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Old 09-13-2010, 04:54 PM
 
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One would think a well-known hospital in a big city would be on top of the latest pain studies. OTOH, they probably are, but they may be the busiest and the most closely tied to research.

Meaning, no one has the patience for the anesthesia to fully take effect (cuts into the financial bottom line, too) and research universities and research companies come to them for pristine foreskin flesh. Anesthesia renders foreskins unsuitable.
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Old 09-13-2010, 07:22 PM
 
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Isn't it ironic that OBs often push and encourage drugs on birthing mothers, but when it comes to the newborn they circumcise w/o any pain relief at all?? WTH is wrong here!?
Mothers with epidurals make their lives easier. Babies without pain relief make their lives easier.

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I thought I'd give you all an update on my experience now that I've had our (beautiful and intact! ) baby boy at this hospital. By some sick cosmic joke, we of all people were assigned to stay in the room right across the hall from the "procedure" room, where all the circs take place. I tried to pretend that all the frantic crying I heard those two days after birth were from PKU tests. If I hadn't had such a long and traumatic labor, I probably would have insisted on switching rooms, but I simply didn't have the energy.

We had a very succinct post-birth sheet that listed "no circ" along with a couple other things and gave one to every nurse and doctor who came in. We were still asked multiple times if we were circing, but it was more in an "I'm too lazy to read your chart right now" kind of way than from any pressure to do it. I was hoping we'd get some kind of positive feedback from a closet intactivist, but no such luck. We made sure our babe never left our room for a second.

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I thought I'd give you all an update on my experience now that I've had our (beautiful and intact! ) baby boy at this hospital. By some sick cosmic joke, we of all people were assigned to stay in the room right across the hall from the "procedure" room, where all the circs take place. I tried to pretend that all the frantic crying I heard those two days after birth were from PKU tests. If I hadn't had such a long and traumatic labor, I probably would have insisted on switching rooms, but I simply didn't have the energy.
This is the kind of situation that turned my mother into a pro-intact person (and saved me from circ). She heard horrible cries fron another baby when her first child (a girl) was born in the hospital, and turns out it was a circ. She decided that she wouldn't let any sons of hers go through that.

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I know that this happens in most circs, and I still get sick when it comes up. I just don't understand how anyone could think that slicing off ANYTHING from a baby doesn't hurt them. I just can't wrap my head around it. The idea of my dh as a 2 day old baby having this done to him is like a punch in the gut.



And yes, not to be all tin foil hat, but if the foreskin is being sold off to a cosmetic or pharmaceutical company (it's used in making skin graft material - google "apligraf") it can't be used if it has any sort of anesthetic in it.

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