Gabriela Iliescu, testimony at MPV 2021: “I suffered a stroke in the seventh week of pregnancy. We will never forget the gynecologist’s words. “

I came to the March for Life with the idea of ​​sharing with you my experience of the miracle of receiving the most beautiful gift, and that of giving birth to a child.

In short, at the beginning of my pregnancy, I had an unpleasant event, in the sense that I suffered a stroke in the seventh week. I went through a series of obstacles, but at the same time I felt a lot of divine help. The day it happened to me, I called the rescue, which took me to the nearest hospital, but there the MRI was defective. I was taken to a private clinic for this test, but the radiologist refused to do it on my grounds that I was pregnant. I finally did the analysis at a hospital in Bucharest, where the diagnosis, unfortunately, was confirmed.

I was hospitalized in an emergency and soon the problem of abortion was raised in order to save my life. At that time, my husband had a presence of mind and asked the neurologist to seek the advice of a gynecologist. He then came to the living room, to my bed, and advised us, “Let God work,” saying that he did not think it would be an abortion. I confess that I was very confused then, I had just been hospitalized and I still had severe headaches. But my husband was very lucid and very firm.

I was in the hospital for 3 weeks. Sometimes at night I would pray to God that I could carry the pregnancy to the end and then I would talk to the little girl in my womb. Fortunately, the pregnancy went normally, with the necessary medication, and I gave birth on time.

Looking back now, I realize that when I suffered from thrombosis, throughout pregnancy, as well as at birth, God carried me in his arms, because they were all tied up, sending me, at the right time, the people I had great need. At the same time, I was lucky enough to have my husband with me both during the hospitalization for thrombosis (he only went home at night to sleep) and during the whole pregnancy. This strengthened me a lot. I still wonder what would have happened if he hadn’t been so prompt and firm when it came to abortion. Or what would have happened if that gynecologist hadn’t told us those words we won’t forget for the rest of our lives?

I am convinced that God spoke through the mouth of that doctor as well as through my husband. And He was the One who sent me the people I needed so much, at just the right time. God’s help.

I would like this testimony of mine to be seen as empowerment , as an encouragement to all women who are in a pregnancy crisis and I don’t know what decision to make. What happened to me I would like to encourage their partners , who should look at things very seriously and responsibly.

At certain times in life, there are decisions to be made very quickly, in the order of minutes maybe, decisions that you make for life. Both of us should think that God is the One who put that life in that woman’s body, and that the birth of a child is the greatest joy, it is in fact a heavenly blessing. We, the fleshly parents, have no right to kill that lame life that has just sprouted and begun to grow and take shape. In fact, in that unborn child is the image of God.

The March for Life 2021 online “United for Life” was organized by the Students for Life Association and the Romania for Life Association.

The march for life is apolitical and non-denominational and does not advocate a ban on abortion.