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June 13th, 2007, 05:18 PM
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Hmm , I'm not sure really that the midwife would do one , I would think not but could be wrong lol . But if not you can still take the baby to get it done at the hospital , just make an app with a surgeon for a consult , make the app for the circumcision and then once there it shouldn't take too long to get it done and go home , something you would need to call and ask about is if your insurance will pay for it since it is not medically needed , some will though . Maybe someone else on here knows about the midwife doing it ?
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June 13th, 2007, 05:43 PM
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A certified nurse midwife might be able to do it, I'm not sure. In my area, when I have a client who prefers to circumcise, I refer her to a local peditrician who is willing to do in-office circs on the 8th day (or so). If you must have it done, in office is a much better option because your baby isn't removed from you, strapped down, and circed. You can hold your baby right before and immediately after with an in-office. And waiting until the 8th day allows baby to start making his own vitamin K.

I'm sure that every midwife has an answer to this question for her clients, so you should ask her about it. Not all homebirth clients skip the circ, believe it or not.
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June 14th, 2007, 04:41 AM
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Circumcision, if you choose to do it, can be done at the pediatrician's office when/if you take him in for his 1-2 week check up. If I were to go back to circ'ing I would at least delay it this long. My first homebirth was a boy and we chose to leave him intact, but this is what that midwife suggested while we were thinking about it.
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June 14th, 2007, 06:04 AM
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We are planning ahome birth and if it is a boy he will be circ'ed. I am going to talk to my pediatrician about it when I take my oldest in for his next check-up. I'm picky and prefer it done a certain way, so I want to make sure it can be done as I request. Most pediatricians will do it though, as some people decide to do it after they have gone home from the hospital, ot even later in the child's life.
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June 14th, 2007, 07:23 AM
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My MW's recommend a rabbi aactually.

Both my previous HB's were girls, but all four my boys are circed and this boy will be also. Not sure about a rabbi, but I was going to ask my ped about doing the procedure.
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June 14th, 2007, 10:35 AM
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My midwife refers to a local Rabbi as well.
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June 14th, 2007, 01:04 PM
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A rabbi can do it, but your insurance won't cover it. If that's a concern, you can go to either a pediatrician or OB. Some places, OBs do it customarily; other places, pediatricians do it.
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June 15th, 2007, 07:26 AM
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I've never met a midwife who can and/or will do a circ.
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June 15th, 2007, 08:03 AM
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MW's can't legally do circs here in AZ. DS was born in a hospital but I would not let them circ him before we left (he had been through enough trauma that weekend, thank you very much). Plus I had hoped to convince DH to leave him intact.

I lost that debate though and the ped did the procedure in her office the next week. We will do the same if this one is a boy.
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June 15th, 2007, 06:51 PM
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You don't have to be Jewish to use a Rabbi or a Mohel. They are often recommended because they are very good at doing circs.
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June 15th, 2007, 11:25 PM
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I didn't have a home birth but I just wanted to add that we had our pedi do it. It was done on his 7 day of life. His hands were held and soothed by my husband, whom was with him the whole time. I'm not sure if this is only allowed in scertain places, like offices rather then hospitals etc. I couldn't do it but knowing my husband was in there I felt ALOT better. I was also able to nurse him right after and was encouraged to stay as long as possible. These are things I reccommend alot I would look into the procedures used etc and if your insurance will cover, if not, how much it will cost.

Here in Canada, we paid 160 dollars to the hospital and 100 to the doctor.. weird I know Lol.
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