Every good parent wants to be sure their baby is healthy and to keep them that way. That’s why doctors recommend things like well-baby checkups. The thought of these checkups is heart-warming to parents as they consider the health of their child. To many, they bring a sense of security. They get to see how their baby is growing and ask a professional any questions they may have about their baby’s development. If there is a problem, the doctor will see it right away.
Well-Baby and Well-Child Checkups
Health Partners has this to say about well-baby checkups:
Well-baby visits – or well-child visits – are checkups that are recommended at specific times throughout your child’s life, with several happening during the first year.
Baby wellness visits are an important way to ensure that your child’s growth and development are on track, catch and address possible health issues early, and help you stay on top of childhood immunization schedules.
According to the CDC, at these checkups there is a general list of what to expect. The doctor will take measurements, give a head-to-toe physical exam, check on your baby’s development, and give any vaccines that line up with where your baby is on the schedule. This is also a time for you to ask the doctor questions.
What is the purpose of well-baby checkups?
According to Health Partners,
While well-baby visits are not required by law, they are considered critical to a child’s health and development. Skipping wellness visits and falling behind on your infant’s checkup schedule could lead to missing certain health or developmental problems, and delaying needed medical treatment. If you’ve chosen to vaccinate your child, missing well-baby visits can put them behind schedule. Vaccine schedules are important to ensure your child gets the best possible protection from preventable diseases.
Well-baby and well-child checkups are often paired up with the child’s vaccine schedule, so as to make getting them as easy and convenient as possible. Unfortunately, vaccines are not as unwaveringly helpful as most of us would like to believe.
A simple explanation regarding how vaccines work will help in understanding why Western medicine relies so heavily upon them that they build a child’s first year of doctor’s visits around them. When you introduce a virus or pathogen to the body, and it fights it off, it is then prepared to more easily fight it off in the future. So, if we can introduce a virus or pathogen to the body in a controlled way, and let the body fight off a smaller dose of it, any run-ins with it in the future will be more easily handled.
Unfortunately, this doesn’t work as well in real life as on paper.
They don’t work like they should
To hear the theory of vaccinations as stated above, you would think all that’s in that syringe is the virus or pathogen itself, right? If so, you’d be wrong. The vaccines also include ingredients like binders and heavy metals–things that have no healthy purpose in the human blood stream and can make people sick. When the binders being used are injected into the human bloodstream, it can also result in allergies to those proteins and foods. The body recognizes that they’re not supposed to be in the bloodstream, and attacks them along with the virus or pathogen, marking them a target in the future, and diminishing the amount of the immune response that can actually target the virus.
On top of that, there is evidence that things like the HPV and flu vaccines don’t work and are dangerous. A relationship between the United States’ infant mortality rate and its mass vaccination efforts is evident.
WHO’s the expert on your child?
Vaccines are considered a must by most and are often touted as an answer for everything from the latest pandemic to the chickenpox. This can lead people to believe it’s the best choice, bar none. This has also been shown to not be true. In an interview with our own Dr. Patrick, Dr. Paul Thomas shows how he has handled informed consent in his pediatric practice. He also shows evidence that a lot of times, non-vaccinated children come out with fewer issues to deal with than vaccinated children.
What other choice is there?
Many people think that the only doctors that can take care of children are pediatricians. This isn’t true. While pediatricians specialize in taking care of children from a Western medicine approach, that doesn’t mean other doctors don’t know how to take care of them. If your pediatrician is pushing you to do something, and you don’t think it’s best for your child, there are other options.
Most people don’t think to consider chiropractic care for babies and children, even though they are far more prone to bumps and jars while playing, than adults are while working. If your body gets jarred or hurt anywhere, it impacts the rest of your body–if you stub your toe, for example, your heart rate increases. If your body falls out of homeostasis–something birth definitely does in both mother and baby–the body doesn’t function as well. Getting everything back into alignment is crucial.
The lie of all-or-nothing
The vaccines the CDC recommends are just that–a recommendation. They are not required by law. If you want to give your child this vaccine, but not that one, it’s your choice. If your doctor doesn’t respect that, you are within your rights to find another doctor that does. Informed consent means that you are given all the details surrounding ways to take care of your child or yourself. Informed consent is integral to our healthcare freedoms. Vaccines, lack thereof, or the choice to pick and choose, is your right as a parent, as is your right to all pertinent information before making that choice.
Vaccines are not required by law, and there is allowance for exemptions.
To start your journey with adjustments, or learn more about vaccine injury, informed consent, and other options for child-centric wellness care, reach out to a Wellness Way clinic today!