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Forum: Understanding Circumcision   07-01-2010, 05:05 PM
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Views: 7,153
Posted By cristina63303
Thanks GuestMama!!! I really needed that post!

Thanks GuestMama!!! I really needed that post!
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   07-01-2010, 04:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,462
Posted By cristina63303
So, 5 months on, DS's infection is long gone and...

So, 5 months on, DS's infection is long gone and the crisis is over. HOWEVER, the balanitis left him with a very narrow preputial opening and significant ballooning.

Since there's no pain, I'm...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   01-10-2010, 10:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,462
Posted By cristina63303
Thanks everyone! DH explained to DS how to...

Thanks everyone!

DH explained to DS how to stretch the skin a bit and he's back to a stream of urine, albeit thin. He does urinate, it just takes him longer than it used to.

I had a long talk...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   01-10-2010, 05:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,462
Posted By cristina63303
Let me start by saying everyone in my family is...

Let me start by saying everyone in my family is intact and circumcision is not an option.

I have two intact sons (9 and 7) We moved to Miami from Germany 5 months ago. 9 yo retracts no problem....
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   07-05-2008, 11:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,347
Posted By cristina63303
So I went over to the camp office Thursday...

So I went over to the camp office Thursday morning after I dropped off the boys. I very calmly and nicely said I had a concern and recounted my son's story: that he was sad because they laughed when...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   07-04-2008, 08:53 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,347
Posted By cristina63303
Quote: Originally Posted by Yulia_R...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Yulia_R http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11611305)
Circumcision started in North America in the...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   07-02-2008, 07:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,347
Posted By cristina63303
Quote: Originally Posted by Fyrestorm...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Fyrestorm http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11607184)
I would use this as a teaching opportunity!...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   07-02-2008, 07:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,347
Posted By cristina63303
Quote: Originally Posted by Super Pickle...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Super Pickle http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11607089)
This is kind of a joke, but...

You...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   07-02-2008, 07:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,347
Posted By cristina63303
Quote: Originally Posted by latinalonestar...

Quote:
Originally Posted by latinalonestar http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11606949)
OMG! Shame on those counselors and...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   07-02-2008, 06:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,347
Posted By cristina63303
I'm spending 4 weeks in the US. My sons are...

I'm spending 4 weeks in the US. My sons are attending summer camp (day cam) since yesterday.
Today my youger one tells me he's sad because they laughed at him when he changed into his swimsuit. I...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   12-20-2007, 05:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 635
Posted By cristina63303
I think you did great! Every time I read a...

I think you did great!

Every time I read a Dr-retraction story I wonder how I would act in such a situation. We consider moving back to USA so I keep rehearsing in my mind what I would do at the...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   12-11-2007, 01:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,313
Posted By cristina63303
OMG. Why did I look? The image is burned in my...

OMG. Why did I look? The image is burned in my brain now and it will give me nightmares. How can people be so ... no words. Poor child - poor boys that have to go through that....
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   11-20-2007, 06:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,404
Posted By cristina63303
Beautiful, Jen. You're always so good with words.

Beautiful, Jen. You're always so good with words.
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   11-19-2007, 07:43 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,226
Posted By cristina63303
Quote: Originally Posted by fruitful womb...

Quote:
Originally Posted by fruitful womb http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/9767567)
(emphasis mine)...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   11-19-2007, 07:38 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,653
Posted By cristina63303
Quote: Originally Posted by Super Pickle...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Super Pickle http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/9769781)
When you find out the truth about...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   11-19-2007, 07:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,213
Posted By cristina63303
Quote: Originally Posted by NikkiB...

Quote:
Originally Posted by NikkiB http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/9772268)

And to point out to her that it is not the...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   11-12-2007, 10:21 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,295
Posted By cristina63303
Sorry, but I think the whole discussion is...

Sorry, but I think the whole discussion is beside the point.

Even if (big hypothetical IF) there were health risks associated with having a foreskin (there aren't any) that would not justify...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   11-11-2007, 04:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,647
Posted By cristina63303
Congrats on your baby boy. What an exciting time...

Congrats on your baby boy. What an exciting time for your family!

With regards to the circumcision issue, you may want to point out to your DH that this discussion only takes place in American...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   11-06-2007, 07:25 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,908
Posted By cristina63303
Threads like this make me feel like an alien...

Threads like this make me feel like an alien that's just landed here!

Do you guys realize what we're discussing here? It's truly unbelievable: it's supposed to be "radical" to not cut a baby's...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   10-30-2007, 01:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 950
Posted By cristina63303
Not crunchy here! In fact, I'm the one that...

Not crunchy here!
In fact, I'm the one that keeps complaining that we bundle up circumcision with other crunchy issues and that this is precisely one of the factors that do bad things to our...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   10-09-2007, 06:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 787
Posted By cristina63303
Quote: Originally Posted by QueenOfThePride...

Quote:
Originally Posted by QueenOfThePride http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/9387034)
On my mainstream birth club board...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   10-09-2007, 07:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 769
Posted By cristina63303
Quote: Originally Posted by wannabe...

Quote:
Originally Posted by wannabe http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/9377348)
Your dad would have no idea about not...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   10-04-2007, 08:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 934
Posted By cristina63303
We were talking about how it’s horrible to...

We were talking about how it’s horrible to pierce a baby’s ears and she said, well it’s even worse what they do to girls in some countries (FGM).

So I said, they also do it to boys in USA.

She...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   09-18-2007, 05:17 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,101
Posted By cristina63303
[QUOTE=Sheacoby;9207885]I guess we can't...

[QUOTE=Sheacoby;9207885]I guess we can't actually have informed consent now can we.http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif:
QUOTE]

It's clear that if more parents were...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   06-11-2007, 02:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 515
Posted By cristina63303
This is the relevant part of my email to a...

This is the relevant part of my email to a friend when I found myself in a similar situation:
I don’t know how to bring this topic up because by now I know it can be controversial… so I’ll just...
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