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Old Aug 22nd, 2012, 11:23 AM   41
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See female circumcision is not practiced here in the states so the idea of anyone doing that just seems barbaric to me. Actually, in one of my Anthropology classes we did a survey of different practices in other countries, female and male circumcision were both on there. Just about no one (males included) found male circumcision offensive. It's interesting seeing how much our cultures effect our views on stuff.

I feel like I'm team pink too though so right now I don't really feel like circumcision is something I need to think much about.



 
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Old Aug 22nd, 2012, 12:00 PM   42
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How are you guys all feeling anyway? I am only a teeny bit pregnant but I am sooo tired! I'm on night shifts and finding it hard work! I also get nausea at about midnight on my night shift each night. I guess my body is doing a lot of work atm. I keep doing HPTs just coz I love seeing those 2 lines and seeing them getting darker! x



 
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Old Aug 22nd, 2012, 12:10 PM   43
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My husband is American and circumcised, not for religious reasons. He was really shocked when I told him boys here (UK) generally aren't. To be honest, I think it is nicer but I don't think I want to inflict it on my son without giving him a choice.



 
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Old Aug 22nd, 2012, 12:19 PM   44
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How are you guys all feeling anyway? I am only a teeny bit pregnant but I am sooo tired! I'm on night shifts and finding it hard work! I also get nausea at about midnight on my night shift each night. I guess my body is doing a lot of work atm. I keep doing HPTs just coz I love seeing those 2 lines and seeing them getting darker! x
I have nausea 24/7. Unless I keep up with snacking on something every hour to two hours. But I'm having a difficult time keeping with the snacks simply because I'm having to force myself to eat them. Eating makes nausea better but I'm too nauseated to want to eat, go figure.



 
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Old Aug 22nd, 2012, 12:25 PM   45
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I'm with you I Love Lucy on the sickness I've been sick non-stop since 6 weeks and I am ready for it to pass! I was like that with my first, too, and I think it finally eased at 13 weeks, so maybe two more weeks to go...



 
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Old Aug 22nd, 2012, 12:28 PM   46
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When parents ask me about circumcision before/after their baby is born, I(and other nurses) usually tell them to make sure it looks like daddy's, unless daddy's not in the picture. There's an increased risk of UTI's, infection, STD's and STD transmission later in life, etc. if the infant isn't circumcised. However, the increased risks are debatable and negligible. It does increase the risk of causing infection in their partners later in life though. In the U.S., and I imagine the UK, it's less of a religious decision rather than one that will allow the child to be uniform in his culture. In the U.S. a higher percentage of babies are circumcised than not. I had not seen an uncircumcised man until I was in nursing school, and it grossed me out a bit initially. He was actually in his 40's and came in for a circumcision because he kept giving his wife infections. All I can say when an adult man gets it done is OUCH! I had our son's circumcised because my father and brother were, my DH is, and everyone I know had their son circumcised, and for any future women they're with, as well as reducing the risk of UTI's/infections/etc. Kids can be cruel, even in locker rooms after gym class. It's a personal decision and I don't knock anyone who decides either way.



 
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Old Aug 22nd, 2012, 12:35 PM   47
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I'm with you I Love Lucy on the sickness I've been sick non-stop since 6 weeks and I am ready for it to pass! I was like that with my first, too, and I think it finally eased at 13 weeks, so maybe two more weeks to go...
I hope it eases up at 13 weeks. Having 2 more weeks to go would be nice. I had my scan yesterday and baby only measure 7 weeks, 6 days (8 weeks today) so I still have a bit to wait. My ob/gyn did right me a prescription for Zofran though, I just haven't picked it up yet since my appointment was so late.



 
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Old Aug 22nd, 2012, 12:39 PM   48
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Neither my OH or I practice any kind of religion although we were both raised Catholic. We don't plan on baptising our baby but we face another big problem there. In Ireland, unless you manage to snag a sought-after place in a multi-denominational school, I hear it's almost impossible to get a place in a state school unless you're a baptised Catholic. This blows my mind but the state and the church are really closely linked. We figure that we'll cross that bridge when we come to it but we definitely won't be baptising out of choice. We may have to out of necessity though



 
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Neither my OH or I practice any kind of religion although we were both raised Catholic. We don't plan on baptising our baby but we face another big problem there. In Ireland, unless you manage to snag a sought-after place in a multi-denominational school, I hear it's almost impossible to get a place in a state school unless you're a baptised Catholic. This blows my mind but the state and the church are really closely linked. We figure that we'll cross that bridge when we come to it but we definitely won't be baptising out of choice. We may have to out of necessity though
Ouch! Do you know what you're going to do yet? That's a serious dilemma!



 
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My OH and I aren't really religious either. Were lucky in that area because none of our family really pushes it too much. His grandparents are traditional though and they wanted us to hurry and get married after DD was born. Were happy to not be married though lol. Now were expecting number two so im sure that whole subject will come up again. His whole family is on us now about it.
The only real issue we've come across religion wise is that the kids in our neighborhood all go to church and they make comments to my daughter about how she NEEDS to go to church. It makes me mad because I want her to make up her own mind and be her own person.

IrelandsOwn-- Thats rough. I would hate to have to do something I wasnt comfortable with just so my child could attend school :/.



 
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