The wonderful Elizabeth Nicolson with her daughter Ripley (28 months). Elizabeth is a physician and says that because she focused on her schooling and career she met her husband and chose to start a family later in life than many women. She had friends who were struggling with infertility and worried that she may too because of her age. They were able to conceive quickly and she had a healthy pregnancy throughout. Elizabeth and her husband are very active, they used to base jump prior to children and still enjoy to climb and cross fit. While pregnant, she even helped to develop a pregnancy specific climbing harness, the first of it's kind, which she says she received some flack for. Elizabeth was happy to remain active and healthy and went on to have an unmedicated, vaginal delivery in hospital with her OB. She and Ripley continue to enjoy a breastfeeding relationship, as well. Elizabeth and her husband thought that they only wanted one child but at some point she started to thinking about the relationship she had with her own siblings and realized she was envisioning family moments with more than one child. They began to try and conceived rather quickly again. She had heart tones at 6 weeks but at her first appointment the fetus was no longer alive. She had to be back at work the following week so went in for a D&C. Elizabeth says that it didn't affect her much at first but two months later she broke down with grief. Her body was stronger than it had possibly ever been and she felt that it was failing her. She and her husband have been trying to conceive again since with no success. She says that whatever happens she will be okay but the current unknowns are difficult for her. Either way Elizabeth is trying to raise a socially conscious and kind child. Elizabeth wants people to understand that mother's are amazing and strong whatever shape or presentation they are we are all worth of love and respect both from ourselves and others.