I responded "other" because initially, dh left it up to me, and I was going to do it for the typical reason- dh is circ'd, so he wanted his son to look like him, etc. Well, I didn't actually "decide" until the doctor was actually getting ready to scrub up, and the nurse came in to take him. I looked at my husband, and my parents (my mom or dad didn't want me to circumcise him)
Go mom!!! Go Dad!!! And I asked the nurse what happens. When she explained about the procedure, and how they strap him down and he'll cry because of that, i thought...what about the PAIN? And I asked, "is it too late to change my mind?" And she replied, "no honey, it's too late when it's done" So I told her we would not be circumcising. And she wasa ok with that. So the nurse kind of helped me make the final decision.
I am so glad that I did not go through with the circumcision!! After researching circumsion after I had him, I became more aware that I could not think of ANY reason to circumcise. And that baby boys must be born with a foreskin for a reason, as girls are born they way they are for a reason. And here I was with a beautiful baby, perfect in every way, and I could not have someone hurt him like that. And though I wasn't doing the procedure, I couldn't be part of that. I did a bit of research before he was born, but much more after he was born!!!