Family

20-year-old begs for hysterectomy because she’s ‘too fertile’

The mum-of-three says she's tried every form of contraception but nothing works.

A healthy mother-of-two, who is pregnant with her third child, is begging for a hysterectomy because she believes she is so fertile that she’ll never stop being pregnant.

Charlotte Peers, 20, from Greater Manchester, England, has two boys – Seb, two, and Jaxx, six months – and is 11 weeks pregnant.

She first fell pregnant when she was 15 years old, but suffered a miscarriage, and in the next five years, she fell pregnant three times, despite using a contraceptive implant during part of that time.

The stay-at-home mum wants a hysterectomy as she believes another C-section could leave her with serious health issues. She suffers from a condition called placenta accrete, where the placenta attaches and grows onto the scar from her previous caesareans.

The birth of her second child ended with her bladder becoming stuck to her womb.

She says: “I’ve tried every form of contraception and nothing works for me.”

“I’ve begged my GP but I’ve been told that because I’m young and healthy I won’t be considered for a hysterectomy or a sterilisation.”

Charlotte has been told she has an 85 per cent chance placenta accrete will happen again. However, she has learnt that pregnancies always vary and that it could be treated without a hysterectomy operation.

“I guess they think I might change my mind about more kids in the future, but believe me, three is more than enough for me.”

“I’m so desperate not to have another baby after this one that I want a hysterectomy to make sure there is no chance of falling pregnant ever again.”

Her current doctor has suggested that doubling-up on contraception will help the couple but Charlotte isn’t prepared to do that.

“I don’t react well to the pill, it makes me angry and tearful – I’ve fallen pregnant on both the injection and the implant and I don’t trust condoms.”

On the other hand, Charlotte’s partner would like a big family but doesn’t want to risk her health.

Charlotte had a miscarriage at 15 when she was four months pregnant. She hadn’t received any proper sex education so she hadn’t known she was pregnant.

She then had a contraceptive injection but three months prior to this, she came off the pill to ‘prepare her body’. She was under the impression she’d still be covered so she was shocked to learn she was pregnant again.

During her second pregnancy – in which she conceived while using the contraceptive implant – she suffered many complications and was told to expect a miscarry.

But Jaxx was born healthily and four months later, she fell pregnant with her third child.

“I’d been so busy with the boys, we hadn’t had time for sex so when the moment presented itself we went for it,’ she says. ‘I hadn’t had a proper period since Jaxx’s birth so I didn’t think I’d fall pregnant again – but I did.”

Both Charlotte and her partner rely on benefits, so she said that getting a hysterectomy will help the British taxpayers.

“At the moment taxpayers pay for my children and I don’t want to cost the country more by having more kids. Surely this will save the government more than the cost of a one-off hysterectomy.”

“I’m determined to get off benefits and get a job my kids will be proud of. But at the moment with two under two-years-old and another on the way I’m stuck at the moment.”

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