The experience of expecting a rainbow baby is so complicated. On the one hand, there's nothing more beautiful than getting a second chance after undergoing a gutting loss. On the other, many people who have faced loss are understandably anxious about bringing a new life into this world after experiencing something as painful as a miscarriage or stillbirth.
"I was terrified during my pregnancy as I always assumed I'd be losing her at some point. The fear never left me and even at her birth I didn't think it would actually happen, having previously delivered a sleeping baby. Not until she was in our arms could I open my heart to believe," she wrote alongside a photo of her beautiful baby, Sophie Esme. "She is worth all the tears we've cried and are still crying because we still cannot believe she is real. We will always be grateful for how lucky we are to have her as we know not everyone gets their rainbow. "
Mothers who have welcomed rainbow babies—can you relate to what Clare said here? It's such a beautiful thing to finally reach that light at the end of the tunnel...but loss sticks with you forever, and we applaud this mom for sharing her story.