Because the hospital I was going to deliver at was too crowded, I got transferred to a different hospital for my delivery. When my first son was born, I had him circ'd (I didn't know any better at the time). I remember at the this "old" hospital they asked me several times if I wanted him circ'd, and they lined up all the baby boys every morning outside the rooms so they could go in for their procedure. I just assumed this was standard. Now THIS time around at the "new" hospital, I never was asked at all if I wanted to circ...not that I wanted to have it done anyways! I thought it was interesting though, so I asked one of the nurses about it. She said that this hospital is very progressive, and they just assume that most women do not want it done these days unless it's a religious ritual. They don't even DO circ-ing there, you have to find a pediatrician to do it for you after you leave the hospital. I thought that was such great news!
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7/15/07 at 2:20am