Before giving birth to your baby, there are several decisions you and your medical practitioner will discuss. For instance, do you prefer to have a delayed cord-clamping? Will you want your newborn to receive the vitamin K shot? And, if you're having a boy, will he be circumcised? For many parents, myself included, that last topic can be quite a contentious one. Though it may have been commonplace in your parent's or grandparent's generation, you might be giving this decision more consideration than they did. If you opt against it, you may want to know what happens if you don't circumcise your son. Are there any negative consequences if your son doesn't have their foreskin removed?
For my partner, the very mention of circumcision would drain the color from his face. As a biological female, I didn't fully understand his situation, but I could see why it would make him uncomfortable. So, like plenty of parents-to-be, we made a pro and con list. How you reach your decision is entirely up to you, of course. But, if you've reached the conclusion that circumcision isn't something you want your son to experience, then you might be curious about what to expect. So check out what might happen if you don't circumcise your son.