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Posted by on Sep. 7, 2009 at 3:18 AM
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How many of you do not vaccinate? I haven't for a while and feel like I am neglecting my children some how when I tell people and they say "What, why not? Don't you worry they will get sick?"

Also, how many of you use a DC as opposed to an MD? I am just wondering how many moms are like me out there.

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BabyGotGame
by on Sep. 7, 2009 at 8:24 AM

I do vaccinate, but only those shots that are required for schools.  If I had a daughter, I wouldn't do the Gardisil vaccine, and I don't do the shots that are optional.  We also don't do the flu shots.

Anne - SAHM, with 1 middle-aged hubby, 2 young boys, and 1 old dog


Bethsunshine
by on Sep. 7, 2009 at 9:28 AM

I did vaccinate my kids when they were babies, but if I had known then what I know now, I wouldn't have. I refuse to get them vaccinated further ( Hep A, chicken pox, etc.) I only take them to the MD for their annual physical, because it's required by law for homeschooling;otherwise, we go to the chiropractor. I'm looking into the possibility of the chiro doing their annual physical next year; you can print up the eye chart off the internet, the only other thing they would need would be the hearing test, but I'm not even sure they need that every year. If they don't, then my chiro will be doing their physical.

JCPenny
by Group Owner on Sep. 7, 2009 at 9:45 PM

I don't vaccinate my children.  My husband wanted with our first and she had terrible reactions- after the third time, he finally agreed with me.  My grandfather almost died from the flu vaccine, and my mother went into a coma for 3 days from the rubella vaccine- so there's a history of allergic reaction in my family.  I only go to the doctor when they NEED it.  My kids are on medicaide, and I'm not making the government go into debt if I don't have to.  So in the last 3 years only my son has gone twice- staph infection both times.

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fallnangel93
by on Sep. 7, 2009 at 9:49 PM

I dont vaccinate. I dont feel like Im neglecting them. I do get the dirty looks when I tell people, which is why I choose to not tell most people. It get really bad when Im with my mother and she always brings it up, and then tells people that I will do it later, just not now. I hate when she does that. As far as the DC or the MD...well I dont use either unless its something that is really bad and then I usually take them to the Urgent care. It hardly ever happens though.


rkoloms
by on Sep. 8, 2009 at 11:06 AM

We see a family practice doctor; my 14 year old never saw a pediatrician. My daughter, spouse, sister and family, and several friends all see the same doctor.

It is not black or white - vax or don't vax.

I can't urge you strongly enough to do your own research!! Do not base your decision on opinions. Many people read the same information and have differing conclusions. Our conclusions were that the preservatives are toxic and the interaction between the vaccines can be dangerous; we also feel that teeny bodies can handle only so much intrusion at a time.

We choose to selectively vaccinate on a delayed schedule. The first vax was after our daughter turned one. We never did more than one vax per office visist. We had the office order single dose, preservative free vaccines; we concluded that the additives to the vaccines and the interactions between the vaccines posed the greatest danger. We skipped flu, chicken pox, and a couple of others. We always read the insert before allowing the shot to be given.

Good luck.

 

Robin in Chicago

jblueeyes228
by on Sep. 8, 2009 at 8:36 PM

This topic makes me crazy!! Personally, I think you ARE neglecting your children. There are muslim women risking their own life's and safety to make sure that EVERY CHILD in remote and third world countries gets their shots. These women WALK to save these kids and here you women are taking it all for granted. I believe you are putting your child at tremendous risk and unfortunately, you will not find out until years from now just what the consequences will be. Then you will come running to the closest MD around. Just my opinion.

JCPenny
by Group Owner on Sep. 9, 2009 at 10:29 AM

I am sorry you feel that way, but vaccinations put my children at risk.  My family- as I stated- has a history of violent allergic reactions to vaccines.  When my mother went back to college she couldn't find her immunization records, so they were going to give her ALL of her shots right then and there.  Fortunately I told her to ask him a simple question- "Which ones have egg in them, because I am allergic to eggs."  His eyes bulged and he said, "That's why you went into a coma after having your son!"  And promptly wrote her a letter to excuse her from having to have them to get into college.  Some people, it's better that they don't.

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hisemma
by on Sep. 9, 2009 at 1:43 PM

I vaccinated both my kids, and they'll continue to get vaccinated. Neither have ever had adverse reactions to ANY vaccines. Arlo (6) had the MMR one back when they used to still do it at 12 months; no reaction (that was the "hot button issue" ~ that it "caused" autism. whatever).

To each their own, though. To the parents who choose not to vaccinate ~ whatever floats your boat, lol. Same to the parents who choose to. The fact is, we don't know the long-term affects of ANY of this. *shrug* I was vaccinated since birth, and I'm a happy, healthy woman. I don't see what the big deal is (and those vaccinations were prob full of all the stuff they've taken out of modern vaccines).

Now, if either of my kids had had any reactions beyond what's normal (mild fever, redness around shot site, etc), then I'd probably have them on a delayed schedule or something. I'm sure my opinion wouldn't be so flippant. ;)

I think we just all need to have a little respect for each other, you know? We're making the choices that we think are best for OUR OWN kids, right? That's what it boils down to. What you decide for your kid is well and fine, but this is the choice I've made for my kids. Like I said, to each their own.

xoxoxo ~Em


annyPG
by New Member on Sep. 9, 2009 at 2:36 PM

every one has a different immune system some can tolerate this VAX some can not!! I have 3 kids the first one didn't do so good with them,  but as  first time parents, we didn't see the problem at the time... with my second he was  and is a very healthy child he wasn't affected by the shots in such a way as the first...   my 3rd child however ,was premature,and so far has had the worse reactions, every  time he was vaccinated, and I don't mean low fevers or just mildly sick this was temp of 104  and higher and  sick enough that he had to go to emergency not in one occasion but 3x, - Now take a look at this when he was 2 he was very bright in many things he sang the alphabet could count a few numbers ,knew all of the names of his toy trains "Thomas the train" - and when i read to him he was able to tell me things about the story ...by the time he was almost 3 yrs old he got a flue shot which my husband was so PO,about it... his doctor convinced me in to doing so "bcz this was so "beneficial" for a kid like him -asthmatic-allergies-and what not ...so I  agreed and he got the flu shot and two other VAX shots  on top of it! I wont tell you guys all  that He/we went trough,  it wasn't pretty! lets just say that our son is alive by the grace of GOD!  this shots made him so sick that his temp was 104 for almost 5 days!! while in the emergency room they gave him high doses of Motrin and every 1-2 hours they'll give him Tylenol on top, just trying to get the fever down ...the next thing was an "ice" mattress bcz nothing else was working... to make this long story short my son  is not the same... He is almost 2 years behind on speech has a hard time recollecting past events,he is now  in 1st grade!  but is been  a lot of work & a Battle against all odds, and of course the power of prayer , I hope and pray that none of you will ever go through such a nightmare...I am currently looking for a doctor that can be more flexible when it comes to vax ...any suggestion is welcome...thanks!

 

Bethsunshine
by on Sep. 9, 2009 at 2:55 PM

As some have said, " To each their own" which I totally agree with!!  That's why we have choices, to vax or not to vax, MD, naturopath, chiro, natural remedies, pharmaceuticals and we shouldn't judge each other's parenting abilities based on these choices. It makes no difference to me if someone chooses to vax or not, that's their business!! It also makes no difference to me whether someone uses an MD or chiro or whatever kind of doctor for their health care needs. I just know what works for MY family and I've had some horrible experiences with MD's, particularly in the past year. They're not all evil, I happen to have a very good family practitioner; we went back to him after making the mistake of trying to go to an office which was closer to our house, and trying to take the kids to a pediatrician who was totally full of himself and nosey and very adamant about vaccinations and unnecesarry medications ( I'll share that story later). My family doctor is very respectful of our choices, and understands that we are educated people and don't make decisions lightly.

I also am seeing a migraine specialist ( MD) since I can't get any relief from my chiro ( although I still go regularly to my chiro) and my insurance won't cover accupuncture.If I could find a surefire natural remedy and preventive for my migraines, I'd do it. I've tried everything that I can as far as natural treatments ( supplements,natural progesterone cream, Feverfew, Butterbur) and I'm at the end of my rope. I HATE and I mean HATE taking medication every day, but at this point, with averaging one migraine a week, I dont have much of a choice. My next step is cutting my head off!!

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