September 29, 2023

After turning into pregnant in January of 2020, skilled marathon runner Sarah Crouch continued coaching at a excessive stage all through her being pregnant (listening to The Delivery Hour each single day as she ran!) and pursuing work as a start doula as Covid overtook the nation and adjusted the panorama of start work. Sarah was one of many 5% of ladies who go into labor on their due date and labored at dwelling for a number of hours together with her husband and her doula, Betsy, earlier than touring throughout city in the midst of the evening to the Flagstaff Delivery and Girls’s Middle.

A very unmedicated 16-hour labor fully rewrote the ache threshold that Sarah thought she had maxed-out as knowledgeable endurance athlete and at last, simply earlier than eight within the morning, her daughter Charlotte was born.

The following 4 months have been the toughest of Sarah’s life as she battled extreme Postpartum Despair, nervousness and insomnia that resulted in a visit to the Emergency room amongst different hardships. Sarah’s start story is all concerning the strategy of relearning what the physique is able to and the facility of accepting the brand new position of motherhood. 

Having fun with a 90-minute run whereas 9-months pregnant

Sarah Crouch Bio

Sarah Crouch, 31, is knowledgeable endurance athlete and is among the quickest marathon runners in America. She can also be a working coach and a licensed Delivery Doula. Sarah at the moment lives in Spokane, Washington together with her husband, Michael and their seven-month outdated daughter, Charlotte. You possibly can comply with Sarah on Instagram @sarahcrouch1989.



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