Have any of you had a son circumcised? I'm not looking for advice or anything---we've already made the decision to do it, but I'm wondering who will perform the procedure.
When I was with the OB, she said she did it. But I am assuming MWs can't, so do I call our family doctor to do it? Does this typically get set up ahead of time?
I know it's a longshot, since most people doing NCB do not do circumcision, but just thought I'd ask.
We considered it, but didn't do it. You should set it up ahead of time, because it has to be done in the first few days after birth. Or at least it is that way here. I would assume you go through your family doctor. Good luck!
We did it, and it ended up being a VERY bad decision for us, my son nearly died from blood loss. If your decision is truly made and you really want it done, I recommend finding a pediatric urologist in your area, and I would suggest the Gomco rather than the Plastibell, as the gomco has slightly less chance of complications.
If I rememeber correctly, the best day to have it done is day 8 as that is the day their natural vitamin K is highest. And you will definitely have to consent to the Vit. K shot, no urologist will do the procedure without it due to the risk of bleeding. Call ASAP as they generally have to book appointments pretty far in advance.
If you're still on the fence at all and interested in reading the full story of my son's circ complications, you can find it here on my blog.
We did. I did deliver at the hosptial, and I think the ob did it. I don't know what would happen this time around if it were a boy. Midwives are delivering at a hospital. I know there is a ped dr on call. That is actually who will see this LO, b/c our ped. doesn't come to this hospital/or hospital in general. I would ask the midwives at your next visit.
With DS they did it in the hospital the day after his birth. It was a Ped. Doc. that did it. We live in a different area now and will be having a homebirth so I'm going to have to ask my MW to recommend someone for us.
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We are doing the vitamin K b/c of the circumcision. Just no Hep B or eye gunk. My OB says it is typically done at the hospital on the 2nd day. I do want it done by someone with a lot of experience, so probably not whomever is "on-call" at the hospital since that tends to be newbies. I felt very comfortible with the OB doing it. She has done tons of them. Her own sons' were done by a mohel at home since they are Jewish, so not only has she done them, but she had it done with her own babies.
If I can't figure out a way to do it safely, then I guess we'll skip it.
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GL with your decision finding someone.