I'm having a boy. Should I circumcise him?

Totally your call mama. Like so many things, circumcision is a 100% personal choice.

Here’s the gist, though. Circumcision is a relatively common surgical procedure where the hood of your babe’s penis (aka the foreskin) is removed.

It’s usually done in the hospital at about two days following birth, or for religious or cultural reasons, it might be done at a bit later. The jury is still out as to whether any medical benefits exist in doing it, though advocates for and against it have their own belief systems and reasons. Just know that if you want to circumcise your baby, be sure to talk it over with the doctor who will perform the procedure.

It’s very quick and isn’t terribly painful, and should you choose to do it, be sure to review any post-circumcision and follow up care.