Parenting

I regret allowing my son to receive a circumcision

It isn’t what you think… well maybe.. no complications became of his circumcision but I learned later in life what I wish I knew earlier.

Julio already had a son, Nikolaus and together we had a daughter, Faith I hadn’t had to face the facts nor was I educated on the topic of circumcision. I remember asking my mom and she told me my brother was because that was what the normal was, she has been told that it is what you did.

I am disappointed at myself because I look into everything from childbirth to vaccines and a little of everything in between but why wasn’t this topic as important? Why do we spend more time planning a baby shower or doing research for the latest stroller, car seat and crib than we do a circumcision?? Have you stopped and watched a video on the procedure being done to a newborn child? Have you seen a child pass out from all the pain?

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I have heard my own doctor and several other families being told that the procedure happens so fast that the child doesn’t even feel it. I am going to tell you all of that information is a lie. I was not able to sit and watch the procedure from start to finish. I had to walk away because I could not stand to see the pain on the child’s face! Now maybe you are thinking well you don’t have to watch it be done and your right you don’t but would you not watch your child at a park, would you not watch your child cross the street? These are all to some very simple things to do but most of us would fear that something many happen to our children if we allowed it. I don’t think the fear is always that our children can’t complete the task but that someone may not be as careful as we are teaching our children to be.

When my son Michael just a day after being born was taken to have his done I felt this pain in my stomach like something was wrong. That something thank God wasn’t that something would go wrong but that I had gone with the wrong decision. I had to be careful not to hurt him while changing his diapers. I had to wipe his tears from crying so much although I was told he didn’t “really” cry. WHY must we continue to have this barbaric procedure done on our sons when the risk outweigh the benefits?

If you are reading this because you are looking into the topic please read and click on all the links, if you are reading this because you can relate to the words you are reading share it, and if you were one of the lucky ones who did the research thank you!!

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