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#31 of 41 Old 11-24-2007, 02:12 PM
 
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no babies are forgotten and left uncircumcised.
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I remember hearing a story from that time period of a boy being born breech & being circumcised even before his head was born.
I read this on a website, I think an article from about 1967 mentioned a doctor who loved doing this in the 50s.

I can't find the website so I can't say if its authentic, though not really any stranger than many things doctors do.
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I think an article from about 1967 mentioned a doctor who loved doing this in the 50s.
Wow. :Puke :

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There's an awful case in the obstetrical literature where a baby boy being born frank breech (bum presenting with legs straight up like a jackknife) had his penis accidentally amputated when the dr did an episiotomy on the mother.

Knowing that kind of thing can happen is another reason to stay out of a hosp for birth.
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There's an awful case in the obstetrical literature where a baby boy being born frank breech (bum presenting with legs straight up like a jackknife) had his penis accidentally amputated when the dr did an episiotomy on the mother.
Because the doctor didn't care enogh to look where he was cutting?!?!?!

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There's an awful case in the obstetrical literature where a baby boy being born frank breech (bum presenting with legs straight up like a jackknife) had his penis accidentally amputated when the dr did an episiotomy on the mother.
OMG that is awful :
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From a list of 9 reasons given in support of immediate circumcision:

"Convenience: Prior to this new plan the circumcisions were performed between the third and seventh days and a line-up on Sunday mornings was routine. It meant an extra trip hospital trip, a good deal of uncomfortable delay between cases, and the resulting traffic problem in the birth rooms was prodigious. Under the present regime, the obstetrician finishes his episiotomy, walks across the hall and circumcises the infant, and is finished with the whole business. The time thus saved for both the physician and the nursing staff is considerable."

"Stimulation of the baby: Frequently following a general anesthetic the newborn is depressed and various stimulants are employed; circumcision unfailingly produces an excellent response in a sleepy baby."

"Pain: Although the pain sense is present at birth, it is much less intense than in later infancy."
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Just the idea of someone typing this up makes me want to puke, let alone thinking about it actually being implemented as a policy.

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I remember hearing a story from that time period of a boy being born breech & being circumcised even before his head was born.
I eventually googled it after recalling a line in the article about interns fighting over who gets to circumcise.

http://www.xcircum.com/images/Dear.pdf
Its on page 4.

I believe its authentic.
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I just had to sit and read the whole article. I wish I didn't. It blew my mind. I don't know what else to say.

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Wow. This makes me wonder if my Mom had to do something special to make sure my brothers weren't circ'ed in the hospital (so they could have the Bris at 8 days old.) They were born in 1969 and 1971.

Between BF and not circ'ing for the first week, she must have been considered a real hippie in those days!

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omg. that is just heartbreaking. i wonder if this is the way it happend for dh.

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