You know, not having to make that decision made me sort of relieved to find out we were having a girl. I'd say no, but I had a friend who had to be circumcised as an adult for some kind of medical problem, and he was super bitter that his parents didn't do it when he was a baby. (Apparently the recovery was very painful... which sort of makes me not want to do it to a baby, either.) The slight protection against STDs is interesting, but I plan to be the embarrassing mom whose only religion is the church of "condoms are awesome," so I'm not sure that sways me one way or the other either.
We won't be doing it. DH is uncircumcised, and everything is awesome. He's more sensitive, which makes him more fun to play with.
And as long as you wash yourself in the shower (which you should be doing anyway, I mean seriously), there's not really any more chance of infections or STDs than otherwise. (And if being circumcised is your main line of defense against STDs, you have more problems than whether you're cut or not LOL)
Conversely to your story, I have a male friend who is very bitter that his parents DID do it. He says he feels like part of his manhood was removed without his consent. Which, I can't argue with.
It's a very personal choice. I was just curious what y'all's thoughts on it were.
I'm so glad to see this thread! I used to post in the TTC version a while back but slacked off for a while. After my BFP, I've been much more active here. Mostly because I haven't told anyone but OH yet! We're telling our families tomorrow now that we know we really have a baby in there.
We went for our first u/s today and everything was great! It was such a relief since it took us so long to get here. I was really holding back on the excitement, but it all came out today!
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