ARE YOU HAVING A RAINBOW BABY?
Like the miracle of a rainbow after a storm, many mamas refer to babies born after a loss as their rainbow babies. The rainbow doesn’t erase the storm, nor does the arrival of a new baby eclipse the tragedy of previous pregnancy loss but after the turmoil and darkness of a storm, when light breaks through the clouds, sometimes we are lucky enough to see a rainbow.
Pregnancy losses can be devastating, but most women go on to mother again. In doing so, they face the complicated emotional journey of mothering after a miscarriage or stillbirth.
Be ready to respond to upsetting questions. When you’re pregnant again, you’ll probably find yourself in situations where people ask if this is your first baby, how many children you have, and so on. It might help to prepare an answer to this question.
Talk to others. Lots of mums have told us they find comfort in talking to other mums in similar situations – whether that’s through friends and family, support groups, or online – it’s good to share.
Ask questions. Don’t be afraid to ask questions, or get in touch with your midwife, or hospital, if you have any concerns throughout your pregnancy. That’s what we’re here for. Make sure you ask your midwife who to contact in different situations and have all the relevant numbers handy.
Never forget to commit all into God’s hands. He is your perfect source of strength.