My name is Leila Bejjo and I am 27 years old.
I got married 2 years ago in Syria and I got pregnant outside of Syria because I was afraid for my
husband's health and my psychology was not very good. When I fled to turkey, I was relaxed. We rented a
house and we were stable so I got pregnant. I was not feeling afraid. My husband was working as a tailor
at the time.
I was relaxed in Turkey but the problem is that my husband was not after a while stopped working
because he needed to get an operation in his leg. So we decided to leave. He needed to be treated. They
didn’t have the treatment in Turkey so they told us to go to Europe.
When we got on the boat I was very afraid and my husband was trying to calm me down. I started
shouting and crying and I was feeling that I was going to faint. I was very afraid and tired so much that I
can't describe. So finally I did loose my consciousness. As for my son I stopped feeling him in my belly. I
thought I might have lost him. I was crying until I fainted. When I was in Syria I had done an operation
and I was afraid that I wouldn't be able to get pregnant. So, when I got pregnant my husband and I were
very happy. The idea of losing my baby was very hard and painful.