What is a “Rainbow” baby?

Someone asked me this question when I said I hope to get pregnant with our rainbow baby soon and it got me thinking that maybe there are people out there that do not know what a rainbow baby is…

A rainbow baby is a (miracle) baby conceived after the loss of another child.

“Rainbow Babies” are the understanding that the beauty of a rainbow does not negate the ravages of the storm. When a rainbow appears, it does not mean that the storm never happened or that the family is not still dealing with its aftermath. What it means is that something beautiful and full of light has appeared in the midst of the darkness and the clouds. Storm clouds may still loom over but the rainbow provides a counterbalance of color, energy, and much needed hope.images

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3 comments on “What is a “Rainbow” baby?
  1. oc15 says:

    thanks for explaining, i was one of the ones that did not know this term.

  2. I’ve never heard the term ‘rainbow baby’ before but you describe it beautifully. Thank you!

  3. Ann says:

    I love this!!! I’m hoping for my rainbow baby!!!!

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