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    Your not horrible for thinking about it or doing it. You are a mum doing her best for her son.
    If you want to talk more about the procedure post in the pro section.

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    Quote Originally Posted by loving6 View Post
    Your not horrible for thinking about it or doing it.
    With respect, I don't think anyone has suggested such a thing.

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    It's OK John. The op asked was she horrible for think about this. I was just reassuring her she wasn't.

    Edited to add. I think the op is a wonderful mum, in the fact she putting great thought and doing her research before making this decision.
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    Please just leave it be. I am another who does not agree that it should be removed "just in case".

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    Quote Originally Posted by faroutbrusselsprout View Post
    I liken it to having your tonsils or appendix removed at birth because of a family history...?? It just doesn't make sense.
    Having your tonsils out as an adult is a gazzillion times worse than as a child but it still doesn't happen!!
    100% this

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    Quote Originally Posted by addie7758 View Post
    Of course I would never want to put my baby through any unnecessary pain but I have been told by medical staff that it is much better to do it as an infant. Also being a first time mum, I am scared enough that I will do something wrong and if I will cope with the demands of motherhood,
    I fear putting him through circumcision may make matters worse. HOWEVER my feelings will be put aside to be replaced by my sons need's.
    It is a tough decision. At the end of the day, the decision can only be made by yourself and your husband.

    Some personal experience from me to reassure you regarding your above comments. When we found out our first child was going to be a boy, we spent weeks researching the pros and cons of circumcision. It was not an easy decision. But we came to the conclusion that the benefits outweighed the risks. It was easy enough to find a doctor to do it, and we had him booked in before he was born. The recovery was very quick, and he handled it all very well. He is now 5, with absolutely no issues and it has not come up at all in conversation... yet.
    When we found out our second was again a boy, the decision was much easier, having gone through it all before. Different state, different doctor, but the same result. We have absolutely no regrets.

    In regard to parenthood, don't be scared of "doing something wrong". You are the best person to know what is best for your children. Good luck with it all. Don't be scared. You will be fine! Don't hesitate to PM me if you would like to discuss it with a parent who has gone through it a couple of times.

    All the best with your decision making.

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    If you have been reading my posts you will learn that my situation has been similar to your husbands except with maybe a couple of differences. Firstly I did used to have a very tight foreskin, but it did not actually 'tear' in that type of injury. My frenulum however, which is the small band of skin on the ventral side of the penis under the head, would 'microtear' due to simply being too short and it would 'bend' the head of the penis downward in a very uncomfortable manner. It would tear, reheal shorter, and tear again and again, during sexual activity. It is impossible to actually enjoy sexual activity when that is the case and you fear it tearing.

    Just remember that your son could go through many years of pinhole phimosis especially if you don't totally understand the anatomy and have a cut husband, such as the case of my parents. By the time your son discovers that he has a problem down there, he will be at the age where it is very embarrassing to talk to their mother about his penis especially if you never bring up the subject with him and especially if he has no father figure when he is that age.

    As another man who has gone through the same thing, it IS a VERY REAL problem, and it is not something that we want our son's to repeat!
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    I'm sorry but I got gall stones really young - 22 - and had to have my gall bladder removed. Should I remove my children's gall bladders at birth just in case - so they don't have to go through the months of paint endured before I was finally diagnosed with gall stones. I think not!! I'm no doctor though and am not well educated in the medical procedure! I just don't understand the,mentality of removing it 'just in case'. The majority of men have no problems with their foreskins as far as I know!!

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    as far as I know!!

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    I think I'm in the wait and see camp as well op.

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