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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> DS was born 11 days ago, and he will remain intact! We didn't find out gender ahead of time, and when I first mentioned it to DH, he indicated that we'd circ. I really didn't have a strong feeling about it, but did discuss the what-ifs with my doctor (who also is baby's doc). Although he does perform circs when parents request it, he told us that there is no medical reason to circumcise and that he would recommend against it unless there was a very strong reason that we had to do it.<br><br>
After DS was born, DH and I had another conversation, and it turned out that he'd rethought his position and didn't see any reason to circumcise unless it was medically beneficial!<br><br>
As far as I know, this is the first little boy in our extended family who will be intact, so I feel like we're entering new ground. But I'm thrilled that my little boy can go through life as God made him, and not have to recover from surgery at such a young age.<br><br>
A huge thanks to all the posters here who helped me make a more informed decision!!
 

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Congrats it makes all the heartbreak worth it when someone comes on with a story like yours. Be sure to read the stickys at the top of the main page, if you havnt already, "A Warning To Parents Of Intact Sons" & "The Definition of Retraction & Why It Is BAD!!!!!
 

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Congrats on the baby and a big <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"> to your DDr for not pushing it.
 

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Congratulations to you and your dh and dd on the birth of your new ds! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
And LOADS of congratulations to you for resisting the pressure and leaving him intact! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/clap.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="clap">
 

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Congratulations! Good for you for not just going with the cultural norm <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"> It sounds like you have an awesome doctor as well <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/loveeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Loveeyes">:<br><br>
love and peace. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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awesome news! our boys are also the first to be left as they came. i **hope** it will influence the future parents in our family, and yours too!! congrats on your new son! enjoy your babymoon!
 

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Awesome news!<br>
Congrats on your perfect whole little boy!<br><br>
Please read this post <i>together</i> with your dh and do take it VERY seriously. Even your doctor which is great for advising you to not circ is still need a reminder just in case whenever he takes your baby's diaper off...<br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=129378" target="_blank">http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=129378</a>
 
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