I get many phone inquiries months in advance of births. Sometimes the baby is a boy, and sometimes the parents don’t know yet. (Obviously those who know they are having girls don’t call!)
I am always happy to discuss all matters in advance of the bris. But for ease of reference, here is all the information you need (some of these links are at the top of the page as well). Of course, any topic you'd like to research more can be found in the Topical Index.
Here are the supplies you need for the bris, and for the aftercare.
Here are the honors you need to think about and assign for the bris ceremony
Here is a summary of what a classic bris ceremony looks like.
Here is a basic summary of what will happen to your baby in the course of thecircumcision, including the methods of circumcision generally used by mohels (I use #2, and I do not own any clamps).
Here are the instructions for post-bris wound care.
Here is an explanation of how things will look like in the few days and weeks following the bris.
Here is a long term care reminder for some babies, and another for babies who gather much baby fat over the next several months.
And finally, an important reminder to every husband!