King Edmonds launched her new podcast, ‘Intimate Knowledge,’ on Monday and one of the topics of discussion was how hard it was for her to put her twin boys through the cutting process.
“There’s no reason to manipulate your baby boy’s body like that,” Meghan said on the debut episode of the podcast.
During the episode, The Real Housewives of Orange County star claimed that her now-estranged husband Jim Edmonds made the final decision to circumcise their 19-month-old twin boys, Hart and Hayes.
“I have two sons and I did it. My partner was a professional baseball player. He was like, ‘Well in the locker room, I don’t want him to get him made fun of.’ I was like, ‘Okay, well, you’re the dad. You do have 50 percent choice in this,” Edmonds said.
As you know, Meghan is the estranged wife of baseball legend Jim Edmonds, who is the father of the boys.
The couple went ahead with the procedure and she claims the decision was “really hard for” and in the end, she was “really upset by it.”
“I’m like, ‘We live in — 2018, at the time. We know how to clean ourselves, we have showers and hygiene. Why would I do this to my child? He’s a little baby,’ ” she explained during the episode.
Meghan discussed the issue of what long term effects this may have on her young sons. She even questions whether or not this may make some men ‘aggressive.’
“What type of long-term (mental) effects does this possibly have on our kids growing up through the years?” She continued, “And then — I’m gonna get real deep, but is this why maybe men are more aggressive? I don’t know.”
King Edmonds pointed out, “Also, there’s no kind of numbing except topically.”
So does it hurt the babies?
According to WebMD, “After his circumcision, your baby may be fussy and irritable. Hold him carefully so you don’t put pressure on his penis. The tip may be sore, and the penis itself may look red and swollen. You may see a yellow crust on the tip as well. This is normal and should go away on its own in a few days. It will take a week to 10 days for your son’s penis to heal completely.”
King Edmonds discussed the fact that the rate of circumcision is actually going down in the United States, and added, “There’s no reason to manipulate your baby boy’s body like that. I don’t like it. It makes me sad.”
Jim Edmonds and Meghan are divorcing and the reality star addressed the situation in a lengthy blog post, titled “Broken,” speaking about the rumor her husband had an affair with their nanny. Photo surfaced of the two at a hockey game in the OC.
“To be clear, I don’t know if Jim slept with our babysitter or whether they were just being exceedingly inappropriate by hanging out socially without either of them telling me (and Jim expressly lying to me about it). I’ve gone back and forth with my thoughts for a couple days but as I write this, I don’t think he did. But I still don’t understand why he’d lie. And why would she lie?”