According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 24,000 babies are stillborn in the United States every year. About the same number of babies die every year during the first year of life.
When a mother is able to give birth after first suffering a miscarriage or stillborn birth, a newborn is often referred to as a “Rainbow Baby.” The term is derived from the qualities of a rainbow that brightens the sky following a storm.
Beautiful rainbow baby photo shoots have become popular, helping to commemorate a baby born after miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal death or infant loss. It’s a heartfelt way to connect both the new little one in your life with one that you lost, knowing that their memory will always live on.
Beth Gaudino went through the terrible heartbreak of losing twin newborns. But now she has a newfound hope thanks to her Sister.
After suffering loss, Gaudino has found joy again, thanks to her sister. Gaudino is expecting a child through surrogacy via her sister, Anna Howat who previously experienced miscarriages herself.
The expecting mother, 32, and aunt, 29, both participated in a celebratory “rainbow baby” maternity photo shoot to honor the children they’ve lost.