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You Will Get Emotional When You Find Out What a "Rainbow Baby" Is

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For many women, pregnancy is an experience incorporated into their life expectations. In other words, the possibility of giving birth is the dream of lots of women who want to become mothers.

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Dreaming of something this big for most of their lives, then having an interrupted pregnancy causes unimaginable pain. The rainbow babies are those who are born from a mother who previously had a miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal death or infant loss.

Why 'rainbow baby'?

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These babies get this title because they represent the light after the storm. They light up the lives of those who have been through extremely difficult times and represent change. The arrival of these babies happens after a tragedy, and that explains the rainbow, a symbol of hope after dark times.

The concept of rainbow babies is here to remind everyone, especially the mothers, that suffering is not permanent. Pain is part of our story but it can also open up space for happy moments, like fulfilling the dream of getting pregnant and the emotion of holding your baby for the first time.

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Translated article original published on VIX Brazil, by Giulia Ebohon.