Rainbow Baby

Prior to having my 2nd daughter, Anastasia, in April 2020 – I had a miscarriage in May 2019. 

I didn’t know how far along I was. I may have only been 3 weeks or a month or 2 along in the pregnancy when I had the miscarriage. It was only 3 days since I found out I was pregnant, and hadn’t gone to an OB-GYN to check anything yet, when I lost the baby. 

I may have only known for 3 days that I was pregnant but knowing I had lost that baby – placed me in so much grief and sadness. To add insult to injury, I lost the baby on Mother’s day. 

I wish no one would have to go through what I did but it happens – and I’m here to tell all the parents who have gone through the same that it isn’t the end. I know – as I definitely felt that it was – but months later, I tested positive again and was able to see through my pregnancy to the end! And so came baby Anastasia, my Rainbow Baby 🌈 ❤️💛💚💙💜 

August 22 has been dubbed as National Rainbow Baby Day, a day where parents can celebrate and honor their rainbow babies.

You’re probably wondering what a rainbow baby is.

What is a Rainbow Baby?

The term Rainbow Baby is used for a baby that is born after a loss from a miscarriage, stillbirth, or neonatal loss (specifically in the first 30 days of life.)

“Rainbow baby” comes form the idea of a rainbow appearing in the sky after a storm, or after a dark and turbulent time.

They are a sign of hope, promise, healing, and remembrance.

When is Rainbow Baby Day?

What The Fertility has made August 22 the National Rainbow Baby Day since 2018.

Hope, Faith, and Love to all the parents with rainbow babies 🌈 ❤️💛💚💙💜 

 

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