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The ring method circumcision user banned
4th Aug '13

Im probably posting this in the wrong area but it doesnt matter. Either way, in NY when i delivered my son a day after he was born he was given the ring method circumcision.



We moved back to PA and in PA they only cut (i believe). How can i find out if a hospital does the ring method before i give birth there?



I want the ring method done bc its a lot easier to maintain. I have two boys and have had them both circumcised and by far the ring method is the easiest. It doesnt bleed, and you dont have to slap a whole bunch of ointment/vaseline on it. You actually dont bother it until it falls off on it own like the cord kinda.



IDK if im having a girl or a boy as of yet but im trying to prepare myself.

user banned 2 kids; Georgia 24891 posts
4th Aug '13

call the hospital and ask.....

♥garrett&adalyn 2 kids; Texas 10762 posts
4th Aug '13

You'd probably just have to call around and see which method they use. It may also depend on the person that does it.

user banned 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 4666 posts
4th Aug '13

I have only certain hospitals in certain areas do it. Also certain doctors and its not a guarantee that that particular doctor would be on when i deliver so no real definite answer as of yet

user banned 2 kids; Georgia 24891 posts
4th Aug '13
Quoting You and me + 3:" I have only certain hospitals in certain areas do it. Also certain doctors and its not a guarantee that that particular doctor would be on when i deliver so no real definite answer as of yet"



So don't have it done in hospital, take them to one that you know will do it the way you want.

user banned 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 4666 posts
4th Aug '13
Quoting A❤T=P&W:" So don't have it done in hospital, take them to one that you know will do it the way you want. "


I really didnt know i could. I thought it was a standard thing to have it done while in the hospital if you wanted it. Thank you

Mrs. Brightside 2 kids; Lichtensteig, Switzerland 11733 posts
4th Aug '13

It more so depends on the pediatrician doing it. Each pediatrician has their preferred way of doing it, so I would call around and talk to some pediatricians in the area and find out if they 1.) service at the hospital you will be delivering at and then 2.) if they can or will do the ring method.

user banned 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 4666 posts
4th Aug '13
Quoting Mrs. Brightside:" It more so depends on the pediatrician doing it. Each pediatrician has their preferred way of doing it, ... [snip!] ... and find out if they 1.) service at the hospital you will be delivering at and then 2.) if they can or will do the ring method."


Thank you. Im googling pedis that are in my area now and probably gonna continue to call around tomorrow. I called the L&D and was told the above answer

Bangtail 50 kids; Katy, Texas 7752 posts
5th Aug '13

When I delivered, it was the OBGYN and not the pedi who performed the circ. Maybe you should ask your doctor how they go about it.

Emily and The Bean Due November 30; Portland, Oregon 88 posts
5th Aug '13

So basically you just tie off the skin and it dies and falls off? Sick.

user banned 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 4666 posts
5th Aug '13
Quoting Bangtail:" When I delivered, it was the OBGYN and not the pedi who performed the circ. Maybe you should ask your doctor how they go about it."


Yea ive made a few calls. I havent found anyone as of yet but i have 4 months to do so.

Lucid Dreamer Florida 3832 posts
6th Aug '13

Something else you should be sure of is that they use anathesia. Many don't and circumcision is very painful regardless of the method because there has to be cutting in order to remove the skin

user banned 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 4666 posts
6th Aug '13
Quoting Lucid Dreamer:" Something else you should be sure of is that they use anathesia. Many don't and circumcision is very painful regardless of the method because there has to be cutting in order to remove the skin"


I make sure of this. The procedure has been explained to me before being done on both children. The ring method is a less painful experience, but anesthesia is still given.