Diane - posted on 05/20/2014 ( no moms have responded yet )
I know this is a very tough subject- I am mother of 2 boys ages 4 and 20 months and both are circumcised. When pregnant with the first I found very little on the subject and my baby books were very matter of fact as was my pediatrician- here are the benefits outlined by studies and the risks really appeared akin to any surgical procedure. My husband is circumcised and he likes being that way and based in the benefits found in the research we felt it was the right thing to do. Clearly I did not google effectively because I didn't find any of the sites that describe circumcision as mutilation, etc. I have only known one intact male and truly believed in the medical establishment that this was a good thing to do. Having read the anti-circ literature in the past year, I agree it's totally unnecessary. I feel awful that I made that decision-while it seems so clear to me now that it shouldn't be done, it was so clear then that it should. So really I am looking for other moms who feel that way-I kind of mourn that I changed their perfect little bodies and I am worried they may feel the loss later in life. I am not looking for intactivists to bash me and make me feel worse than I already do, but maybe support from someone who feels the same way and how to cope.