You mentioned that you’re having your first boy and you wanted to know when the circumcision is going to take place - in the hospital or later on in the doctor’s office. And ultimately, this is a good question for your pediatrician. There’s a few factors that will go into their decision for the timing of it. They include: insurance, the well-being of the baby after delivery (like, are there complications, are they eating well, do they have jaundice), and then it also depends on whether or not there are any abnormalities. If there are any abnormalities seen, then they’ll likely defer to a urologist who could address the abnormality as well as circumcise the child at the same time. Pros to doing it in the hospital include: just getting it done so that you don’t have to worry about it later, and babies kind-of go into a dream-state after delivery, and so they’re not as aware of the world around them as they are a few days after birth. And so if it’s delayed till about their 1 or 2 week check-up, then they may be more aware and irritable during the procedure. At 1 to 2 weeks of life, there is a slightly higher chance of bleeding as well, but the risk is very, very low and the chance of it happening is very slim. Whether it’s done in the hospital or an office setting, it’s the same procedure and the same comfort measures are used: local anesthesia and a little sugar water for them to suck on for comfort. I suggest asking your pediatrician about other concerns and questions you might have about it and they’ll be able to give you tailored information and advice. If you have more questions in the future for me, feel free to ask them on our Intermountain Moms Facebook and Instagram pages, and recommend us to your friends and family too.