What are/were your vaccination plans for your DD? I don't want a debate, just more information please.
We do all of them on the cdc's schedule. After a lot of research, we've decided that is the best course of action for our family as long as there aren't any strong reactions.
Oh boy, you have opened a can of worms
We absolutely vaccinate, just on a delayed schedule. When my babies are born I specify absolutely no shots, pokes, eyedrops, nothing! Basically, leave my newborn alone!
Around three-four months we will start to vaccinate, and only one live vaccination (like chicken pox) at a time. Also, we don't do rotovirus, since I don't take my children to day care.
I didn't have anything done with my son when he was born but I also had a problem finding a dr that would take him because he was not vaccinated. A few dr even refused to see him!
We vaccinate but on a delayed schedule. We also skip a few things like the flu shot and the rotovirus drink thing. My ped is very pro delayed vax but says most vaccines are important. She never pushes them and says when ever we are ready for certain ones we can have them.
We also vax on a delayed schedule, and don't start anything until at least 2 mos. Nothing gets done at birth. We have at this point declined the chicken pox and rotovirus vax. I used the Dr. Sears The Vaccine Book for information- it's very comprehensive, and I didn't feel it was super biased in one direction- he basically just tells the bones about each vaccine- any history, what it's made of, where your child might get such a disease/sickness, whether or not some children might be safer from it, etc. You could always just check it out of the library (though I bought mine).
We also delay vaccines and skip chicken pox totally. We would skip rotovirus but she is in daycare, small inhome but still. As far as birth, I'm more educated this time around on what we're allowed to choose then I was with DD and we will not be doing ANY vaccines (hep B, vit K) in the hospital nor the eye goop.
We are like Mara. I've done lots of research-- but also rec the Dr. Sears book.
My kids all end up fully vaxed-- but not on the "schedule".
I will also say that for each child I've made different choices. An example is that while I used to delay everything for the first 6-9 months, with our last baby I gave her the DTaP when she was younger-- simply bc I now have school age kids who go to school with some unvaxed kids-- and there was a pertussis outbreak in the next town over-- so I didn't want to risk our baby getting pertussis/whopping cough.
Our kids don't go to daycare or anything, so their exposure to things is different others who are in a more public setting.
It is a very personal decision and I encourage you to research on your own-- not just what some whack job on the internet suggests.
Like others, we skip everything at birth. If I happen to have a traumatic birth, we'll do oral vitamin K (and I also up my vitamin K stores during the end of pregnancy by taking alfalfa....) Otherwise there is no need for routine vit K IMO. Hep B is transmitted via sexual intercourse or IV drug use-- so I feel very comfy waiting until my kids are 3 or 4 to get that one.....
The only vax that I really don't like and don't want to get is chicken pox-- so we'll delay that one until our kids are 12 or so. If they haven't had chicken pox by then, then I'll give them the vax.....
Good luck with your decision!
I just bought the Dr. Sears book and one other recommended by midwife. They should be here this week. There are quite a few decisions to be made when it comes to having a child and for myself, as a first time mommy-to-be, I like to hear what others have done and do research on my own as well. I think it helps me to be less overwhelmed when I get to hear what others have done. Thank you!
We went ahead and followed the recommended schedule with our DD, after doing research. I think it's totally a personal decision, just do your research and do what YOU feel comfortable with.
P.S. This particular birth board is awesome because we CAN discuss things like vaccinations, circumcision, etc with respect for each other.