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Fri, 08-19-2011 - 8:26pm

Hi, this board appears a bit slow, hopefully someone will help with my question.

We are having a boy. We had a boy last time and had the circumsion discussion... we hadn't decided on doing it or not when our son was born still during the 35th week, so the discussion was left with no answer from us.

We are having another boy so we have had to bring up the discussion again. I've always kind of just thought I wouldn't want to do it, no real reason for or against, just the feeling I've had deep down. However, in talking about it with dh, I found out that he wanted to do it, no real reason other than he is.

I feel that neither of us has a real reason for or against so I've decided to try and gain some insight on both, reasons for as well as reasons against - nothing harsh, nothing trying to sway us one way or the other, just some simple facts if that makes sense. When googling, I find arguments and pushing for or against, I don't care for all that, I am just trying to find some info, some legit info on both circumsizing as well as not circumsizing.


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Registered: 11-13-2008
Mon, 08-22-2011 - 5:00pm
Hi Torie, I'm not sure if this link will be what you are looking for or not, it gives the pros and cons of both: http://www.ivillage.com/circumcision-decision-0/6-a-127870

It's really a tough choice with all of the controversial information out there, and just one of many decisions you find yourself facing as a parent. Whichever way you choose, you are making an informed decision so it will be the right one for you and your family. Maybe talking with your husband about some of the pros and cons will put you on the right track, especially since he can give you the male point of view.

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Tue, 08-23-2011 - 10:51am

Hi Torrie

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Wed, 08-24-2011 - 10:10am

Hi Again Torrie

Further to all i've said, a really good website with authoratative and reliable medical information can be found at:

http://www.circinfo.net/

More than you can ever read I guess!

Tony

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Wed, 08-24-2011 - 2:24pm
Thanks Melissa and Tony - we still haven't made a decision, but I guess we better get to one! Like I said, neither of us really have a real reason for or against, so we're really trying to educate ourselves before making the decision - hopefully we'll be able to make an informed decision that is ok for both of us.

Thanks again for the info.


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Wed, 08-24-2011 - 2:28pm
You are welcome, Torie! I'm not sure if you've picked a pediatrician yet, but you might want to consider making an appointment before he's born to discuss it with them, along with their feelings on breastfeeding, vaccines, etc.. No matter what you decide, you want to make sure you have a doctor you feel comfortable with. Good luck with your decision!

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Mon, 10-10-2011 - 2:47pm

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Mon, 10-10-2011 - 11:08pm

I had not read your original message properly and had not seen the word "still" next to "born" (reference to your first one).