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Forum: Understanding Circumcision   05-16-2011, 08:17 AM
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Posted By erin23kate
Ron Low's site is http://tlctugger.com/

Ron Low's site is http://tlctugger.com/
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   05-16-2011, 08:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,944
Posted By erin23kate
He told me at least 5 years old.

He told me at least 5 years old.
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   05-13-2011, 06:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 602
Posted By erin23kate
I wrote the 50 reasons, but if I were to pick 5:...

I wrote the 50 reasons, but if I were to pick 5:
 
1 - It's his body and should be his decision.
2 - Penile skin removal is risky - babies have died, been seriously injured (beyond the loss of...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   05-05-2011, 01:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 769
Posted By erin23kate
http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/queens/tot_sho...

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/queens/tot_shock_hosp_death_Eja8FLrJF8YtHPCR3JMSMP
 
Please be kind if you decide to leave comments - the article does not indicate if the circumcision had a...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   05-04-2011, 01:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 91,760
Posted By erin23kate
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Forum: Understanding Circumcision   05-03-2011, 02:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 91,760
Posted By erin23kate
Unfortunately, there are many different ways to...

Unfortunately, there are many different ways to mutilate genitals of both boys and girls, and correlations between all of them. 
 
Some forms of FGM are parallel to castration (clitoris ---> penis...
Forum: Homebirth   04-25-2011, 06:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,038
Posted By erin23kate
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Quote:Originally Posted by AlexisT http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1309607/what-is-high-risk#post_16409266)...
Forum: Homebirth   04-25-2011, 05:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,038
Posted By erin23kate
I gave birth to my son in a hospital birth...

I gave birth to my son in a hospital birth center, one 45 min from my home,  because I risked out of the first one.  The first CNMs labeled me high risk because of my BMI - I wear a size 18, and I'm...
Forum: Homebirth   04-25-2011, 02:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,038
Posted By erin23kate
I see what you mean.   I guess I was looking for...

I see what you mean.   I guess I was looking for more of a "set" list, like, um....(making this stuff up, if I knew the answer I wouldn't ask)
 
~less than 36 weeks gestation
~mom has pre-e, or...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   04-25-2011, 09:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,665
Posted By erin23kate
It's less than 0.1% of men will ever need to be...

It's less than 0.1% of men will ever need to be circumcised.  FAR less than the number of women who will need a hysterectomy.
 
That being said, let's look at both side.
 
Option A: Son is...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   04-23-2011, 01:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 846
Posted By erin23kate
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Forum: Homebirth   04-22-2011, 11:49 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,746
Posted By erin23kate
No, I don't think it is as safe as an attended...

No, I don't think it is as safe as an attended birth.
 
I am not a midwife; I had my last baby in the hospital/birth center attended by a midwife and I'm hoping for a home birth next time.
 ...
Forum: Homebirth   04-22-2011, 11:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,038
Posted By erin23kate
Spinning off the footling/breach conversation...

Spinning off the footling/breach conversation further, does your midwife have a definition of "high risk"?  As in, should not deliver at home?
 
Most home birth proponents (me included) say that...
Forum: Homebirth   04-22-2011, 11:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,474
Posted By erin23kate
I would attempt vaginal delivery of breech in a...

I would attempt vaginal delivery of breech in a hospital, but not at home.
 
I would not attempt vaginal delivery of known footling breach because of the increased risk of cord prolapse.  I would...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   04-19-2011, 12:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 433
Posted By erin23kate
I *think* this is the one you mean: ...

I *think* this is the one you mean:
http://guggiedaly.blogspot.com/2011/01/confessions-of-circumcised-woman.html
 
Although - note- Guggie is changing the font/colors.  You may need to select the...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   04-18-2011, 01:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,588
Posted By erin23kate
It depends on the comment.   "I know a kid...

It depends on the comment.
 
"I know a kid who had to be circumcised and it was horrible" = I return with a story of a botched circumcision, head of penis lopped off, re-circing, meatal stenosis...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   04-11-2011, 09:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 509
Posted By erin23kate
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Quote:Originally Posted by christifav http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   04-11-2011, 09:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 509
Posted By erin23kate
Thank you all. It's very helpful, and I'm so...

Thank you all. It's very helpful, and I'm so glad I have this community to talk to. 
 
Another friend (DrMomma) went through the same thing this month and she had good advice - that I try to save...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   04-10-2011, 10:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 509
Posted By erin23kate
A friend of mine circumcised her baby boy today....

A friend of mine circumcised her baby boy today.
 
I was visiting when the nurse came by for his "circumcision check" and I almost threw up.  They "checked" him and he screamed, they explained all...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   04-06-2011, 06:51 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,955
Posted By erin23kate
We were asked many, many times.  Twice while I...

We were asked many, many times.  Twice while I was in labor, and 4 times after my son was born.  All but once, our refusals garnered a relieved/happy reaction from the nurses; once a snarky type...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   04-04-2011, 03:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 707
Posted By erin23kate
Less than 1% for babies.   2.7% among boys. ...

Less than 1% for babies.
 
2.7% among boys.
 
It's generally only done as a religious rite to pre-pubescent boys, much like Turkey.
 
China: Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region and Yunnan...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   04-04-2011, 02:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 535
Posted By erin23kate
Shameless self-promotion; all that stuff is...

Shameless self-promotion; all that stuff is linked here:
http://9davids.blogspot.com/2010/11/50-reasons-to-leave-it-alone.html
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   03-25-2011, 07:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 442
Posted By erin23kate
HI!!!!!!!!!!!!   I'm going to send you a PM,...

HI!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
I'm going to send you a PM, but I'm actually really excited to see you!
 
I have severe Ulcerative Colitis and I'm also on Remicade.
 
Remicade IS safe for breastfeeding.  The...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   03-17-2011, 07:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 646
Posted By erin23kate
http://thealandzaks.blogspot.com/2011/03/biggest-...

http://thealandzaks.blogspot.com/2011/03/biggest-regret.html
 
Her honesty is amazing, and my heart breaks for her family.
 
The paragraph that really caught my attention was about the consent...
Forum: Intactivism   03-17-2011, 07:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,569
Posted By erin23kate
Nice forum!  Bring it!

Nice forum!  Bring it!
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