Author Archive | Carrie

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Success in Labor Defeat

When planning for my second child’s birth, I realized much of the information I collected surrounding VBACS was incomplete. Based on a combination of conversations with my OB, details of real people I know who succeeded, and some (potentially naïve) optimism, I was motivated to attempt a VBAC and avoid surgical methods. Despite being nearly […]

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Running Communities: The Invaluable Paradox

After crossing the finish line this past June at the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon, I realized it had been 10 years since my first official race. I used to say “I don’t run, I jog.” But this summer’s milestone made me realize that I don’t just train for an annual race, I’m a runner. It’s a part of me. […]

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Public Opinion On My Baby Body

The metrics surrounding pregnancy – and becoming pregnant – are infinite. I began by counting days on a calendar, calculating my eventual due date, noting baby’s development at each week’s gestation, and adding up my maternity leave. The progression of my pregnancy and the changes to my body were a source of pride: I gleefully posed for the monthly snapshots […]

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Vulnerability and Authenticity

Soon after becoming a mom, I started writing again, but at the time, my blog was nothing more than a personal journal. Despite never sharing the content with anyone, I used the short-lived project to document the new, sensational morphing of my identity. Armed with a phone during 2am feedings allowed the generation of a seemingly neverending list of topics to come […]

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