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aggfan 04-01-2012 02:35 PM

What does "rainbow baby" mean?
 
I am seeing "rainbow baby" in a lot of siggies. What does it mean? Is it related to knowing if it's a girl (pink) or boy (blue)?

keen1981 04-01-2012 02:38 PM

It's a baby after a loss. I hope for a rainbow
Baby someday!

Edensmomma 04-01-2012 04:17 PM

Re: What does "rainbow baby" mean?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by keen1981 (Post 14886967)
It's a baby after a loss. I hope for a rainbow
Baby someday!

:exactly:

Catbutt Diapers 04-01-2012 04:54 PM

Re: What does "rainbow baby" mean?
 
The rainbow baby comes at the end of the rain storm of miscarriages and fertility battles.

I've got my rainbow baby coming in June, after a stillbirth and 4 losses.

Almacham 04-01-2012 08:03 PM

Re: What does "rainbow baby" mean?
 
Good luck to all of you ladies! :hugs: I'm hoping for a rainbow baby, too.

aggfan 04-01-2012 08:41 PM

Re: What does "rainbow baby" mean?
 
So, is it a baby after one loss, or is it usually after a series of losses or fertility challenges?

Catbutt Diapers 04-01-2012 08:45 PM

Re: What does "rainbow baby" mean?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by aggfan (Post 14888391)
So, is it a baby after one loss, or is it usually after a series of losses or fertility challenges?

In my own opinion, it is after a series of losses/ challenges. But everyone is different, and others may feel differently.

keen1981 04-01-2012 08:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by aggfan
So, is it a baby after one loss, or is it usually after a series of losses or fertility challenges?

There are no rules. A loss, even one, is so profound that the light that is a new pregnancy, surely turns into a rainbow for that mother.

I've suffered secondary infertility for years. Had one loss, my next baby will definitely be my rainbow baby.

HeatherlovesCDs 04-02-2012 07:17 AM

Re: What does "rainbow baby" mean?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by aggfan (Post 14888391)
So, is it a baby after one loss, or is it usually after a series of losses or fertility challenges?

Personally, I think any of us who has suffered loss knows how painful it is. I think if someone has had one loss and wants to consider their next baby their rainbow baby, it is perfectly acceptable.

On the flip side, I've been through a lot including IF resulting in IVF and losses, but don't use the term. It's a personal thing. :goodvibes:

VitaW 04-02-2012 01:03 PM

Re: What does "rainbow baby" mean?
 
I am sure glad someone asked this question. I thought it referred to a loss itself. I didn't know it meant a living child.

I suffered losses before each of my two children. One miscarriage and one ectopic. So I gues both of my living children are rainbow babies.


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