Did you circumcise you baby?

@tiff1496 (570)
United States
November 13, 2006 9:39pm CST
We did. I didnt want to, but my husband did. So I went along with it.
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@ilse72 (1453)
• United States
15 Nov 06
Being a nurse, I had seen more than my share of teens and men coming into the hospital for circumcisions due to chronic infections or because the skin was so tight that it was causing pain, swelling and more serious issues. Believe me, they suffer a lot more having it done when they are older. I decided then and there that, if I had boys, they'd have it done. Well, I have two boys and they both were circumcised.
@tiff1496 (570)
• United States
15 Nov 06
Wow. Thanks for the info. I feel better about doing it now.
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@ilse72 (1453)
• United States
15 Nov 06
Thanks for the best response!
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@tiff1496 (570)
• United States
15 Nov 06
Your welcome.
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@kylesmiles (1911)
• United States
15 Nov 06
We did too. My husband insisted on it and I didn't mind either way. I didn't like taking care of his ouchie though... I had my husband change his diapers during that time until he healed! ;) I don't like seeing my son in pain or crying..
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@tiff1496 (570)
• United States
15 Nov 06
I also made my husband change his diapers during the healing time. Poor babies! ;)
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@macs01 (33)
• United States
14 Nov 06
I had all of my boys circumcised, and would make the same decision today.
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@tiff1496 (570)
• United States
15 Nov 06
Thanks for your reply.
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@juls2me2 (2151)
• United States
14 Nov 06
It's a good thing to circumcise you baby boys. My boys were taken care of as an infant. It was so hard to let the doctor do it, but I feel strongly about it being important. My nephew wasn't circumcised and he seemed to get infections and have problems because he wasn't able to keep it clean enough when he was younger. Of course, now he has no problems.
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@tiff1496 (570)
• United States
14 Nov 06
It was hard to let the doctor do it. I didn't know little ones could get infections from not being cirumcised.
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@amsharma (1861)
• United States
15 Nov 06
Yes I had my son done. I had a girl the second time but would have done it again if she had been a boy. Its cleaner and easier for young boys to keep clean when they are circumsised. The STD rate in men that are circumsised is lower than in those that are not.
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@dhicks30 (1948)
• United States
15 Nov 06
Yes I had my son circumcised, and I'm glad I did.
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• United States
15 Nov 06
I circumsised my baby boy... I felt horrible doing it to him after he had already been through so much with the birth and being such a small defenseless guy but it prevents some diseases (I read it in the pamphlet that they gave me in the hospital) and I don't want my son to be the only one in the locker room that wasn't .. you know? You did the right thing, I think.
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@aggiejoe (800)
• United States
15 Nov 06
sure Both my boys were. My sister in law didn't have her boy circumcised and later her middle boy had to have it done as he got older It hurt him worse then if she would have had it done at birth
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@rusty2rusty (6760)
• Defiance, Ohio
15 Nov 06
I had both my boys circumsized. One reason was so they would look their father down their and there would be not so many questions.The other reason was because of the high infection rate a male can get from not being circumsized.I know some people don't get it done because of religious reasons.
@tiff1496 (570)
• United States
15 Nov 06
Thanks for your reply.
@tiff1496 (570)
• United States
15 Nov 06
Thanks for your reply.
@Krisss (1231)
• Australia
15 Nov 06
http://health.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=161521 Here is an interesting article I read this morning about circumcision rates in Australia.
• United States
15 Nov 06
Both of my boys are circumcised. My husband is and we did not want our boys growing up thinking that looked different from their dad.
• United States
15 Nov 06
I didn't want to either, but my husband said we should so we did our first son, and being he had it done I did my other 2 sons too. I didn't think it would be good if they looked different.
@pusiket (1758)
• Philippines
15 Nov 06
i don't have a baby yet. :}
• United States
15 Nov 06
If I have a boy, I will definitely circumsize him. I have heard many down falls to not circumsizing, which includes infection.
@Mamaof2 (574)
• Canada
15 Nov 06
We did as well. I made the young nurse take my son down because I couldn't even bear the thought of having to be there. She was wonderful and took him down and brought him right back up. My hubby was suppose to do it...but the appointment got changed and he wasn't able to make it there in time. Thank god for that nurse!