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Old 10-14-2012, 08:34 AM   #172
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Re: Do you ever feel judged regarding not circumcising?

Originally Posted by eguisgirl View Post
I am not sure I took it personally (as in thought about it after I typed it out) but with all of the medical community bashing I read on DS, as an RN it is hard not to take some of these things personally. I believe I must live in a crunchier area of the US as I do not see most of what is claimed in these bashing MD/RN threads. In fact, I would say that the circ rate at our hospital is only about 30%- if that even.
I like to think of myself as a patient advocate and I am very big into patient safety. Therefore I like to give accurate, research based patient education so that they may make the best decisions for themselves. I do not push my views on others but if asked will absolutely share my story/opinions/beliefs. I truly believe that most of my co-workers do the same. I have a hard time believing that we are the only hospital in the entire US that works like this. (If we are, that is a sad state of affairs).
I haven't been to Washingon but I've always been under the impression that its a crunchier area...I recently moved away from northern California and they had pretty good medical care there. I didn't give birth in the hospital but my nurse for my NST's was really great and supportive of my choice to home birth. Sadly, I really think that what you see from about San Francisco up on the west coast is not the norm in our country.
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