The beautiful meaning behind ‘Rainbow Babies' & why they are so special

A smiling nine day old newborn baby girl bundled up in a rainbow colored swaddle. She is lying on a cream colored flokati (sheepskin) rug and wearing a crown made of roses.
A smiling nine day old newborn baby girl bundled up in a rainbow colored swaddle. She is lying on a cream colored flokati (sheepskin) rug and wearing a crown made of roses.

The term “rainbow babies” refers to children who were born after a miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal death or infant loss. These children are a reminder to the family of the beauty of life, and the hope that has yet to come.

Pregnancy and parenting blogger, Chasity Boatman created a forum surrounding this topic that instantly went viral in 2015.

On the blog’s Facebook page, Every Child Is A Blessing: My Journey From Pregnancy Through Parenthood, Boatman shared a photo that she felt expressed the true beauty behind rainbow babies. The photos, shown below, show several mothers and their children before and after birth.

 

Who loves this "rainbow babies" photo? A “rainbow baby” is a baby that is born following a miscarriage, stillbirth,...

Posted by Every Child is a Blessing: The Journey Through My Pregnancy on Sunday, September 20, 2015

 

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