A rainbow baby is a term for a child born to a family that has previously lost a child through miscarriage, stillbirth or death during infancy.
As a rainbow appears in the sky when sunlight comes through after a dark time, a rainbow baby can signify hope and beauty following a loss, but can also mean a range of emotions for parents.
Our Rainbow Service aims to support those who have experienced loss and who are now expecting a rainbow baby.
You may have heard of Sands – an organisation that works to support anyone affected by the death of a baby.
Their website here; Sands | Stillbirth and neonatal death charity has information that may help you.
Time Norfolk, The Pregnancy Loss Charity, provides support to anyone who has experienced pregnancy or baby loss, no matter how long ago. For more information please visit their website; https://www.timenorfolk.org.uk/support
Every year the James Paget holds a Starlight Service to remember the precious children that have been loved and lost.
In 2020 this was a virtual service that you may wish to watch; Starlight service