Baby Boy Struggles with Circumcision Hemorrhage: Mom Pleads with Parents to Reconsider

Tennessee mom, Shyanne, and her little one need love and healing as they wrestle with one of the worst outcomes of infant circumcision that we see far too often among newborn babies in the United States each week.

She publicly writes:

If everyone could please continue to pray for my sweet sweet baby. They are keeping us overnight at Children’s to monitor everything, and I will post updates as I find out. Yesterday I made the worst decision of my life. I regret strongly how I allowed my doctor to torture my son, and I will never forgive myself. I 'researched' circumcision when I was pregnant, and saw that it was cleaner, prevented UTIs, infection, and STDs, and I believed it... Please consider this before making the decision to get your baby circumcised! This is something that will haunt me for the rest of my life, something that I can’t take back... Not just a surgery gone wrong, but a surgery that should have never happened. 

An IV line is commonly placed into the scalp of a newborn baby if their peripheral veins are otherwise inaccessible, while they are in intense pain, hemorrhaging, or dehydrated (causing vasoconstriction). 

Related Reading:

Stanford University Medicine: Complications of infant circumcision:

Pediatric Surgery International: Late complications of newborn circumcision:

Keeping Future Sons Intact (testimonies from parents who regret circumcision): and

Death From Circumcision:

Dr. Ryan McAllister, Georgetown University: Death from Circumcision Higher Than Suffocation and Auto Accidents: 

Intact vs. Circumcised: Outcome Statistics

Bollinger, Dan. "Lost Boys: An Estimate of U.S. Circumcision-Related Infant Deaths." Thymos: Journal of Boyhood Studies. 2010;4(1):78-90.

Male Circumcision Decreases Penile Sensitivity as Measured in a Large Cohort:

The prepuce: specialized mucosa of the penis and its loss to circumcision: and

Male circumcision and sexual function in men and women: a survey-based, cross-sectional study in Denmark:

Fine-touch pressure thresholds in the adult penis: and

Circumcision Affects Glans Penis Vibration Perception Threshold:

The Effect of Male Circumcision on Sexuality: 

Premature Ejaculation in a Primary Care Setting: A Preliminary Cross-sectional Study:

Examining the association between male circumcision and sexual function: evidence from a British probability survey:

Should I Circumcise? The pros and cons of infant circumcision:

Medical Professionals for Genital Autonomy

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