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post #81 of 142
Another Central IL mom here with a beautiful intact boy! My OB was pretty okay with it, although he did make some jokes about us rooming in to prevent someone from grabbing the baby and circ'ing him. It was said in jest, though. My ped is completely supportive as well.
post #82 of 142
Iowa here, my ds 2 1/2 is intact as are my 3 brothers. My cousins son is intact as well. I hope it becomes common place not to circ. I also dont thinks medicade should cover it, that is the only ''cosmetic'' thing they cover.
post #83 of 142

another one intact in Michigan!

My son is intact, his cousin isn't though . I haven't really met anyone else in my community with an intact boy. My family asked if we were going to get him circ'd, I just said 'no' and that was that.
post #84 of 142
Grew up in Iowa with circed brothers. DH also from IA is circed and has 5 circed brothers. Now living in Wyoming (Also a high circ area) and decided we would not be circing our son. When DS was born (HB) MIL and BIL both asked over the phone when we were were going to take DS to hospital to have him circed? DH took both of those calls thankfully. He told his mom we were not circing and left it at that but actually advocated the non-circ position to his brother. I was so very proud!:
post #85 of 142
DP was born in Chicago in 1979 and he's intact :
post #86 of 142
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Originally Posted by Sharlla View Post
Well that is what several people that I have been told about MO medicaid. I was told by my Dr personally that it is *not* covered and it would cost me $650 to have it done. Missouri dropped funding in 2002. Not sure if St. Lewis has their own special non state funded health insurance.

http://www.physorg.com/news152364043.html

ETA I was reading the medicaid website and they will not cover circ without prior approval, so I imagine it's based on medical necessity.
Well, I can't find the paperwork, and a quick Google search just confirms what you're saying. Hopefully I was just given out of date information.

ETA: I found the paperwork and two health care plans (one of which has since changed companies) list "non-medically necessary" circumcisions in the first 6 weeks of life as "additional services provided". : Unfortunately it's not out of date, it was printed 5-14-08.
post #87 of 142
Good Day MDC'ers!!! I too am "coming out" as a mom of an intact little boy. We live in Marshall, IL. it's so refreshing to see 5 pages of us
post #88 of 142
well I thought that 50/50 was circ/intact in my family... it turns out that ONLY my dad was circumcised, his nephews are all intact :: so my guess is that their sons are too. They all seem fine to me
post #89 of 142
I am in Minnesota and I have an intact twin!
post #90 of 142
I'm in the southeast (Atlanta, GA) and I have 3 intact sons. I have managed to save my neighbor's son from circumcision just days before he was born. They were going to do it because they just didn't know any better. I gave them all the info and talked to them about having intact sons and they changed their minds. Most boys here are still circ'ed but the incidence is decreasing. I know several moms now who chose to leave their sons intact. I'm gathering info now for the mom I'm acting as doula for.
post #91 of 142

Texas!

Im in east texas and I can think of a handfull of people I know that are intact. My son, a few friends sons, and my plumber too!








Wondering how I know my plumber's "status"???











He saw my anti-circ bumper stickers & told me.
post #92 of 142
Our son (4/08) is intact in Saint Paul, MN.
post #93 of 142
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Originally Posted by silverspook View Post
Im in east texas and I can think of a handfull of people I know that are intact. My son, a few friends sons, and my plumber too!
Hey that's great! To hear something like this.

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Originally Posted by silverspook View Post
Wondering how I know my plumber's "status"???

He saw my anti-circ bumper stickers & told me.
Ya, I was wondering how that came up!


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Originally Posted by ZTMOM View Post
Our son (4/08) is intact in Saint Paul, MN.
Welcome to the board ZTMOM hope you'll hang around and contribute. Great first post BTW!
post #94 of 142
Red-midwestern-high-circ-state resident here : Two beautiful intact 4 yr olds :

And my home-birthed nearly 80yr old dad too
post #95 of 142
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Originally Posted by njeb View Post
This post makes me wonder: just *what* are our Midwest doctors and nurses learning in medical and nursing schools that makes them think that circumcision is so wonderful??!? Is the pro-circ. propaganda in medical/nursing schools pervasive all over the US, or just in the Midwest?
I think it's just customer-driven. If they don't constantly offer cutting, their patients think "what is wrong here, I'm not getting the service I expect!"

The nurses at the hospital when DSs were born were like. "Wow. Really. Only people of Hispanic heritage don't get cut here!"
post #96 of 142
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Originally Posted by BlessedMommy2006 View Post
Just wanted to know that I'm not alone. I'm in Michigan and have an intact baby son, 5 1/2 weeks old, born on February 27th!
Congrats! My ds has the same birthday! He's 2yo and intact. We're in Kansas and most of my friends have left their baby's penises alone It seems to be a growing trend, but we still have a LONG ways to go.
post #97 of 142
We're in Minnesota

I grew up in Wisconsin and only ever knew of one guy for sure who was intact. DS was born in Mississippi, but he would be intact no matter where he was born.
post #98 of 142
Not "from" the midwest, but have been living here for 10+ years and for the foreseable future. DS is 18 mos and intact.

(I'm from NY, and DH is from Guyana.)
post #99 of 142
I am the proud mother of a 10 week old intact son in ann arbor. I come from a hb/bf/intact family and my DH does also - so naturally we left our son whole. you are not alone - think many families are waking up to the RIC thing.
post #100 of 142
Piping up...

I'm in Northern Wisconsin and have a 5 month old intact son. It was definitely a discussion piece with DH, but I wouldn't really budge Now he supports it and explains our decision with the best of us intactivists! I'm a nurse at the local hospital and its pretty rare for someone NOT to circ, sadly, my fellow nurses really questioned/doubted my decision.

Thanks to mdc for help coming up with snappy and appropriate responses!

I don't regret my decision at all and really appreciate the support I found here for making my decision.

My cousins circ'd their babies, but one of the two says she now regrets it (she hb'd then brought him in for circ I just don't understand that decision! )
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