Rainbow Baby 🌈

(Featured on https://parenting.firstcry.com/articles/contribution-the-story-of-my-rainbow-baby)

We use the term “rainbow” quite often especially when we have kids around. So often that even our pictures are loaded with them. But what meaning does it hold when I say that she is my Rainbow baby??

When me and my husband decided to grow our family, my pregnancy happened soon enough. We were on top of the world sharing our sweet news with family and friends. Though the conditions in my pregnancy were a little complicated, but it was all forgotten in the joy we had. One morning, we lost our baby in miscarriage. We were saddened to the core with no family around us to guide and support as we resided out of India. After the medication and depression and trying for many months, I had almost given up. Then there it was… A pregnancy test done with no expectations turned out to be hopeful. We faced a lot during the second pregnancy too. Even a similar miscarriage incident where we thought we lost the baby again, but against all odds, that turned out to be the day I heard the heartbeat of my babe for the first time. I experienced extreme joy during my whole pregnancy with tremendous fear overriding it that because of my complications I might lose my baby any day any minute. The day arrived when my babe struggled even for her breath inside me and I had an emergency C-section and she came into our lives, our daughter, our rainbow baby perfectly healthy and happy.

A “rainbow baby” is a baby that is born following a miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal death or infant loss. In the real world, a beautiful and bright rainbow follows a storm and gives hope of things getting better. A rainbow baby also brings light in the parents life. We never forget our angel babies, but the rainbow babies help the depressed parents to have hope. They especially help the parents who’ve lost their grown child right from their arms to fate, to live through the unimaginable pain and sadness.

My rainbow baby somehow lives perfectly to the name. The joy she brought into our lives has been extraordinary. We can’t imagine our lives without this bundle of joy that God has blessed us with.

Cheers to all the Mamas and their rainbow babies!!! 🌈🌈🌈