Today’s topic is an important one, but one that is rarely discussed . . . circumcision. As soon as you are told, “It’s a boy!” during your pregnancy or after giving birth, it’s a decision that you are faced with as a parent. Should your son be circumcised or not? Some parents do lots of research. While other parents think little about the decision and do what they are familiar with within their own family. And some parents follow their religious beliefs regarding this decision.
Whichever way you choose, let me first state we are supportive of both sides. However, at Baby Chick, we want all parents to be informed and make their parenting decisions from a place of knowledge and understanding. That’s why I’m thrilled to chat with pediatrician Dr. Kelly Fradin today about circumcision and what parents need to know and consider before baby is born.
Dr. Kelly Fradin is a pediatrician and mother of two from NYC. She is a graduate of Harvard College and Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, and her career has focused on children with chronic medical conditions and school health. As an advocate for children, she wrote Parenting in a Pandemic. This book provides calm, realistic, and evidence-based advice to families during this stressful time. Dr. Fradin is a wealth of knowledge, and she shares parenting and children’s health information on her Instagram page @adviceigivemyfriends and her website. We’re so happy to have her here to chat about this important decision parents face when they discover they are having a boy.