Stephanie - posted on 06/01/2009 ( 38 moms have responded )
About 5 months ago I posted a conversation about no vaccines, no doctors and it caused a bit of an up-roar. I totally didn't mean to upset anyone I was and still am just looking for some folks that have similar beliefs and also have had similar experiences. And through that I hope to shed the light of vaccines and "doctors" to others! :)
A bit about myself: My husband and I had our first daughter July 19, 2008 Born Free-Birth which means Planned Unassisted Homebirth. We loved the idea of having it just be him and I there and it was a great experience. 40 hour labor, no tearing, and I focused all my energy on finding my inner strength and didn't even scream or yell or anything. Im saying this because in this culture we are taught to be afraid of labor... all these movies showing death during childbirth and all these complications that are more times than not, caused by the hospital. My husband and I stay far away from hospitals and doctors and knew when we had a baby that wouldn't change. Our daughter has never seen a doctor, never had a vaccine, was born weighing just over 10 pounds and has never had a cold, never had a runny nose, never had a fever, never had upset stomach or anything. Since her 2nd week she has slept 12-13 hours a night.
I dont believe this is coincidence. I believe it is because she has never had medication, vaccines, etc. She still drinks breastmilk every few hours and also eats all the organic produce she can get! :)
Has anyone else had similar experiences? No vaccines? No doctors? Free-birth (planned unassisted homebirths)?
While on the topic of crunchy parenting... anyone out there planning on UNschooling?
Just thought it would be great to meet those of you out there that share in our beliefs.