The ex-wife of a former diplomat has recounted how all her desires had been lower brief due to a being pregnant.
In accordance Felicia Edem Attippoe, who’s Ghana’s first feminine plane marshaller, this occurred about 26-years-ago when she was nonetheless a younger lady.
“Rising up, I needed to be a musician and alongside the road I needed to be a secretary however at 21, I received pregnant. I didn’t know I used to be pregnant till the 8th month, as a result of I used to be having my menstrual move. Alongside the road, my grandma seen it.
She famous that she had tried to terminate the being pregnant since she wasn’t able to have a toddler at that age, however all efforts, together with a go to to the hospital to terminate the being pregnant proved futile.
“I went to pals who I knew had been ‘shee waga’ and so they prescribed varied concoctions for me – some mentioned ‘drink Guinness with gin,’ others mentioned ‘go in for a chloroquine injection,’. I did all these however the child wouldn’t come out.
“At a degree my mum gave me her tithe to go and pay at church as a result of she didn’t go to church that day and I went to the hospital to see if I may have an abortion. I visited a clinic at Labone and the physician mentioned no, you’ll be able to’t abort this being pregnant so you must give beginning.
Left with no different selection, Felicia needed to ship the newborn.
“To chop all of it brief, I gave beginning to a child lady who’s 26 now. She now works at Guinness as considered one of their Advertising Managers, however all my desires had been lower brief as a result of I needed to have a child and I struggled via it and we went via it,” she mentioned.
She made the disclosure throughout an interplay with host of Pleasure FM‘s Sturdy and Sassy present as a part of conversations on the brand new sequence dubbed My Story on Wednesday.
Sturdy and Sassy, Pleasure FM’s all-female discuss present, from Might 11, began a brand new sequence dubbed ‘My Story.’
Hosted by Animwaa Anim Addo, My Story will take a dive into the lives of fantastic ladies who’ve stood on the battle entrance to struggle superb battles, have emerged victorious, and have success tales to inform from their encounters. It is going to characteristic Ghanaian ladies who will inform tales that can encourage, educate, shock, break, construct and likewise get you emotional.
These are tales that border on the profession, lives, relationships, and even the well being of ladies who will likely be featured; tales of dying, sudden pregnancies, suicides, abusive marriages or relationships, changing into pastors, stillbirths, most cancers therapies, and many others.
The sequence will run for a interval of two months – from Might to June,2022.