"He actively pushed my leg to the side and stuck the thing in me. That was the most traumatizing thing - I had just said 'no' and he did it anyway. He said, 'just stay still!’ I was crying and I really didn’t want it. I was about to change my mind and she pushed me down. I just cried into the pillow. I felt so defeated and I felt like I knew what was coming and I had no control over something that was supposed to be all about me. And It’s almost like we’re not allowed to talk about it. Because you didn’t die and your baby didn’t die, you should just be happy. As if I should think, 'thank goodness for that doctor who was able to perform the [unnecessary] C section.' That's like if someone pushes you down the stairs and then catches you....are you still happy they caught you?"
- Samantha, New Jersey