I'm not debating circumcision so I hope this is acceptable.
I'm due to have a baby this November (hoping for early November ) and it's a boy ! I plan to have a circumcision done. Just wondering how I go about this? Do I tell my doctor I'm planning this? Is it done directly after the birth? I'm sure my doctor will tell me, but, what is the aftercare for this?
I knew I was having a boy when I was pregnant with my son and circumcision never came up before his birth. It came up after he was born.
After the pediatrician saw him and did the exam, the nurse came to my room and told me the pediatrician would be in soon. He then came in and spoke with me about it. They did the procedure the morning after he was born. Of course, they had to have me sign the release and all that stuff.
Hope this helps!!
PS- Sometimes the pediatrician does the circumcision, but an actual urologist did my son's because the pediatrician thought there was a problem with my son's meatus (urethra opening) It turns out there was no problem with it, his foreskin was phymosed (stuck to the penis), so the urologist did the circ. because it was a bit more difficult than it would have been for a "normal" foreskin circumcision.
why dont you contact your sons ped. and ask to make an appt with them to talk about some things concerning the care after his birth. Then make yourself a list of everything you want to discuss so that your dont forget something like I do. Take the list with you and take notes while you are there. That way you can refer to it later. I go to a family Dr. and while I was there with one of my other kids, I just told him my wishes and he complied. The aftercare of it is quite simple. Just keeping him clean, applying ointment and keeping it wrapped up.
I did not have my son circumcised, but I did want to mention that I believe the process is NOT covered by insurance. Beacuse it is looked at as cosmetic and not a medical necessity. So, just prepare for that when you get the bill. I'm sure your doctor will have the answer for that.
"Go slowly, breathe and smile" Thich Nhat Hanh
My two sons were circumsized and insurance covered both. The youngest is now 11, so it's possible that it has changed since then. You'll have to check with your carrier.
Also, my OB/GYN did the procedure, not the ped. I thought it was odd that he did it, but the ped told me he did an excellent job. My second was done in the doctor's office during my 2-week check, but I would prefer to have it done in the hospital. I couldn't feed him beforehand, the doctor was running late, the baby filled two diapers (in a quite noisy way) in the waiting room, etc. It's just easier to do it before he goes home.