First OB rotation is Thursday

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Registered: 03-15-2005
First OB rotation is Thursday
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Tue, 03-08-2011 - 6:12pm

I have been getting physically sick thinking about seeing circumcisions.

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Registered: 10-28-2005
Thu, 03-10-2011 - 1:52pm

I hope today goes okay for you, Kristi!

Hugs!!


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Registered: 03-15-2006
Thu, 03-10-2011 - 3:21pm

Ick. So sorry you have to deal with all that. My stomach turns just thinking about hearing the cries. :( Good luck!

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Mon, 03-14-2011 - 11:24am

Good luck and if you have do a

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Sat, 03-19-2011 - 9:41am

Hang in there, Kristi.

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Registered: 03-15-2005
Sun, 03-20-2011 - 4:52pm
So - this went way better than I expected it to. I spoke to one of my instructor's in private about it. She said, Hey, I have three boys and I also don't get involved with circumcision. She is a L&D/mother-baby nurse, and she said in all her years of practice she has only had to assist with two.

She said it is 100% acceptable to object to assisting, and that all I need to do if asked, is to say, "No thanks I am not comfortable assisting with circumcision," then answer any questions that may come up.

I was SO relieved.

I saw no babies being circumcised, and heard nothing. Circ's are VERY common, and happen every day at my clinical site. However, I may not have to even see one b/c they usually occur very early in the morning (we get there at 7am).

Thanks for your support everyone! I'll update throughout the coming weeks as needed!

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Registered: 08-07-2008
Mon, 03-21-2011 - 6:50pm

Well that's good, I am glad they are reasonable about it. Is that three intact boys maybe?

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Registered: 03-15-2005
Sun, 03-27-2011 - 11:09am
I know, I wondered about that. BUT, what causes me to doubt it is she said "I also don't like to participate in circumcision, and I have three boys myself." That made me think she probably circ'd them. I haven't (and probably won't) ask her.

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Registered: 11-13-2008
Mon, 03-28-2011 - 12:41pm
Kristi, I'm glad she was supportive of your position. How is your rotation going?

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Registered: 03-15-2005
Mon, 03-28-2011 - 6:11pm
I go back on Thursday! I'll post an update!

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