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Rainbow Babies: Photo Gives Hope To Expecting Mothers Who’ve Had Miscarriages And Stillbirths
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Parenting, Photography6 years ago

Rainbow Babies: Photo Gives Hope To Expecting Mothers Who’ve Had Miscarriages And Stillbirths

This beautiful photo of a rainbow spectrum of pregnant mothers, taken by photographers Natalia Karpovovy and Elena Gannenko, has gone viral as a symbol of hope for mothers who have given birth to or are expecting “rainbow babies.”

“A ‘rainbow baby’ is a baby that is born following a miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal death or infant loss,” explains Chastity Boatman, the blogger behind Every Child Is A Blessing. “In the real world, 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.”

The photo was part of a competition hosted by a Russian photography site named Puzi Raduga, which means “Rainbow Bellies” in Russian. The site’s goal is to elevate the status of pregnant mothers in society, and it helps do this by hosting rainbow-themed pregnancy photo competitions.

More info: Facebook | puziraduga.com | ok.ru

Image credits: Natalja Karpova

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DonnaLibbey
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6 years ago

What a loving and colorful way to lift spirits and welcome new ones into the world..They are a rainbow indeed.

Pemberton
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6 years ago

I'm not against the idea, but it'd be heartbreaking for women who has just lost her baby. I was looking for something to cheer my friend who lost her baby recently, but um, not this one... not now.

KiraThesloth
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6 years ago

It's been 4 years for me and this was hard to see. The more time goes by, the less hope I have that it can happen again.

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NorwegianTravelers
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6 years ago

Amazing!

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DonnaLibbey
Community Member
6 years ago

What a loving and colorful way to lift spirits and welcome new ones into the world..They are a rainbow indeed.

Pemberton
Community Member
6 years ago

I'm not against the idea, but it'd be heartbreaking for women who has just lost her baby. I was looking for something to cheer my friend who lost her baby recently, but um, not this one... not now.

KiraThesloth
Community Member
6 years ago

It's been 4 years for me and this was hard to see. The more time goes by, the less hope I have that it can happen again.

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NorwegianTravelers
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6 years ago

Amazing!

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