What is a Rainbow Baby?

What is a Rainbow Baby? 

 

A Rainbow Baby is a term used for a baby born after losing a baby due to miscarriage, infant loss, stillbirth, or neonatal death. The name “Rainbow Baby” comes from the idea of a Rainbow appearing in the sky after a storm, or after a dark and turbulent time.

 

“Just like the light of a rainbow only appears after the darkness of a rainy sky, a rainbow baby happens after the pain of a loss”.

 

 

Why Rainbow Babies are Special

 

A rainbow baby brings joy after a very difficult time, and symbolizes hope and healing.

But for parents who have experienced loss, rainbow babies are also treasured reminders.

Feeling overcome with sadness over your previous pregnancy is normal. You may or may not always carry that grief with you — don’t let others determine how you should grieve. Take time to grieve. Time heals.

Even after safely delivering your rainbow baby, you can find ways to remember the child you lost. Eventually, sharing your story with your rainbow baby as they get older can be comforting.

Family activities like planting a tree together, or creating a rock garden, can give you a space to continue healing together.

As your rainbow baby grows, be sure to share your story with them. Let them know how special they are to you.

 

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