Robbed of my fertility plz sign.
Im 26 and after a very difficult pregnancy and battling severe depression i fought hard to get myself back on track for the birth of my daughter in feb 2012. It was decided i would be best suited for a elective section due to the risk of further distress if i was to go on and have a difficult labour. The day before my section i had my pre-op appointment where i had a very brief (no longer than 15 minutes) consult with the dr who would perform my op the nxt day. the subject of sterilisation was brought up by him. I said i had thought about the coil as a method of contraception but the dr said if i opted too be sterilised it could be done while i was on open on the operating table. he said if i wanted in the future i could have it reversed on the nhs. I was given no other counselling, no information to take away and read through on the procedure or any other options open to me, I was tired exhausted and in alot of pain with spd. i felt really on the spot as the dr made it clear he was a busy man. I signed the form and he said i will see you tomorrow at 9 o'clock. I wasnt sure what was going to happen but my mind wasnt in the right place at such a vunrable time. I have since read through the Royal college of obstetricians and gynaecoogists sterilisation for woman and men what u need to know and i have been failed on basicaly all the points that a doctor should ensure he covers with his patient in making sure she is making the best decision. covering her previous medical history ect. A detailed consult to make sure the patient knows all the in's and out's of the procedure. I feel like i was treated like he didnt have to cover all these points with me because i hve depression and shouldnt have anymore children. I now feel totally robbed of my fertility as been told by my dr i cant have a reversal on the nhs and cant afford private treatment. Had i been given all the facts i would never have consented to this. Please sign my petition to show your support for the vunrable woman who are being put in such terrible positions at such vunrable times. No woman like me should be asked less than 24hrs before they give birth especially under my circumstances to make such a final decision on there fertility. I have to live now with the dred of never having anymore children and being infertile. Plz show your support. Thank you Elisha.