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Carrying a Rainbow

June 29, 2015

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Have you had a Rainbow Baby (baby born after a loss)?  If so, did you find yourself nervous and on edge through out the pregnancy? It is not uncommon to have these feelings, even if the pregnancy is going well. Being pregnant after experiencing a loss (even if you’ve had a healthy pregnancy in between) can put you on a roller coaster ride of emotions. You are excited and happy about this new little person who will be joining your family, but fear from your loss can be difficult to work through and bring up hard memories. Bonding may take a while or be minimal until after birth when baby is safely in your arms. Again, this is normal. Be gentle with yourself and know that these feelings are felt by many other mothers and fathers, too.  Reach out to family, friends, and other supportive people and websites like Stillbirthday.com You don’t have to walk this path alone.

– Lauretta Clay, SBD

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