buy a reliable scale and being to weigh and measure her myself at home and chart it all out?

I am breastfeeding her and she is healthy.

Did anyone else face this dilemma and if so, what did you end up deciding on for your LO?

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Old Nov 14th, 2017, 15:48 PM   2
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If you are not going to vaccinate her I would see no need to take her to the pediatrician for well child visits. That said, both of my kids ARE vaccinated and have never gotten sick after any of their doctor visits. When they were tiny babies I would cover their car seat carriers with a blanket to keep the germs away. As they get older I keep them restrained in the stroller so they can't touch everything until the doctor or nurse examines them. Then I sanitize them like crazy once we get to the car.



 
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Old Nov 14th, 2017, 19:02 PM   3
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Well Child visits for newborns are done in the home here, first by the midwife then a nurse.

As for vaccines, I've also had them done in my home, but that isn't usually. We had some public health nurses offer to visit.



 
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Old Nov 14th, 2017, 19:27 PM   4
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If you’re so worried about your baby getting sick, then you should probably vaccinate her since vaccinations prevent a whole raft of horrible diseases. Doesn’t really make sense to me that you’d avoid taking her to the doctor as she might get sick and then not vaccinate her which would leave her vulnerable to getting sick.

My kids have also not got sick from going to the doctors.



 
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Old Nov 15th, 2017, 10:45 AM   5
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If you’re so worried about your baby getting sick, then you should probably vaccinate her since vaccinations prevent a whole raft of horrible diseases. Doesn’t really make sense to me that you’d avoid taking her to the doctor as she might get sick and then not vaccinate her which would leave her vulnerable to getting sick.

My kids have also not got sick from going to the doctors.
I was thinking the exact same thing.



 
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Old Nov 15th, 2017, 15:50 PM   6
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A lot of my friends who don't vaccinate their kids only take them to the dr unless they need treatment for something. I've been using urgent care in my area for "hurt" visits, and I really like them because I don't have to wait forever like I would at most dr offices. That being said, I don't take my kids to the dr because they're sick - at least, I haven't had to YET because I can handles colds and viruses at home - but for stitches, broken bones, tick bites, etc. check out an urgent care in your area if you have one.



 
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Old Nov 15th, 2017, 19:49 PM   7
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Im so sorry for your loss last year. Can I ask if you lost your baby following the TDAP or flu vaccine? Just wondering because your post led me to think your loss was possibly related to vaccines. Whatever happened, I'm so sorry, I can't imagine going through that.

I do take my son to well visits, but I haven't decided about vaccinations yet. Right now I'm delaying while I continue my research. My pediatrician, although not entirely thrilled, said she would work with what I wanted to do. You can find a list of doctors online that support parents rights to choose and who will take unvaccinated or selectively vaccinated kids. I'd start there. I've heard of people who don't vaccinate not going to well visits but personally being an ICU nurse and scared of all kinds of random nightmares, I'm happy to have them checked out now and then. It also establishes a rapor with your provider. There are many who don't vaccinate that look at going to well visits differently than that, and that's fair, I understand that argument too.

Oh and I don't worry about my kids getting sick at the doctor. You'll find the local library to be just as germ filled. Lol



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Old Nov 16th, 2017, 12:33 PM   8
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I can't say any of us have ever been sick from visiting a doctor either, however I catch every cold that seems to be going around the kids at school!

It isn't like your baby is gonna get aids from being seated in your lap in a public area. What's the worst that could happen, they get a cold? People don't go to the doctors for colds anyway surely. I can't imagine what a waste of their time and the doctors time that would be.

I've never been a paranoid person about germs and illnesses so maybe you have a bit of anxiety about it?

My older kids had terrible colds when Emma was born, but Emma was just fine.



 
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Old Nov 16th, 2017, 19:53 PM   9
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I strongly urge you to research both sides of the argument. You are putting your child in far more danger by not vaccinating than by taking her through a waiting room at the pediatricians office.



 
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Old Nov 16th, 2017, 23:29 PM   10
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My son died at 33 weeks pregnant due to placental abruption. I havent got the flu shot since I was 13 and I am 23 now. Bill Gates stated vaccinations are a form of population control.. with that being said, I also dont trust government and I damn sure dont appreciate doctors trying to push vaccines on me or my 5 week old daughter. Ive researched on my own and there is no way Im going to get her vaccinated atleast not until she is older if I do. If you read what is in them and also about parents who lost their babies to them; you would probably feel the same. Doctors get so much money for pushing and giving vaccines. They will deny it but no doubt they do. They are taught to do so. Thank you for your condolenses.

If she were hurt or sick or showing any signs of being unwell Id be the first to take her to urgent care or emergency room. I just see no need in taking her around sick kids to be told her weight when I can buy a scale and weigh her in our home. :/



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