Unfortunately, my son was circumcised
Our circ story is in the sticky thread about regret up above, but I would still like to answer these questions.1. Did anyone come ask if you wanted to circ after you'd said "NO" in the birth plan or other paperwork? Did anyone try to coerce you to change your mind?
As an extremely naive and immature teenager, I had no idea what circ even was at that time, therefore, I had no "plan". I don't recall being asked about circ at all. It was simply never discussed during my pregnancy.2. Did the doctor/nurse who brought the consent form explain the procedure?
Not that I can remember. As I said above, I don't even remember being asked about it. I don't remember consenting and I don't remember signing anything.3. Did he or she explain risks vs. benefits (and if so, was it accurate)?
No clue!4. Is circ covered by your insurance?
Yes, it was. I had Medicaid at the time. I could be wrong, but I've since heard that Medicaid in TN no longer covers circumcision.5. What state do you live in, and in what year was your experience?
It was a dinky town in Tennessee in 1993.
I truly didn't know or at least remember anything about the whole circ deal until he was brought to me sometime on the 2nd day with a bloody looking penis. I was under general anesthesia when he was born around noon (occiput posterior presentation - 27 hrs of hard labor, 2 hrs of hard pushing, he was stuck) and was pretty out of it for the rest of the day. I very vaguely remember trying to breastfeed him. That night, I had a high fever and was really sick due to a uterine infection and stayed that way for a few days following his birth.. the 2nd and 3rd day being the worst. My mom pretty much took over everything.. If anything was explained about the circ, it was very likely explained to her
. I was probably just told, "sign here". I really wish I could remember how things happened and I really
wish I had asked more questions after it was all said and done.. besides, "what happened to him?" and "why did they do that?".. and settling for "oh, he was just circumcised" and "because all boys have to" as answers. Damn me for being an idiot