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Rainbow Baby

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Rainbow Baby?

A rainbow baby is a term used to describe a child born to a parent or couple who have previously experienced miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal loss, or the loss of an infant.

The birth of a rainbow baby can be a bittersweet experience for parents who are overjoyed by the birth of their child, while still mourning the loss of a child who has passed away. The use of this term is generally intended to reflect this tension.

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