Why Home Visits?
A home visit is easier for the mother and easier for the baby, it saves you having to make travel arrangements, and no need to pack up formulas, nappies, wipes or other baby accessories. It also saves the bother of organising childcare for any siblings.
It isn’t recommended to carry the baby back and forth following a circumcision, so being at home immediately after the circumcision is very important for the comfort of your baby. With a home visit you can breastfeed in the comfort and privacy of your own home, and you can use your own nappy changing facilities and bathroom.
It is best to avoid taking a healthy newborn baby to a clinic where he will come into contact with other babies and perhaps unwell patients too. Your own house – the baby’s own environment – is the safest place to carry out the circumcision.
There is no need to travel for the aftercare either, I can return to see your baby for a follow up appointment where needed, again at your home.
For a healthy newborn, the best time for the circumcision is in the first few days after birth. Most mothers (especially after caesarean) do not feel up to going out immediately after childbirth, and so would have had to delay the circumcision until later. With home visits however, the circumcision can be done sooner.
The appointment can be arranged for a time to suit you, even a Sunday if needed.