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I'm so frustrated!!!! please help

Posted by on Mar. 29, 2013 at 10:00 PM
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 I haven't been active on this site for awhile. I have 3 kids. my first is half vaxed, my second had her first round and my third has no vaccines. I am having my fourth in 2 weeks and still cannot find a pediatrician that will accept him as a patient and come see him in the hospital. I've had pediatricians turn me away because of my choice not to vaccinate. What am I to do? I am in Alabama, so I can get a religious exemption, which I will do, but what do I do about him seeing a pediatrician? Please help.

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jellyphish
by Bronze Member on Mar. 29, 2013 at 10:15 PM
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I just use the peds on staff at the hospital and sign the waivers before I go into labor. And watch the baby like a hawk.
Have you looked into a pcp or an nd to use as a regular ped?
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HungryForTruth
by Member on Mar. 29, 2013 at 10:39 PM

 I have, but I can't find a pcp to see kids younger than 3. I haven't looked into an nd. 

agentwanda
by Member on Mar. 30, 2013 at 12:02 AM

I am so sorry, bless your heart!   I sure hope you can find someone. 

Presley77
by Member on Mar. 30, 2013 at 12:38 AM
Can you find a naturopathic doctor? Thts what I use.
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GoodyBrook
by Bronze Member on Mar. 30, 2013 at 11:24 AM

I had a hospital transfer with DS1.  The nurses brought me a list of Pedis who has hospital priviledges and told me to pick one, and they'd make sure someone from the office came.  I pointed to the first one, and within a few minutes a pedi arrived.  When I was signing the paperwork, I simply wrote DECLINED across the Hep B consent form, and no one griped at all. (My husband did stay with him the whole time to make sure, though!)

With DS2 we were at a universiy hospital, and the pedis at delivery were all part of the birth package.  They didn't ave any forms to sign to refuse the Hep B...

We've since decided to go to an ND.

wolfybaby
by Bronze Member on Mar. 31, 2013 at 3:22 AM

how badly do you want your baby to see a pediatrician? what about a natural doctor that sees babies? ive even heard of people taking their infants to chiropractors. the on-call pediatrician cant not see your baby at the hospital; he *has* to in order to discharge you. but after that, do you really even want to battle with a doctor about vaccines at every well-visit? thats if you even find one that accepts vaccine-free patients..

HungryForTruth
by Member on Mar. 31, 2013 at 12:17 PM


No, I don't really feel the need to take my baby to a pediatrician for well baby check ups and all. I exclusively breastfeed and have never had sick kids, to the point where they needed to see a doctor. My main concern is having a doctor see him in the hospital and this is my first son and I am not circumsizing so I figured I would need a peditricians help with making sure everything is going smoothly there, lol. Everyone in my family that has a boy, has circumsized (and thinks I'm crazy for choosing not to) so I can't ask them for "advice" about what's normal and what not. 

Quoting wolfybaby:

how badly do you want your baby to see a pediatrician? what about a natural doctor that sees babies? ive even heard of people taking their infants to chiropractors. the on-call pediatrician cant not see your baby at the hospital; he *has* to in order to discharge you. but after that, do you really even want to battle with a doctor about vaccines at every well-visit? thats if you even find one that accepts vaccine-free patients..



wolfybaby
by Bronze Member on Mar. 31, 2013 at 12:55 PM

hmm, well i wish you luck! regarding the intact boy, just make sure absolutely *no one* retracts the foreskin. there is *no* reason for it. and phimosis is a normal part of separation, and unless its causing other serious problems, your son wont need a circumcision. :]

Quoting HungryForTruth:


No, I don't really feel the need to take my baby to a pediatrician for well baby check ups and all. I exclusively breastfeed and have never had sick kids, to the point where they needed to see a doctor. My main concern is having a doctor see him in the hospital and this is my first son and I am not circumsizing so I figured I would need a peditricians help with making sure everything is going smoothly there, lol. Everyone in my family that has a boy, has circumsized (and thinks I'm crazy for choosing not to) so I can't ask them for "advice" about what's normal and what not. 

Quoting wolfybaby:

how badly do you want your baby to see a pediatrician? what about a natural doctor that sees babies? ive even heard of people taking their infants to chiropractors. the on-call pediatrician cant not see your baby at the hospital; he *has* to in order to discharge you. but after that, do you really even want to battle with a doctor about vaccines at every well-visit? thats if you even find one that accepts vaccine-free patients..




ceckyl
by Bronze Member on Mar. 31, 2013 at 12:58 PM
For the circumcision part, join the group raising intact sons. I am willing to guarantee you that if everyone leaves his penis alone, it will be normal and fine. I don'tet anyone even go in my sons diaper. Too many doctors don't know what they're doing and damage forskins.
Wipe it like a finger and that is ALL.

Quoting HungryForTruth:No, I don't really feel the need to take my baby to a pediatrician for well baby check ups and all. I exclusively breastfeed and have never had sick kids, to the point where they needed to see a doctor. My main concern is having a doctor see him in the hospital and this is my first son and I am not circumsizing so I figured I would need a peditricians help with making sure everything is going smoothly there, lol. Everyone in my family that has a boy, has circumsized (and thinks I'm crazy for choosing not to) so I can't ask them for "advice" about what's normal and what not. 
Quoting wolfybaby:how badly do you want your baby to see a pediatrician? what about a natural doctor that sees babies? ive even heard of people taking their infants to chiropractors. the on-call pediatrician cant not see your baby at the hospital; he *has* to in order to discharge you. but after that, do you really even want to battle with a doctor about vaccines at every well-visit? thats if you even find one that accepts vaccine-free patients..

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HungryForTruth
by Member on Apr. 3, 2013 at 8:55 PM


Thanks. I will definitely join the group.

Quoting ceckyl:

For the circumcision part, join the group raising intact sons. I am willing to guarantee you that if everyone leaves his penis alone, it will be normal and fine. I don'tet anyone even go in my sons diaper. Too many doctors don't know what they're doing and damage forskins.
Wipe it like a finger and that is ALL.

Quoting HungryForTruth:No, I don't really feel the need to take my baby to a pediatrician for well baby check ups and all. I exclusively breastfeed and have never had sick kids, to the point where they needed to see a doctor. My main concern is having a doctor see him in the hospital and this is my first son and I am not circumsizing so I figured I would need a peditricians help with making sure everything is going smoothly there, lol. Everyone in my family that has a boy, has circumsized (and thinks I'm crazy for choosing not to) so I can't ask them for "advice" about what's normal and what not. 
Quoting wolfybaby:how badly do you want your baby to see a pediatrician? what about a natural doctor that sees babies? ive even heard of people taking their infants to chiropractors. the on-call pediatrician cant not see your baby at the hospital; he *has* to in order to discharge you. but after that, do you really even want to battle with a doctor about vaccines at every well-visit? thats if you even find one that accepts vaccine-free patients..



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