Okay, so we are having a boy this time smile Which brings up the topic of circumcision.
For those with boys - did you have them circumcised? Why/why not?
DP has said from even before we were expecting that if we ever had a boy he would be circumcised.
So basically I'm after some info, whatever anyone can give.
I have two boys and they are both circumcised. I dont want to hear about opinions, Im just answering the question about what I went thru.
I got DS1 done at 10 weeks old, by a local GP who has been doing them for around 25 years and has a great reputation.
I look into a pediatric surgeon to get it done, but I was worried because they put them under general anestetic, and that scared me more, and I just didnt feel comfortable with him IYKWIM.
When DS2 was born, i already had him booked in! LOL He got done at 10 days old by the same doctor.
I think that the procedure cost around $80 from memory, and was all over in a matter of seconds. They basically took the baby and a bottle of formula and returned him happily drinking his bottle with 5 minutes. I was in the next room, i didnt hear a single sound.
The after care was fairly easy, they gave me a tub of vaseline and a packet of gauze, and each nappy change you just had to put the vaseline on the gauze and place it over the area (not wrapped around, just put on top). There was a bandage over it which they put on before they bought him back and it fell off into his nappy in about 24 hours (was meant to).
If i ever had another boy, I would go back to the same place, he was great and Ive had no problems with it.