A rainbow baby is a baby born following the loss of another. In nature a rainbow is something beautiful that follows a storm and is a sign of brighter days to come. A rainbow wouldn't exist without the rain and that mirrors a rainbow baby. It acknowledges the baby that was lost but offers hope for the future.
Rainbow baby pregnancies can often lead to feelings of guilt and added anxiety. You may feel guilty for being happy about your rainbow baby and that you are somehow betraying the child that you lost. It is important to remember that having a rainbow baby isn't about forgetting. It is about accepting the glimmers of light and hope that present themselves.
While pregnancy can often be an anxious time for many, when you are pregnant with a rainbow baby this can be heightened even further. If your baby was lost during pregnancy there can be a real fear of history repeating itself.
Our CEO, Elizabeth speaks of her rainbow baby Joshua.
Offering support to those pregnant following a previous stillbirth or neonatal death, our Rainbow Project launched in 2018. Focusing on self-care, positivity and the importance of baby movements, our rainbow bundles are an important source of extra support for families.
Our CEO Elizabeth describes her experience of having her rainbow baby Joshua.
We know that rainbow pregnancies are tough. You can meet other mums who understand in our Rainbow Pregnancy Facebook Group.
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