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Forum: Understanding Circumcision   06-30-2008, 08:40 PM
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Posted By phdmama06
I have a 16 month old and he's had no problems...

I have a 16 month old and he's had no problems to speak of!
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   06-01-2008, 01:56 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,710
Posted By phdmama06
Honestly I didn't really know much about it at...

Honestly I didn't really know much about it at all. Even when I knew what circ was, I always assumed it was done for religious reasons only. Maybe that comes from growing up in a European family....
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   05-26-2008, 02:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,428
Posted By phdmama06
Wow, people can be so cruel. I'm so sorry you...

Wow, people can be so cruel. I'm so sorry you had to endure ignorant, awful comments like that. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   05-24-2008, 05:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 635
Posted By phdmama06
Quote: Originally Posted by mntnmom...

Quote:
Originally Posted by mntnmom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11304165)
Children are amazingly resilient. But they...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   05-23-2008, 01:07 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,902
Posted By phdmama06
I wouldn't really equate them, since ear...

I wouldn't really equate them, since ear piercing is not on the genitals and doesn't generally have the irreversible effects that circ does.

However, I personally would not pierce a baby girl's...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   05-22-2008, 07:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,848
Posted By phdmama06
Thankfully we didn't have any pressure from the...

Thankfully we didn't have any pressure from the OB or pediatrician. The OB asked me the day after delivery if I wanted to circ, I said no, and he said nothing more about it.

It makes me sad that...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   05-21-2008, 04:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 475
Posted By phdmama06
I love how they talk about the mounting evidence...

I love how they talk about the mounting evidence that circ has medical benefits, and then use the ancient claim that it reduces the incidence of UTIs from 1/100 to 1/1000. and that doctor's comments...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   05-21-2008, 01:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 932
Posted By phdmama06
I can relate to what you are feeling. Sometimes...

I can relate to what you are feeling. Sometimes it hurts my heart so much when I run in mainstream circles (or chat boards) and hear the ignorant comments that people spew about the "benefits" of...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   05-17-2008, 05:48 PM
Replies: 13
  Oh dear
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Posted By phdmama06
I have btdt, including losing sleep....

I have btdt, including losing sleep. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   05-17-2008, 01:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 594
Posted By phdmama06
I have tossed around similar thoughts myself. If...

I have tossed around similar thoughts myself. If there is some foreskin left, wouldn't it have at least some of the "dangers" of having a completely intact foreskin, I wonder? If anything, maybe...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   05-17-2008, 01:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,399
Posted By phdmama06
Quote: Originally Posted by snangel...

Quote:
Originally Posted by snangel http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11219375)
Oh good g@d! Now there si another woman...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   05-17-2008, 01:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 463
Posted By phdmama06
LOL at crusted poop - you should never see that!...

LOL at crusted poop - you should never see that! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif
Ditto on everyone else's advice. Don't retract the foreskin, not even a little...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   05-17-2008, 01:34 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,803
Posted By phdmama06
Quote: Originally Posted by kapatasana...

Quote:
Originally Posted by kapatasana http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11240387)
I totally understand your anger and...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   05-08-2008, 12:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 405
Posted By phdmama06
Just wanted to reassure you and agree with the...

Just wanted to reassure you and agree with the other posters. It sounds like it is probably brick dust.

When my DS was about 4 days old, I FREAKED out because there was this red-orange looking...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   05-07-2008, 09:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,578
Posted By phdmama06
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smili...

http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif

I am so sorry. It is always such a difficult thing when you try your best to tell people about circ and they still go ahead and do it....
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   05-06-2008, 09:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,569
Posted By phdmama06
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smili...

http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif This is great news!!
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   05-03-2008, 01:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 685
Posted By phdmama06
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smili...

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Forum: Understanding Circumcision   05-01-2008, 10:51 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,146
Posted By phdmama06
I am not affiliated with any political party. My...

I am not affiliated with any political party. My political beliefs are generally pretty moderate, although maybe tend towards the conservative side on some issues.
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   05-01-2008, 10:48 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,998
Posted By phdmama06
I haven't really given it much thought yet -...

I haven't really given it much thought yet - although all the moms of boys I know have circ'ed so I guess it could come up eventually. I like A&A's answer. That definitely works for me....
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   04-30-2008, 12:52 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,875
Posted By phdmama06
I have always been against docking and cropping,...

I have always been against docking and cropping, and also having a cat declawed. I just couldn't believe that people would have that done for purely cosmetic reasons. I always get sad when I hear...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   04-30-2008, 12:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,071
Posted By phdmama06
Hmmm...I have never liked corn flakes. I guess...

Hmmm...I have never liked corn flakes. I guess it was for good reason!
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   04-30-2008, 12:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,359
Posted By phdmama06
LOL at infant chastity belts. I definitely know...

LOL at infant chastity belts. I definitely know what you mean - I am still super nervous when a doctor reaches for my son's diaper and I don't think that is going to change anytime soon! Luckily...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   04-29-2008, 01:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 424
Posted By phdmama06
My DS has gotten all kinds of poop all over his...

My DS has gotten all kinds of poop all over his foreskin and all over the opening (honestly don't know if any ever got inside) but has never had a UTI or a problem because of it. Usually if he has a...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   04-29-2008, 12:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 795
Posted By phdmama06
I agree with the others that you probably would...

I agree with the others that you probably would want to hold off on ttc until you are able to have an open discussion about this issue. Once you get pregnant, it's still going to be there, and you...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   04-29-2008, 12:50 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,409
Posted By phdmama06
Quote: Originally Posted by mommyintx...

Quote:
Originally Posted by mommyintx http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11091588)
Is there anyone here that DOES agree with...
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