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    Default I know this is unlikely but....

    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.
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    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!
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    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.

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    We did it for religious reasons so that is a little different since we had a mohel come to the house to do it. It was fine and Matt is great. We also had the option of doing it in the hospital (but I don't remember if you are having a home or hospital birth)
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    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.




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    We did it- and it wasn't my OB, it was the pediatrician. We couldn't do it in the first few days because of an undescended testicle, so the pedi did it at his week appt.
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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by kvo View Post
    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.
    You can always get it done later, and if the baby is older, there are much better pain medications that can be given.

    Also, just out of curiosity since we are not circing... Does insurance typically cover it since it is an elective procedure?
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    Quote Originally Posted by krazykat View Post
    Does insurance typically cover it since it is an elective procedure?
    Since it is an elective procedure you would think they do not cover it, but they do. We didn't have DS circumcised. But, if you are going to do it I would recommend going through a pediatric urologist with good recs. I know if you have an in-hospital birth they do it there, but if you are out of the hospital you have to make your own arrangements.

    GL with your decision finding someone.
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