She gave me an "I told you so" when she found out my home birth turned into a hospital transfer (which went amazingly well after he was almost out in the ambulance anyways, transferred only for prolonged pushing, nothing was wrong).
She is happy I am breastfeeding but unimpressed I wasn't taking vit D (I didn't even know tbh), she hates my midwives because they didn't notice Philippe's undescended testicle, she gave me the blah blah blah about bedsharing, doesn't like that I wear him in the back carry, and I'm not sure what she'll think of BLW lol.
BUT where I live, I've been on the waitlist for 2 years!!! (yes that's right, I put Alex on a waitlist in spring 2011 and just got a pediatrician last week!). So, there's no chance in hell of switching doctors.
Part of me wants to lie but the other part of me thinks - you know what lady.... this is how I do it, deal with it. If I tell the truth, maybe more will be less afraid to admit these things. After all, it's not my first, I know how I do things, I'm not going to change for you.
Wow, that is unsupported. Can you get on another waiting list but stick with her until a new doctor is available. No guarantee the next one will be any better. I've never taken my girls who are aged 9yo and 12yo to a doctor ever aside from when our 9yo broke her arm in a fall when she was 7yo although I did take them to a naturopath once. They don't need to because they are very healthy children and haven't needed to. Do you need to be going to the unsupportive doctor at all?
Unfortunately we don't have walk in clinics here, if you don't go to "your" doctor then you have to wait at hospital emergency. I need to keep taking Philippe since he has the testicle issue (although fortunately we've been referred to a hospital in the major city from now on), but I think I will check with OH's insurance, a naturopathic doctor would be an interesting thought, I didn't think of that.
I often loose my confidence when doctors are telling me stuff and don't speak up but mentally I remind myself that the doctors role isn't to approve or disapprove of my lifestyle or parenting choices but to serve my medical needs and only the ones I am specifically asking about. I try to ignore the rest. The naturopath was really good, not cheap, the remedies she gave us worked a treat.
I plan to do a lot of the same things as you, so that's why I switched to a naturopath! I'm convinced that I wouldn't be able to find a "regular" doctor that approves the way I want things done. My naturopath is really great. She actually is one of the 4 midwives I'm seeing (the one on call that day will deliver my baby). I hope you find one in our area.
Wow, I'm surprised how unsupportive she is . . just terrible
DH and I don't take our LO to a doctor at all, even for check-ups (stopped doing those at 6 months). The only time he's ever been seen by a pediatrician since then was at 8 months when we took him to the ER and found out he had Roseola . . not fun! I agree with the others to try and find a naturopath. They are usually much more on board with all the natural parenting type of things You could also try a chiropractor. One of my girl friends who is very natural minded when it comes to parenting takes both her girls to a see a chiropractor if they are ever sick or unwell.
Mines terrible so we changed, she told me that babies dont get reflux and that I should be only breastfeeding my 2month old (at the time) 5 times a day. W T F :P
Meeting our new doctor in 2 weeks, hopefully he's better!
I love love love my pediatrician! She's a certified pediatritian with training in homopathic medicine. We do the regular check ups, but they are mostly weight and growth checks since we are postponing (or not doing still researching and discussing) immunizations. She recommended a probiotic for LO when we were having some constipation issues. She's gives different ideas, but is respectful about how "natural" we are comfortable going. She loves that we are still EBF and that we are looking to do BLW. Parenthood is so stressful I can't imagine having a dr. Who made it more stressful!
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