31 Jul '17, 5am

How #Maggie Got Her (Running) Groove Back: On #Labor and Running

How #Maggie Got Her (Running) Groove Back: On #Labor and Running

For the beginning of Maggie’s story, click here . I didn’t realize it at the time, but I went through a dark period after my first child was born because my labor didn’t go as expected. I went into labor without issue, and we arrived at the hospital excited about welcoming our first child. As with most birth experiences, things quickly spiraled out of control. After a long and painful labor, plus a few hours of pushing for good measure, I found myself on the table for an emergency C-section when my blood pressure dropped. I felt like I dropped out of the race halfway through and had to ride on the golf cart across the finish line. It took me a few years to get over this feeling of not actually “birthing” my child. I’ve since talked with many women who felt similar. And while I made peace with what happened once I got pregnant with my second, I still had it in my mind to tr...

Full article: https://anothermotherrunner.com/2017/07/30/maggie-got-run...

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