The beautiful Sarah Wallus Hancock with Randolph (almost 5) and Archer (19 months). Sarah has always identified as a feminist and knew she wanted to be a mother. She expected to go back to work once she had children but has found her activism shift towards motherhood and her children. Sarah's initial birth experience was incredibly traumatic. She had a healthy pregnancy and had hoped for a natural hospital birth. She labored in the hospital for two 48 hour stretches with a 12 hour break at home in between. While she was able to have a successful vaginal birth she was disrespected at every turn and had a large amount of physical and emotional feeling to do. Sarah's second pregnancy was lost to a miscarriage in her first trimester. She returned to the same hospital Randolph was born due to bleeding, was treated by multiple people insensitive to her circumstance and ultimately sent home. She ended up laboring and delivering her tiny baby at home. Sarah's pregnancy with Archer went beautifully and she did a lot of contemplation and research to determine how and where to give birth. She wasn't comfortable planning a home birth due to her history and pushed for a better experience in hospital. She woke up laboring, knowing it was time to have her baby. She labored at home and called her doula to join her. Very quickly she had dilated to 9.5cms. They discussed rushing to the hospital and Sarah decided she did not want to leave. Baby Archer was born in the hallway at their home. After 30 minutes of snuggling and nursing they went to the hospital to make sure everyone was okay. Sarah says the staff was all congratulatory and kind. Her most recent birth was healing and Sarah hopes to have any future children at home.