If you have been on social media recently, you may have noticed a lot of rainbow themed photos of mothers and their children.
On August 22, mothers across the country united to show support for one another for National Rainbow Baby Day.
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This special celebration is a way for mothers across the country to share their experiences, grieve, reflect, and most importantly, celebrate the joy and love for their beautiful Rainbow Babies.
A Rainbow Baby is a baby born after a miscarriage. While National Rainbow Baby Day may come with a note of sadness for the loss these mothers have faced, writer and mother Amanda Colbert notes how her experience has shaped her perspective:
"In a way, the baby I never got to meet laid the groundwork for my perspective of motherhood and parenting, and the nearness and dearness with which I hold my children."
Every mother who experiences a miscarriage goes through a unique journey of emotions. However, if anything is certain, it's that there is no right or wrong way to feel, and no time limit for grieving a lost child.
National Rainbow Baby Day is a day for mothers to unite without requirements or conditions.
You can read more about mother Amanda Colbert's experience here.