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Forum: Understanding Circumcision   04-18-2011, 01:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,585
Posted By drs0410
Every time they start with their scare tactics,...

Every time they start with their scare tactics, share what you know about a baby who has died or been injured from circumcision. There should be plenty of stories online. Then ask them, "wouldn't...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   03-13-2011, 01:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,210
Posted By drs0410
Thanks! I agree with the replies and have no...

Thanks! I agree with the replies and have no intention of getting my son or any possible future sons circumcised. However, when you read about males getting circumcised at age 4, 10, 25, etc....
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   03-11-2011, 08:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,210
Posted By drs0410
I have also read about men who don't like being...

I have also read about men who don't like being intact but haven't really done anything about it because it's embarrassing and complicated. I don't want to cut off any part of my son that's meant to...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   03-11-2011, 07:53 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,797
Posted By drs0410
My baby is the only boy I know of who isn't...

My baby is the only boy I know of who isn't circumcised. My husband's step siblings have 3 boys all together. Two I know for sure are circumcised and the other one I don't know about. I have a 2...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   03-11-2011, 07:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,210
Posted By drs0410
On other message boards, I often read about...

On other message boards, I often read about people having their sons circumcised as infants because they knew of older boys/men who kept getting infections and didn't want their sons to have to go...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   02-02-2011, 08:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 348
Posted By drs0410
I'm sure he would understand if you told him...

I'm sure he would understand if you told him what circumcision is and how you thought it was a good idea when he was born but later found out it wasn't.
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   01-22-2011, 09:46 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,763
Posted By drs0410
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Forum: Understanding Circumcision   01-21-2011, 09:48 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,376
Posted By drs0410
We live in a country where most adult males are...

We live in a country where most adult males are circumcised, so most of us grew up thinking of the cut penis as normal. When I was young, I just assumed boys were born that way. When I learned about...
Forum: Allergies   01-18-2011, 08:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,536
Posted By drs0410
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Forum: Allergies   01-18-2011, 04:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,536
Posted By drs0410
Is that normal? He's 8 months old now and his...

Is that normal? He's 8 months old now and his body seems to be fine with everything else. However, when he has the smallest amount of grains, he starts vomiting about an hour or two after he has...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   01-18-2011, 12:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,267
Posted By drs0410
He'll be okay. At least tell her to make sure...

He'll be okay. At least tell her to make sure they give him something to prevent him from being in too much pain. After that I'm sure he'll grow up living in ignorant bliss like most circumcised...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   01-13-2011, 01:33 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,454
Posted By drs0410
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Forum: Understanding Circumcision   01-13-2011, 12:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 684
Posted By drs0410
I think Americans just got used to it and think...

I think Americans just got used to it and think it's something you're supposed to do. They don't always research the decision, but they know that their dad, brothers, cousins, nephews, boyfriends,...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   01-13-2011, 12:19 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,454
Posted By drs0410
Kind of silly, but when I was 18 I thought that...

Kind of silly, but when I was 18 I thought that I might someday want to have cosmetic surgery on my vag area to make it "prettier". I was dumb, I know, and it also shows you how underdeveloped the...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   01-12-2011, 08:52 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,454
Posted By drs0410
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Forum: Understanding Circumcision   12-23-2010, 09:20 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 6,174
Posted By drs0410
My son is only 7 months, but he's doing fine so...

My son is only 7 months, but he's doing fine so far. Maybe he's supposed to be "unfine" once his foreskin retracts.
 
I assume he'll be dealing with infections at first. Then I will have to...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   12-20-2010, 09:41 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,125
Posted By drs0410
Reading these replies has me feeling even more...

Reading these replies has me feeling even more relieved that my son never had to go through that. I can't believe that this is still going on. What's really horrible is that the medical community...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   12-19-2010, 08:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 426
Posted By drs0410
My family doesn't even know that my son is...

My family doesn't even know that my son is intact. They never asked and I never told them. I don't want to deal with the same kind of thing that you dealt with.
 
Congratulations on another little...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   12-19-2010, 08:11 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,125
Posted By drs0410
How did you see 5 circumcisions? Are you a...

How did you see 5 circumcisions? Are you a nurse?
 
I just want to believe that the babies of parents who don't know any better have some kind of pain relief.

 
Quote:Originally Posted by...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   12-19-2010, 07:50 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,125
Posted By drs0410
My son isn't circumcised, and I'm so relieved...

My son isn't circumcised, and I'm so relieved that I did my research when I was pregnant. Whether it's painful or not, it's still unreasonable to strap down a child and cut off a healthy part of his...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   12-17-2010, 02:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,662
Posted By drs0410
What's wrong with those other things you listed?...

What's wrong with those other things you listed? I haven't done any research on those and didn't know they were a problem.
 
I had an epidural with both my kids and was still aware any time...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   12-16-2010, 08:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,662
Posted By drs0410
I had the same concern when I was pregnant with...

I had the same concern when I was pregnant with my son. There are so many random papers you have to sign, and I was afraid I would accidentally consent to circumcision by not clearly reading through...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   12-15-2010, 11:42 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,331
Posted By drs0410
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Quote:Originally Posted by PuppyFluffer http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1285387/scared-not-to-circ#post_16118361)
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Forum: Understanding Circumcision   12-15-2010, 06:31 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,331
Posted By drs0410
I'm not trying to take over this post, but I was...

I'm not trying to take over this post, but I was just curious about the number of intact boys many of you are seeing. I live in Texas and used to work in day cares off and on- mostly with infants...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-15-2010, 06:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 642
Posted By drs0410
So now grains are a bad thing? I thought they...

So now grains are a bad thing? I thought they were good if you're eating whole grains. I'm also hearing lately that dairy isn't good for you, and for verious reasons, some people don't eat meat. So...
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