The wonderful Elizabeth Taggie-Wright, mother to Quincy Padrick (4), Grace Elizabeth (loss at 20 weeks in 2013) and Adelyn Noelle (10 months).
Elizabeth had a wonderful first pregnancy with Quincy. Things went well and her labor progressed without complication until the pushing phase. She pushed for 2.5 hours but her baby didn't respond well and she ultimately needed to deliver via cesarean which led to Elizabeth feeling defeated. She had hoped to breastfeed Quincy but struggle with painful latch and tongue tie. She instead chose to pump exclusively and was able to breastfeed for 14 months.
Elizabeth and her family had moved cross country when Quincy was a very young after she had completed schooling to become an RN. After having a difficult time finding work, she and Quincy moved to Indiana where she had found a job while her husband stayed in Maine. Just before leaving she learned she was pregnant again and things went well. In her early second trimester she stopped feeling Grace move very much but she was able to hear her heart beat on a doppler. At 20 weeks they checked in again and Grace had passed. Elizabeth went back to work soon after her loss as a labor and delivery nurse but found the whole experience of working with women birthing healthy babies to be traumatizing for her so decided to stop working entirely for a spell.
Elizabeth's family ultimately moved back east and she was able to return to work after coming to terms with her loss and having the support of her family and friends. She conceived Adelyn soon after and was very excited . The pregnancy went well medically but Elizabeth was anxious that something was going to wrong again. Thankfully, she was able to carry to term and wanted to have a VBAC. Her water broke on it's own and she delivered Adelyn vaginally without any complications just two hours later. Elizabeth faced the same nursing challenges with Adelyn as she had with Quincy so she's decided to pump exclusively again.
Elizabeth wants to teach her children to be aware of having a positive body image. As such she has been working on being comfortable in her skin herself and her showing them that we are all perfect just the way we are.