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My Due Date: April 12, 2015
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Age: 43 years old
Location: Australia

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To Circumcise or Not to Circumcise???
By nicolebub » Posted Oct. 16, 2014 6:53pm - 894 views - 15 comments

Okay ladies (and gents please feel free to help me!)...

We know we are having a little baby boy as I had the Harmony NIPT done and I'm pretty sure that can't be wrong.
My husband and I were all for the circumcision. My husband is circumcised so it just made complete sense. So I asked my obgyn and she has advised me of a guy that does it in our area but she doesn't give us any options or advice on the subject. As she said, it is personal or religious choice.

So I have been googling the procedure. The Plastibell method seems the newest and least traumatic. well, I watched the operation on a YouTube video and was traumatised myself! I know all operations are invasive, there is really no such thing as a none invasive operation. I'm just worried that doing it may be the wrong thing!

We live in Australia, and then I read further information and the general consensus in Australia is obviously to not circumcise as apparently only 20% of the boys these days are given the snip. So will our boy be the odd one out at school? Am I setting him up to be singled out by his peers?

AHHHHHH.... It's one of those things I just want to get all sides to the story and as much knowledge on before I make an informed choice.
So, can all you mummy's help me out and let me know what you have decided? Or what you have done in the past? Have their been complications of having it or not having it done?
Comment away please!

Hope you are all well xxxxxx

Comments for this Journal Entry

Comment from AshleyLauren » Posted Oct. 16, 2014 11:45pm
We are getting our son circumcised. My husband is and felt strongly about getting our son circumcised as well. There are obviously pros and cons to both. The baby will never remember the circumcision, and if the procedure isn't done and he prefers it later in life, that would be quite painful. Here's a link that discusses some benefits of circumcision:


Good luck making the decision!

Comment from JessyM83 » Posted Oct. 16, 2014 11:44pm
We will be circumcising our son. Our Dr. Kinda walked us through it but we already had our minds made up! My hubby is and its more sanitary for him in the long run! Also like you said I don't want him to be singled out later in life! It's very common here to be circumsised! But it's your decision and you'll do what's right for your son in the long run! :)

Comment from withchild2 » Posted Oct. 16, 2014 11:15pm
We circumcised our son. I left the decision to my husband (he is circumcised as well) since I figured that was more his territory. There were no complications whatsoever. I can tell you that every man that I have talked to who isn't circumcised (I used to work as a nurse) made a comment that they wish they were. But I think it's only because it is more uncommon in the U.S. to not be circumcised and they felt different as teenagers and women here don't like it as much. If it's more common there for men to keep the foreskin, I would say don't do it, though.

Comment from stickybean1976 » Posted Oct. 16, 2014 10:10pm
I'm only going by our friend who had their son where we live. They just had him done last year at 5yrs of age for medical reasons.

Comment from stickybean1976 » Posted Oct. 16, 2014 10:01pm
hi K. You won't get a choice they don't do it here only if there's a medical

Comment from aprilluvsmoz » Posted Oct. 16, 2014 7:35pm
I meant she explained about the anesthia. Dumb auto correct. What ever decision you make Im sure it will be the right one for you. Best of luck

Comment from aprilluvsmoz » Posted Oct. 16, 2014 7:31pm
I asked this question two months back. while I really appreciated all the input on the situation I definitely has care of myself as well by watching the procedure. I realize when it comes down to it that that was the decision that had to be made by me and my boyfriend. I wanted to be informed about the decision to do the circumcision so I spoke to my OB regarding the entire procedure from beginning to end. she explained to me by the end of season is given to the baby the clamp that is put on his penis the way they remove the skin and how long it takes to heal. she explained to me that it the procedure only takes about 10 minutes. she brought up a good point that since my boyfriend circumsized that it would be easier for my son to be circumcised as well to be able to relate with him. when going into this decision I thought about the pros and cons of each and while looking up online and speak with my doctor there are much more pros for me and getting it done.

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