Banner photography by veeterzy
Building a community of support, a tangible and visual symbol to show understanding of the grief journey that accompanies Pregnancy & Infant Loss
Very soon after my second miscarriage (with our little Blueberry), I was walking along the beach and saw a pregnant lady. It completely broke my heart....again. A few days later, I was visiting with a friend who has also experienced 2 miscarriages but has recently had a new baby - she asked me "Is this difficult for you, seeing me with my baby?" It wasn't as hard, because I knew her story. I knew she had been through the pain and this baby was her joy. This baby was her rainbow. This baby showed me that I can still have hope.
I wish we could know everyone's story. But we can't.
One day, I hope to be pregnant again with a baby that we will not have to say goodbye to. When that day comes, I would hate to know that someone else going through a miscarriage would feel heartbroken again because of seeing my pregnant belly or my newborn baby.
So I wanted to create a beautiful symbol that could share my story, so that others will know that I have been through the devastating experience of miscarriage and that this baby is my rainbow.
I want to offer a symbol of hope to others, even in that darkest moment.
I want to offer a symbol of community - to share with others that they are not alone.
- Rachel (Founder, The Anahera Project)