The most recent American Academy of Pediatrics AAP guidelines state that the health benefits of circumcision in newborn boys outweigh the risks of the procedure for families that choose to do it, but the AAP makes no recommendation for or against the procedure.
The two most common risks are bleeding and infection. We use a clamp technique, which does have a small risk of bleeding. I pray that you grow up strong and sweet and that you know and love Jesus and that you have a heart for others.
Some questions you might want to ask include: Who will do the circumcision? We can use some of the foreskin as part of the reconstruction surgery, which typically is performed when the baby is months old.
If you have questions, you should feel comfortable asking your doctor. We think of this period in terms of weight, so a baby up to 12 pounds, which is typically around 2 to 3 months of age. Circumcision can simplify hygiene.