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post #41 of 56
I think having a doula would be a really good idea for you for a lot of reasons. Not just to help stave off any pro-circers, but to help remind staff not to ignore your wishes for no IV, to walk around, etc. Perhaps you can find someone in your area who's working towards certification who can help you out for free or low cost. Try bellywomen.net
post #42 of 56
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I DID IT! I filled out my pre-registration tonight and put in big letters at the top DO NOT ASK ME ABOUT CIRCUMCISION THIS IS NOT SOMETHING I WANT AND DO NOT WANT TO BE ASKED!!!
post #43 of 56
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I DID IT! I filled out my pre-registration tonight and put in big letters at the top DO NOT ASK ME ABOUT CIRCUMCISION THIS IS NOT SOMETHING I WANT AND DO NOT WANT TO BE ASKED!!!
Great Job MommyinTX! Keep us posted on how things proceed; see it is not that hard.
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I DID IT! I filled out my pre-registration tonight and put in big letters at the top DO NOT ASK ME ABOUT CIRCUMCISION THIS IS NOT SOMETHING I WANT AND DO NOT WANT TO BE ASKED!!!
I'm so glad you came back and have taken steps to protect your new baby! You can do it

love and peace.
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I DID IT! I filled out my pre-registration tonight and put in big letters at the top DO NOT ASK ME ABOUT CIRCUMCISION THIS IS NOT SOMETHING I WANT AND DO NOT WANT TO BE ASKED!!!
YAY!!!!

Thats reason to celebrate!

I'm so proud of you!!!!

I bet doing what you did took a huge load off, didn't it. Now on the the count down to that sweet little boy who is so lucky to keep ALL HIS BODY PARTS!!! He will thank you for keeping him WHOLE. You're a super smart mama! You really are. :
post #46 of 56
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Now is the time to change that. You can do it. You're about to have this amazing person placed in your arms who is going to need to you to be strong enough to fight for him. He's going to need you throughout his life, and standing up for his right to genital integrity will just be a first - it won't end with that.
YES! I've only been a mom for 4 months and during that four months the only mistakes that I regret are the the ones where I didn't stand up for my baby and say "NO." I've learned that I have to be stronger than ever to protect my son and it has only been 4 months. I can only imagine how much more my strength will be tested in my journey as a parent.
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I DID IT! I filled out my pre-registration tonight and put in big letters at the top DO NOT ASK ME ABOUT CIRCUMCISION THIS IS NOT SOMETHING I WANT AND DO NOT WANT TO BE ASKED!!!
You are amazing! Way to go

post #48 of 56
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I DID IT! I filled out my pre-registration tonight and put in big letters at the top DO NOT ASK ME ABOUT CIRCUMCISION THIS IS NOT SOMETHING I WANT AND DO NOT WANT TO BE ASKED!!!

Good for you (and your son)!
post #49 of 56
Congratulations strong Momma

You have one lucky little boy to be

Take care,
Tara
post #50 of 56
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Im in West Tx.....in Lubbock...head down around August LOL
My sister is in Abilene & is begging me to come visit...maybe I can save enough gas money by August!

Along with being an intactivist, I'm a massage therapist certified in prenatal massage, so I could be of service to you mama before during & after birth too!
post #51 of 56
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I DID IT! I filled out my pre-registration tonight and put in big letters at the top DO NOT ASK ME ABOUT CIRCUMCISION THIS IS NOT SOMETHING I WANT AND DO NOT WANT TO BE ASKED!!!
Awesome!! Good for you!!
post #52 of 56
I never got pressured to have my son circumcised, it can vary from area to area of course, but I think one of the reasons was because I never appeared wishywashy on the subject. When asked, I said No, firmly and confidently.

I did have nurses try to push me on some of the other things I said No to, I generally just say nothing because I don't like the confrontation either, but I don't waiver or change my mind.

I hope you have a beautiful birth and a healthy happy baby boy!
post #53 of 56
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My sister is in Abilene & is begging me to come visit...maybe I can save enough gas money by August!

Along with being an intactivist, I'm a massage therapist certified in prenatal massage, so I could be of service to you mama before during & after birth too!
Thats not far at all!! And heck if I get a massage Ill pay your gas!!! LOL
post #54 of 56
Hi there!

I am not sure what was said to you before, as I don't post on here very often. I know that many of us are very passionate about the subject, and may come off rather strongly at times....but I am glad that you weren't scared away

I am also a non-confrontational person by nature. I am definitely working on becoming more assertive. Having my son has definitely helped me with that. I want no harm to ever come to him, and my job is to protect him. I have become much more assertive when it comes to anything to do with my son.

I find just saying no in a firm tone with a look that says that it isn't up for discussion is all it takes. Saying no to circ is relatively easy, as opposed to say declining vaccinations or vitamin supplements(I don't think bf'ed babies need them personally)....docs usually give me more hassle about those issues. However, I've always been able to say no to them....I nod and smile a lot....and let it go in one ear and out the other!

When I had my son, the nurse asked me the day after he was born if I wanted it done....I was in the bathroom at the time, and she just knocked on the door. I yelled NO, and never heard another thing about it....LOL.

The more informed you are on things, the easier it will be. Armed with research, and the sight of your precious newborn son, I think you'll have less trouble saying no than you might think.

Hugs and congrats on your little guy!
post #55 of 56
Well, what about having a homebirth or UC? I know it is a lot to think about, but it is also a very good way to make sure your baby stays whole, and you don't get pressured.
post #56 of 56
Congrats.... I do hope that along with the message about leavng ds intact you will also pursue the best birth environment for you and your baby.
A peaceful birth will lesson chances of ppd and make you feel like a mama lion (so you won't have any problem standing up for your wishes).

It sounds like the place you were at didnt' really listen to your needs for your other births, and they should. A birth plan is a good way to start.

I loved that the first thing my nurse told me at the hospital was, "You know, you don't have to do anything that you don't want to."

Enjoy your pregnancy!

Jessica
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