National Rainbow Baby Day

Category: Family
National Rainbow Baby Day in USA in 2022
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About National Rainbow Baby Day

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Dates of National Rainbow Baby Day
2023 USA Tuesday, August 22ndNational Rainbow Baby Day
2022 USA Monday, August 22ndNational Rainbow Baby Day
2021 USA Sunday, August 22ndNational Rainbow Baby Day
2020 USA Saturday, August 22ndNational Rainbow Baby Day
2019 USA Thursday, August 22ndNational Rainbow Baby Day
Summary
Find out the dates, history and traditions of Rainbow Baby Day.

A rainbow baby is a term for a child born to a family that has previously lost a child due to a miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, molar pregnancy, termination for medical reasons, stillbirth or neonatal death.

These subsequent pregnancies can bring "strong feelings of anxiety, guilt, and even fear" but also "immense joy, reflection, healing, and mixed emotions". The term "rainbow" is symbolic of the hope brought by the child after the storm of the previous loss.

The rainbow symbol has been used by members of the baby loss community for many years. For some parents, the symbol of a rainbow over-simplifies their experience because the arrival of a rainbow baby doesn’t take away the grief they feel about their loss. But for many parents, rainbows symbolise hope and light after a dark time.

Those interested in supporting such families have designated August 22nd each year as "National Rainbow Baby Day".

Some professional photographers volunteer to take free photos of these babies. In some cases, these are group photographs.

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