Circumcision 101: What's Your Plan?

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Circumcision 101: What's Your Plan?
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Wed, 01-30-2013 - 10:17am

It's a boy! Whether you're pregant or a new mom, you'll need to decide whether you'd like to have your baby boy circumcised. For some people, it's a simple choice; for others it can be very difficult figuring out what to do. Here's an overview of this common, yet sometimes controversial, procedure so that you can make the best decision for your family:

Circumcision 101: What You Need to Know to Make the Decision for Your Baby Boy- http://www.ivillage.com/circumcision-pros-and-cons/6-a-127855

What are your plans for circumcision?  Was this an easy decision for you and your partner or have you struggled with it a bit?

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Wed, 01-30-2013 - 3:38pm

Always a hot topic!  I asked my OB how common it is in our area and she said it's 50/50.  After all I didn't want him being the odd boy out in the locker room.  I've read the pro's and con's for both side medically speaking as well and we've decided not to cicumcise our son.  

Caryn

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Registered: 04-28-2011
Sun, 02-03-2013 - 12:05pm
For us it wasn't even an issue. If we have a boy, he will remain intact. Even if it was unusual or if DH was highly pro circ, I would not consent to circumcision. That is simply my position and although I'd be willing to compromise on many parenting choices, this simply isn't one of them.