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Forum: Birth and Beyond   06-02-2010, 07:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 421
Posted By KGB
We delayed clamping/cutting for the following...

We delayed clamping/cutting for the following reasons:

1) It eases the transition with the baby getting oxygen through the cord to breathing with his lungs. If you cut the cord too quickly,...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   05-27-2010, 01:25 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,502
Posted By KGB
Quote: Originally Posted by KaylaBeanie...

Quote:
Originally Posted by KaylaBeanie http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15450691)
I don't disagree with you, but where do...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   05-26-2010, 08:48 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,502
Posted By KGB
Quote: Originally Posted by NaturalMindedMomma...

Quote:
Originally Posted by NaturalMindedMomma http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15449613)
There is NO comparison. ... It...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   05-26-2010, 04:47 PM
Replies: 13
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Views: 938
Posted By KGB
Quote: Originally Posted by Honey693...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Honey693 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15446394)
I just don't get the reasoning behind this,...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   05-26-2010, 04:31 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 15,740
Posted By KGB
I'm a 33yo intact male. As far back as I can...

I'm a 33yo intact male. As far back as I can remember, I've never had any problems.

I have a 1mo intact son. No problems so far.

Quote:
Originally Posted by erin23kate...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   05-25-2010, 07:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 354
Posted By KGB
Glad to see this garnering national attention: ...

Glad to see this garnering national attention:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/37342877...and_parenting/ (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/37342877/ns/health-kids_and_parenting/)
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   05-18-2010, 02:49 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,525
Posted By KGB
An interesting thing about wisdom teeth is that...

An interesting thing about wisdom teeth is that they're a useless product of evolution. With our modern diet, we no longer need extra "grinding" teeth at the back of our mouths. The uselessness can...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   05-17-2010, 08:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 706
Posted By KGB
Quote: Originally Posted by LinzyJ...

Quote:
Originally Posted by LinzyJ http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15416683)
be proud that you are a good mama bear!

I'm...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   05-17-2010, 05:49 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,525
Posted By KGB
Quote: Originally Posted by Claire and Boys...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Claire and Boys http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15416322)
.. that Americans routinely remove...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   05-17-2010, 04:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 706
Posted By KGB
My son was born 2 weeks ago. He's our first...

My son was born 2 weeks ago. He's our first child and he will remain intact. We're on Maternity/Paternity leave for 6 months and then we will need to enroll him in a daycare center.

When the...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   05-17-2010, 04:10 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,502
Posted By KGB
I am ANTI-infant circ and ANTI-infant piercing. ...

I am ANTI-infant circ and ANTI-infant piercing.

For me, it all boils down to consent. Parents should NOT have the right to alter the bodies of their sons or daughters without their consent...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   04-07-2010, 07:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 751
Posted By KGB
It was a good interview. Thanks.

It was a good interview. Thanks.
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   03-25-2010, 02:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,358
Posted By KGB
My wife has been doing research on retraction...

My wife has been doing research on retraction and read that some boys will be fully retractable at 1 or 2 years old. I'm not sure how common that is or if it's due to forced retraction as infants.
...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   03-23-2010, 12:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,815
Posted By KGB
Quote: Originally Posted by Smithie...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Smithie http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15215595)
there have been issues with insurance...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   03-17-2010, 02:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 645
Posted By KGB
Quote: Originally Posted by 2boyzmama...

Quote:
Originally Posted by 2boyzmama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15181576)
She answered "Thanks, it's a decision that...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   03-15-2010, 07:07 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 8,573
Posted By KGB
My wife and I just took a childbirth class. The...

My wife and I just took a childbirth class. The instructor has been a L&D nurse for many years and was also a doula. She mentioned that there has been a swing in the way that births are "managed" in...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   03-12-2010, 03:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 973
Posted By KGB
Quote: Originally Posted by tribord...

Quote:
Originally Posted by tribord http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15176400)
So after his "session" this morning DH comes...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   03-12-2010, 02:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,649
Posted By KGB
Nicely written. The following quote explains the...

Nicely written. The following quote explains the main reason why circ is not illegal and still practiced today:

"Facts can be disproved, and theories based on them will yield in time to rational...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   03-11-2010, 05:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 13,348
Posted By KGB
Quote: Originally Posted by TCMoulton...

Quote:
Originally Posted by TCMoulton http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15172811)
Nope, not the same at all. Circumcision...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   03-11-2010, 03:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 13,348
Posted By KGB
Quote: Originally Posted by TCMoulton...

Quote:
Originally Posted by TCMoulton http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15170493)
While I understand your desire to have your...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   03-08-2010, 02:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,844
Posted By KGB
Our doula is charging us $650. She's pretty...

Our doula is charging us $650. She's pretty experienced (30-40 births) and certified. We also spoke with a yet-to-be certified inexperienced doula (4 births) that wanted to charge us $500.

Prices...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   03-04-2010, 02:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,864
Posted By KGB
Quote: Originally Posted by larzanna...

Quote:
Originally Posted by larzanna http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15144038)
Why isn't it illegal??? So many other things...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   03-04-2010, 01:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,417
Posted By KGB
Quote: No Massachusetts lawmakers have signed...

Quote:
No Massachusetts lawmakers have signed on to support the measure.
That's not very promising. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shake.gif
Forum: Birth and Beyond   03-03-2010, 03:12 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,841
Posted By KGB
My wife and I went on a tour of our hospital...

My wife and I went on a tour of our hospital maternity area last night. Our guide told us the rate of epidurals at the hospital was over 90%! This floored me. 9 out of 10 women seems shockingly...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   03-02-2010, 03:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 425
Posted By KGB
Excellent post Megboz! Thank you.

Excellent post Megboz! Thank you.
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