New to the board & need some ideas - have read the archives, but still not sure how to go about this.
I have a co-worker (an RN - we're both in medical fields) who is pg with her first, a boy - due in a couple of weeks. I'd love to discuss circ with her (esp. as her DH is somewhat of the man's man/rough & tumble guy that I think may be very pro-circ - just a guess) but am not sure how. Neither of us is very inhibited about discussions, but I've only known her a few months (just started the job) and don't want to offend. But I also don't want another mutilated child in the world, either!
My friend isn't super AP-oriented, but is planning to BF for at least "a few months." Really nice - although I'm sure she thinks I'm a whacko (which is why I'm at MDC! so I know I'm not a whacko!) after all my discussions with her re: homebirth, drug-free birth, midwives, etc (all "this is what I want to do" things - not overt suggestions that she change her path).
Anyhow, I've rambled enough - but any ideas for gentle ways to bring this up? I'm in an area that is about 95% circ, btw.
crafty mama to Chloe and Emma (10/08) and Piper
emergency medicine PA and single mother by choice