I got two very different reactions from the hospital when I had my DD 7½ years ago and when I had DS's 3 & 3.
When I had DD I knew I was having a girl but they INSISTED that I had to sign the consent form or decline it. I was in LABOR and in pain but the nurse kept after me. I told her repeatedly I didn't need to sign it since we were having a girl, and she kept harping on me. Finally in anger and frustration (and pain!) I screamed at her that I wouldn't sign it and that they certainly wouldn't get consent from ME to cut my son. DH asked if he could sign it (mostly out of curiosity) and the nurse told him he couldn't because until we walked out of the hospital he had no rights to the baby. She THEN went on to lecture ME about how circumcision is the best thing and how I was doing an injustice to my child but NOT cutting him..... and then turned around and told my DH that as soon as we left the hospital he could drop me off at home and take the baby to a urologist and have him cut right then and there and he wouldn't "need HER permission to do it." OMG I cannot even tell you how angry I was. AFTER I had the baby and went home I wrote a letter of complaint to the hospital (naming the nurse) and to my insurance company. I got a letter of apology from the hospital... yeah, big whoop.
When I had DS2 DH and I agreed that we wouldn't circ. It wasn't even an issue. When I went in and they asked me about the consent form I told them that WE were not giving consent. DS2 was cared for by a neonatologist in the hospital as he was 4 weeks early (but was fine and roomed in with me the whole time). At one point she said something like "Well, after he's circ'd I'll..." and I stopped her dead in her tracks and said "He's NOT getting circ'd!!!!" I swear she got choked up and came over to the bed and HUGGED me and told me "You've made a wonderful decision!" That same time in the hospital when my OB came to visit she also made a comment about "when he's circ'd" and I told HER that he was not getting cut she also smiled at me and said happily "Oh that's so great!" MANY nurses asked us repeatedly "When he is getting circ'd again?" and I repeatedly told them "NEVER... and if he is you all will have a law suit on your hands the likes of which will pay for my GREAT-Grandchildren to attend college!" That shut people up pretty quick.
When I had DS3 he was in the NICU and I'd have to say that 99% of the nurses in there are adamently against circ. So when I told them that Ben wasn't going to be circ'd they were thrilled
I actually talked the people with the baby next to Ben into NOT circ'ing their little boy!! I was so happy
Unfortuantely I wasn't able to convince the people with the baby on the other side of Ben
Oh well, can't win them all. However the nurses did tell me that since they often have parents in there for so long "with their ear" that many many more boys leave the NICU intact than that leave the regular nursery intact. I thought that was VERY interesting!!!
mom of 5