LIFE

Rainbow Babies Provide Hope And Happiness For Grieving Parents

by Barbara Diamond
Barbara is a passionate writer and animal lover who has been professionally blogging for over 10 years and counting.

A beautiful and bright rainbow follows a storm and gives hope of things getting better. The rainbow is more appreciated having just experienced the storm in comparison.

Chasity, a mom from Texas, recently found a set of stunning photos online. So touched by the photos, she shared them on her Facebook page. The top photo shows seven pregnant women, each expectant mother dressed in a different color of the rainbow. The bottom photo shows the women wearing white, holding their babies who are wearing the same colors their moms wore in the top photo. It’s the meaning behind the photo series, taken by a pair of Russian photographers, that’s now going viral.

The photos call attention to “rainbow babies,” or the term used to describe children born after a miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal death or infant loss. Though the term “rainbow baby” is relatively new, it’s quickly catching on. More and more women are taking to social media to post stories about their own rainbow babies, thus helping other families find hope and faith in the future after suffering such a devastating loss. One mother named Rachel Elizabeth Barnhart wrote on Facebook, “I haven’t heard this term before but I can’t think of a better way to describe our daughter. Never give up, parenting after a loss is one of the most exciting, worthwhile, happy, meaningful, things we decided to do with our lives.”

Keep reading to learn more about these beautiful rainbow babies…

Chasity, a mother from Texas, recently found a set of photos online. So touched by the "rainbow babies" series, she posted them to her Facebook page and started a viral sensation.

Chasity, a mother from Texas, recently found a set of photos online. So touched by the "rainbow babies" series, she posted them to her Facebook page and started a viral sensation.

One photo shows seven pregnant women, each expectant mother dressed in a different color of the rainbow.

One photo shows seven pregnant women, each expectant mother dressed in a different color of the rainbow.

The bottom photo shows the women wearing white, holding their rainbow-clad babies.

The bottom photo shows the women wearing white, holding their rainbow-clad babies.

A 'rainbow baby' is a baby that is born following a miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal death or infant loss.

A 'rainbow baby' is a baby that is born following a miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal death or infant loss.

Now, mothers across the world are catching on to the phrase, and taking to social media to share stores of their own rainbow babies. Photoshoots and heirloom pieces are bringing attention to these miracles of life.

Now, mothers across the world are catching on to the phrase, and taking to social media to share stores of their own rainbow babies. Photoshoots and heirloom pieces are bringing attention to these miracles of life.

The photographer who captured the photo below says, "I had not heard of this term before meeting this wonderful woman and mother. After hearing her story and that this was her Rainbow Baby, I wanted to create an image that acknowledged such."

The photographer who captured the photo below says, "I had not heard of this term before meeting this wonderful woman and mother. After hearing her story and that this was her Rainbow Baby, I wanted to create an image that acknowledged such."

18 months after losing her first baby, Erikah delivered her rainbow baby Liam, whom she described to her photographer as "proof that there is life after loss."

18 months after losing her first baby, Erikah delivered her rainbow baby Liam, whom she described to her photographer as "proof that there is life after loss."

What a wonderful way to bring hope to mothers everywhere. Do you have a rainbow baby story to share? Let us know, and please SHARE this with your friends on Facebook.