What is a Rainbow Baby?
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Part of our greatest joy in running Copper Pearl is getting to be a part of that exciting time in someone’s life that is pregnancy and the early years of parenthood. But we also know that, for many couples, the journey to parenthood is not easy.
As 1 in 8 couples have trouble getting pregnant, and 10-20% of pregnancies end in miscarriage, these particular kinds of heartbreak are more common than talked about. While the struggle of infertility or tragedy of losing a baby is never forgotten, for many, the story eventually ends in the joy of a rainbow baby!
Just like a rainbow represents hope and light after rain and darkness, rainbow babies - a baby born or adopted after infertility, miscarriage, stillbirth or infant death - are a symbol of hope.
Of course, having another child doesn’t suddenly fix everything. Adoption is often a long and difficult road. And losing a baby is a hard time full of feelings of grief, anger and even guilt. While getting pregnant again is exciting, it can also dredge back up some of these emotions from the loss, not to mention the fear of another miscarriage.
Healing is a journey, and it looks different for everyone. From overwhelming happiness to mixed feelings of relief and sadness, every rainbow parent has their own story from pain to acceptance to joy.
Celebrate your rainbow baby
If you have a rainbow baby of your own, we know your joy may feel bittersweet. You need to know first, that you are not alone, and second, you don’t have to feel any guilt or shame about your loss, infertility or about celebrating new life!
Loving your new baby is the best way to honor and show love for the one you lost or could not conceive. Healing and renewal will come in time. Just know we are here cheering you on through your ups and downs.
As one way to celebrate your new bundle of joy, we have several rainbow patterns you can find on our bibs, bow headbands, crib sheets, burp cloths and so much more. It’s a tender way to give a sweet nod to your own rainbow baby.
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