I come from Fonds-des-Nègres. I had prenatal appointments at SBH since I was three months’ pregnant. Because the doctor planned for me to have a Cesarean section, I had an appointment at the hospital to give birth. I did not want to stay at home and risk serious problems. I had to do everything I possibly could to get to SBH.
It was not easy for me at all.
I left home one day early because I knew that [protesters] would block the road, and I did not want to miss my appointment. I had to take two motorcycle taxis. I came to a roadblock. Because I was pregnant, the protestors let me by, but I was still anxious. While I was on the road toward [the hospital], it was raining and the motorcycle I was on had an accident. What was important to me was to get to SBH because I knew my life and my child’s life would be saved.