These Stunning and Bittersweet Rainbow Baby Birth Stories Will Take Your Breath Away
Rainbow birth stories are some of our favorites because of the uplifting sentiment behind them. A rainbow baby is one who is born after a miscarriage or stillbirth, given the title of "rainbow" baby to show the beauty after the pain. The eight pregnancies ahead are all rainbow babies whose parents consider them to be little miracles, and each one makes us tear up because despite the devastating circumstances that made these little ones rainbow babies, we're so happy for each family.
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Liam was a rainbow baby, and his birth was an extraspecial moment for his mom and dad, Erikah and Luke. Eighteen months before Liam was born, Erikah gave birth to a stillborn baby girl named Ailene and shared that baby Liam was "proof that there is life after loss."
When baby Charlotte's mom brought a rainbow headband to her newborn shoot and explained that it was because of her rainbow baby status, photographer Jen Priester asked if she could expand on that idea to really portray the beauty of a rainbow birth.
After suffering six miscarriages in the years following the birth of her son Corbin, Jessica Mahoney was thrilled to learn that she was expecting a rainbow baby. She did a beautiful pregnancy photo shoot that went viral, but it couldn't compare to the stunning photos of Jessica with her baby when she was born.
Hope and Hunter Madden may have just welcomed a baby girl, but the couple has been through a lot, having experienced loss due to miscarriage as well as infertility. Their rainbow baby's beautiful birth was photographed by Leilani Rogers, but more moving than the birth itself was Hunter's emotional reaction to holding his daughter.
Jennie and John Hill's journey to parenthood didn't come easily. After five miscarriages, Jennie learned that she had a rare chromosome disorder and that because of her condition, she had a 95 percent chance of losing any pregnancy. They found that IVF was still an option and were able to have miracle baby Harper Grace.
When Jacob and Britni Lamance found out that they were expecting a baby, the young couple were nervous but excited. However, at eight weeks, her doctor revealed that he suspected she suffered an ectopic pregnancy. Britni had to have a fallopian tube removed, but by some miracle, she conceived another baby just days later. The family welcomed yet another miracle baby shortly after that.
Six months after losing their first child, Jonathan Edward, Jamie Otis and her husband, Doug Hehner, announced that they're expecting a rainbow baby in August 2017. Although Otis a reality star known for being on The Bachelor and Married at First Sight, she became even more of a household name when she openly shared the devastating details of her miscarriage back in October with a blog post and photo on Instagram.
Almost a year to the day after losing baby Lily 34 minutes after her birth, Kristen Ward welcomed a healthy baby in the same hospital, with the same doctor and much of the same medical staff. Unlike with Lily, where Kristen had a difficult time pushing, baby Harper — all 8 pounds and 6 ounces of her — came out in just one push, to the delight of her new family, especially older brother Cooper.