Originally Posted by eightyferrettoes
Yeah, in GC's case, that thing would have to "go directly to Rel Studies, do not pass go, do not collect 200 dollars."
"Nooooo! Anywhere but the abyss we call Rel Studies!"
Yeah I have been checking you out 80.
If I had had a healthier pregnancy last time perhaps I would have been well enough to research the topic more indepthly, and present an arguement grounded in religious thought that would have convinced my DH. But considering I damn near ended up in the hospitial on more than one occasion while my son was gestating, I am just happy I made it through the pregnancy, and that he was born healthy.
That said, maybe you should ask permission for a sticky at the top of the circ forum. It could go something like this
"While debate concerning religious circumscion is not allowed here, we wanted to offer some alternative views surrounding religious circ. You can find information concerning it here (insert links)".That way, the information is there for woman who need it, without breaking forum rules here by posting relgious issues. Also, it gives them resources they need withoutt their concerns don't get drowned in the abyss of Religious Studies.
Also, maybe there is a link in religious studies somewhere....but one thing that bothers me is that even if people choose to religiously circ some ways to do it are better than others (not 24 hours after birth, with aethestics that work, etc).
If people are convinced they are religiously bound they should be informed on how make it the least traumatic possible. I know people would argue against this, and I *understand*. But if people are going to do it anyway I would feel better knowing that people knew how long the anethstic takes to kick in, that they should wait until nursing routines are established, etc. etc.
Even though I felt more or less forced into the situation in the end, I tried my best to make it the safest possible for my son. The circ was done at home, with an topical aethestic on prior to the c-block, he was in arms etc, with only my husband and I there (I was in the bathroom really because I couldn't be there). And while none of this takes away from the guilt or regret I have, at least I know that did the best I could considering the circumstances. For lack of a better term, it was as AP as possible.