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user banned Due November 26; 1 child; Parkersburg, West Virginia 9548 posts
3rd Mar '13

its considered an elective surgery now. i think the aap have back peddled and said there arnt enough risks to not reccomend it but other organizations dont think its great thing

user banned 2 kids; Hamilton, Ontario 19220 posts
3rd Mar '13
Quoting Sofia's Mummy♥:" <blockquote><b>Quoting snglemama:</b>" I wish that were the case here! I had a ... [snip!] ... norm to send newborns away. They don't take them away for tests or baths or anything, it's all done with the mother present."


Same here in Canada....there are no nurseries, and for that Im thankful. When I see American TV where a mom delivers and they baby is shipped off I get so sad lol.

LoveMyBubbaBoy 2 kids; Michigan 3187 posts
3rd Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting snglemama:</b>" I wish that were the case here! I had a patient complaining on FB about me the other day because ... [snip!] ... the "nurse wouldnt' take care of her baby" she tried to convince a friend to come to the hospital to take care of her kid."</blockquote>




Oh my! Lol... The only time they took him was for the hearing test and the bili test... That nurse knew he was No circ though. Then he was under the lights because his levels were so highland the boarded me and woke me to bf him. Lo..

S U Z I E 3 kids; Venezuela 18556 posts
3rd Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Ecstasy:</b>" Is it being recommended in the US to get your child circ'd? Someone on FB is trying to tell me they've ... [snip!] ... their view point?.. Just curious. Any websites with info re: circumcision & DR's recommendations are appreciated. "</blockquote>




The AAP goes back and forth on it... They have just come off the tail end of telling people not to circ and are now back to recommending it!

MunchkinWrangler 4 kids; Rīga, Latvia 46816 posts
3rd Mar '13

Yes, recommendations have now changed. AAP used to say it wasn't necessary... Now the AAP is saying there are proven benefits to circumcision and getting your child circumcised could be beneficial to their health and wellbeing but isn't necessarily recommending you do it.

MunchkinWrangler 4 kids; Rīga, Latvia 46816 posts
3rd Mar '13
Quoting S U Z I E:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Ecstasy:</b>" Is it being recommended in the US to get your ... [snip!] ... back and forth on it... They have just come off the tail end of telling people not to circ and are now back to recommending it!"

Acyally the AAP has never said not to circ. They have only ever said it wasn't entirely necessary and its up to the parents and their beliefs.

user banned 2 kids; Hamilton, Ontario 19220 posts
3rd Mar '13
Quoting MunchkinWrangler:" Yes, recommendations have now changed. AAP used to say it wasn't necessary... Now the AAP is saying there ... [snip!] ... getting your child circumcised could be beneficial to their health and wellbeing but isn't necessarily recommending you do it."


do you know where any articles are so I can read it?



**Edit.....think I found it, this is from AUG 2012



http://www.aap.org/en-us/about-the-aap/aap-press-room/pages/Newborn-Male-Circumcision.aspx?nfstatus=401&nftoken=00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000&nfstatusdescription=ERROR%3a+No+local+token

MunchkinWrangler 4 kids; Rīga, Latvia 46816 posts
3rd Mar '13
Quoting A Beautiful Disaster:" do you know where any articles are so I can read it?"


Idk it was in our local newspaper and parenting magazines. Id assume its on their website. Look it up.

MunchkinWrangler 4 kids; Rīga, Latvia 46816 posts
3rd Mar '13
Quoting A Beautiful Disaster:" do you know where any articles are so I can read it? **Edit.....think I found it, this is from AUG ... [snip!] ... do you know where any articles are so I can read it? **Edit.....think I found it, this is from AUG 2012 http://www.aap.org/en-us/about-the-aap/aap-press-room/pages/Newborn-Male-Circumcision.aspx?nfstatus=401&nftoken=00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000&nfstatusdescription=ERROR%3a+No+local+token"

I cant click the link on my phone but this was announced just a couple weeks ago. I dont know if it was back in August because they JUST announced this.

♥Manda♥ Swan Valley, WA, Australia 29395 posts
3rd Mar '13
Quoting Piecey.:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Manda♥Bella:</b>" The AAP(American association of pediatrics) ... [snip!] ... The aap still says the benefits outweigh the risks but not enough to recommend it for all newbs."


really? i heard they'd changed it, but i mustve heard wrong
so sad :(

user banned 2 kids; Hamilton, Ontario 19220 posts
3rd Mar '13

This may not be the newest, but this is some highlights of that article....same old story IMO



ince the last policy was published, scientific research shows clearer health benefits to the procedure than had previously been demonstrated. According to a systematic and critical review of the scientific literature, the health benefits of circumcision include lower risks of acquiring HIV, genital herpes, human papilloma virus and syphilis. Circumcision also lowers the risk of penile cancer over a lifetime; reduces the risk of cervical cancer in sexual partners, and lowers the risk of urinary tract infections in the first year of life. - See more at: http://www.aap.org/en-us/about-the-aap/aap-press-room/Pages/New-Benefits-Point-to-Greater-Benefits-of-Infant-Circumcision-But-Final-Say-is-Still-Up-to-parents-Says-AAP.aspx#sthash.rL9Qah7N.dpuf



The medical benefits alone may not outweigh other considerations for individual families. The medical data show that the procedure is safest and offers the most health benefits if performed during the newborn period. The AAP policy recommends infant circumcision should be performed by trained and competent providers, using sterile techniques and effective pain management. - See more at: http://www.aap.org/en-us/about-the-aap/aap-press-room/Pages/New-Benefits-Point-to-Greater-Benefits-of-Infant-Circumcision-But-Final-Say-is-Still-Up-to-parents-Says-AAP.aspx#sthash.rL9Qah7N.dpuf




But this is what I got out of it......that is all comes down to ...



The AAP believes the health benefits are great enough that infant male circumcision should be covered by insurance, which would increase access to the procedure for families who choose it. - See more at: http://www.aap.org/en-us/about-the-aap/aap-press-room/Pages/New-Benefits-Point-to-Greater-Benefits-of-Infant-Circumcision-But-Final-Say-is-Still-Up-to-parents-Says-AAP.aspx#sthash.rL9Qah7N.dpuf




.....thats right, getting it covered by insurance companies so more parents can do it...putting more money is doctors pockets.

~mama~ 4 kids; Susanville, CA, United States 1545 posts
3rd Mar '13
Quoting A Beautiful Disaster:" Same here in Canada....there are no nurseries, and for that Im thankful. When I see American TV where a mom delivers and they baby is shipped off I get so sad lol. "


With my oldest they took him after he was born "to get his hearing tested" and refused to give him back or even let us see him for 5 hours. I was devastated and don't understand why anyone would want their new born in someone elses care.

Sofie+#2 Due March 10; TTC since Jun 2014; 1 child; Sheffield, So, United Kingdom 7383 posts
3rd Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ~mama~:</b>" With my oldest they took him after he was born "to get his hearing tested" and refused to give him ... [snip!] ... let us see him for 5 hours. I was devastated and don't understand why anyone would want their new born in someone elses care. "</blockquote>




That is disgusting. The morning after she was born the doc came round to do the routine tests, all right there in our little area ( 4 bedded rooms with curtains), did hearing tests (which took all of 30 seconds). I just wouldn't consent to it, and probably discharge us.

Piecey. 3 kids; K-Town, KL, Germany 63231 posts
status 3rd Mar '13
Quoting ~mama~:" With my oldest they took him after he was born "to get his hearing tested" and refused to give him ... [snip!] ... let us see him for 5 hours. I was devastated and don't understand why anyone would want their new born in someone elses care. "


My oldest was gone for hours, too. I get angry thinking about it.

Piecey. 3 kids; K-Town, KL, Germany 63231 posts
status 3rd Mar '13
Quoting Sofia's Mummy♥:" <blockquote><b>Quoting ~mama~:</b>" With my oldest they took him after he was born ... [snip!] ... with curtains), did hearing tests (which took all of 30 seconds). I just wouldn't consent to it, and probably discharge us."


Other countries are a lot more easy going with this than the US.