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  #1  
July 24th, 2011, 08:23 PM
KiwiMommy's Avatar Ashlynn's Mama
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I refused Ashlynn's 15 month shots and said I'd research shots and consider them for her 18 month shots, but didn't really feel comfortable with it.
So I officially decided.. No more shots!
Question is..
How do I tell her Dr. that I'm done with vaccines?
He insists on giving me lectures about vaccines I say no to and I can't exactly say I'm researching them still EVERY time she has an appointment..
She has an appointment this week and I'm nervous..
Any thoughts?
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July 25th, 2011, 12:54 AM
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whoo hoo congrats on making this decision. I would just tell your Dr straight up that you researched and do not feel comfortable continuing on with the shots. I'm sure some other ladies will have better ways to tell your Dr. Good luck!
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July 25th, 2011, 11:10 AM
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I would just say that you have done a lot of researching and you don't feel that the risks of the vaccines outweigh the benefits. If he asks you to list them or tries to talk to you about it just say "I know where most doctors stand on the issue of vaccination and I've made my decision FOR NOW, I expect you to respect that. If I want information about vaccines I will ask for it, it need not be offered every time we visit."
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July 26th, 2011, 07:05 AM
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I agree with the above....be ready for the lecture and have your game face on...dont let them make you feel guilty or try to pressure you into doing vaccines....just short and sweet "we dont plan on vaccinating at this time...if I change my mind I'll let you know...if this is a problem and you cannot respect my decision I'll find another care provider who can"

Of coarse if your doctor is easy going and kind you shouldn't have to worry about it...but if you do...I'd just blurt out your point and stick to it (with said game face)....

YAY for making your decision though....does it feel great to have that decision made? I know when I made the final decision it was like a weight off my chest....very freeing. (btw...unless you want to...those well child checks aren't really necessary if you arent' getting shots...you could just cancel your appt and set it up for age 2....we do one yearly appt for the ones 3 and under just to keep track...but after that we only call the doc if they are sick )
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We aren't to give a baby milk, berries, or peanut butter. We are to introduce new foods one at a time. But it's OK to inject several viruses, bacteria, aluminum, formaldehyde, phenoxyethanol, animal serum, mercury, squalene and more into an 8 week old? I don't think so.
In order to be healthy it is an unfortunate fact that people must be allowed the opportunity to be ill. I trust my body and those of my children to work correctly against the relatively benign diseases they vax for, and do not trust the ingredients in the vaccinations.
Our choice to not vax isn't based in ignorance, poverty, conspiracy theory and rumor. It's research, common sense, fact and evidence based..something the medical community has largely forgot about.
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July 26th, 2011, 05:53 PM
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Her Dr. tends to bully.
Heck, one of his reasons of why Ash needed the pox shot was because she may get a scar on her FACE! Oh No! (By the way, I have a pox scar.. on my face. I like it)
But I'm sticking to my choice and it feels GREAT.
It helped that I can't bear the thought of my little princess trying to squirm away from a stranger putting a needle of mystery junk in her.. How scary
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July 30th, 2011, 08:52 PM
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I said no! I feel so empowered I had to sign a form and both the Dr and my mom were complaining at me.. "What if she gets the disease you could have prevented?" "She could get them even with vaccines..."
"Well there was an outbreak of a disease nearby"
"Yup..and only a couple people got sick"
"Because people are vaccinated"
"That's nice..most diseases aren't that dangerous you know..they can be treated"

Then her Dr. "Well..how about you do the boosters.. you already did the first shots.."
"No thanks"
"You know the link between vaccines and autism aren't true right?"
"The guy made it up, so I heard, but that's not what I'm worried about. I don't want to inject fetal bovine serum in my baby"
"Fetal bovine serum??"
"Yes."
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July 31st, 2011, 06:24 AM
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you go girl!!!!!!
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We aren't to give a baby milk, berries, or peanut butter. We are to introduce new foods one at a time. But it's OK to inject several viruses, bacteria, aluminum, formaldehyde, phenoxyethanol, animal serum, mercury, squalene and more into an 8 week old? I don't think so.
In order to be healthy it is an unfortunate fact that people must be allowed the opportunity to be ill. I trust my body and those of my children to work correctly against the relatively benign diseases they vax for, and do not trust the ingredients in the vaccinations.
Our choice to not vax isn't based in ignorance, poverty, conspiracy theory and rumor. It's research, common sense, fact and evidence based..something the medical community has largely forgot about.
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August 2nd, 2011, 05:34 AM
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Originally Posted by KiwiMommy View Post
I said no! I feel so empowered I had to sign a form and both the Dr and my mom were complaining at me.. "What if she gets the disease you could have prevented?" "She could get them even with vaccines..."
"Well there was an outbreak of a disease nearby"
"Yup..and only a couple people got sick"
"Because people are vaccinated"
"That's nice..most diseases aren't that dangerous you know..they can be treated"

Then her Dr. "Well..how about you do the boosters.. you already did the first shots.."
"No thanks"
"You know the link between vaccines and autism aren't true right?"
"The guy made it up, so I heard, but that's not what I'm worried about. I don't want to inject fetal bovine serum in my baby"
"Fetal bovine serum??"
"Yes."
good for you!!!!!
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August 7th, 2011, 05:48 PM
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I don't post much here, but I do lurk & I just had to tell you YOU ROCK!! To stand your ground to the Dr & your mom, that takes a lot & you did what you felt best. You are a great mommy & I just had to tell you that!
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August 7th, 2011, 09:18 PM
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Awesome Kiwi!
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