I have seen death
Dear readers, mothers, midwives and student midwives,
Life brought me to the most agonizing decision no parent should be facing, life-death decisions for their own children.
The word 'abortion' cracks my heart and I decided I won't be using it anymore. It was slammed in my face by my gynae at the check before the induction, by the hospital when someone was calling my daughter 'product of abortion', by the cemetery when we faught to bury her, by the inscription the usurers wrote on the coffin 'Gloria Coccoli's abortion'.
Terminations for medical reasons are the result of agonizing choices for the love of much-wanted babies.
With all the empathy of the world you really can't understand until you walk the same road.
Remember our choices are not light-heartly taken, remember we all felt torn between the desire to hold on to our babies no matter what and our desire to protect them from suffering which prevailed.
We were the best advocates for our babies, who would want us, not you, not strangers to decide.
Remember we will not go over it, we will always remember and honor our babies. Time won't heal us, another baby won't heal our grief, just mourning them forever, as we feel natural to, can heal our grief.
If you feel like discovering our story and our personal shades of grief and healing, you can read our blog and access to our photos clicking on the button below:
Gloria Coccoli, midwifery student in Dublin, but born in love with life in the land of sun, Sicily, in 1995
Mother of a baby with wings