What is a Rainbow Baby?
The term “rainbow baby” comes from the idea that something beautiful can happen as a result of a storm. In this analogy, the storm is a loss of a child and the rainbow is a baby following that experience. When a rainbow appears, it doesn’t mean that the storm never happened or that people have recovered; it means that there is hope and that something beautiful and bright can emerge from a time of darkness.
After having a GBS-infected baby, subsequent pregnancies can often be filled with anxiety so GBSI has just started this story page in hopes that GBS parents who have gone on to have a healthy subsequent or “rainbow baby” after a baby infected by GBS, will share their experiences with GBS parents who are pregnant or thinking of trying again.
If you are a GBS parent who is having another baby or thinking of trying again, please click here for stories. (Please note that these stories are for informational purposes only and do not constitute medical advice. Check with your provider for any medical advice or concerns.)
If you would like to connect with other GBS parents, please click here for our GBS parent connection and grief support page.
If you are a GBS parent of a “rainbow” baby, please share your story in the form below to encourage others!
Just a couple of guidelines:
– Please do not type in all capital letters
– If you have any difficulties posting your story, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for sharing your story!