I shared our rainbow baby story live on Facebook this morning -Scroll down to jump straight to the video...
This morning I put on my big girl pants and did a Facebook live focussed on my rainbow baby story. I always find Facebook lives scary anyway. But now I have been doing them every Tuesday morning I am beginning to love them a little bit more. But telling such a personal story to the camera, well never in a million years did I think I could do that. I even woke up this morning and thought to myself what the hell am I doing this for!!
But today I did it and I didn't cry!
"Why did you put yourself through that?" I hear some of you ask. Well the truth is baby loss is so common yet, it was not something I knew about until it affected me. I found out about it when I had a miscarriage with my first pregnancy. And I personally think that needs to change.
I have felt comfort in finding I / we were not alone in our experience and it would have helped me so much more at the time to feel a connection with others that have been through the same.
I've always wanted Ruby and the Rainbow to be a brand that stands for something, that makes a world a better place and so here we are doing our bit to raise awareness of baby loss and make others feel a little bit better about it all. And if my story means that just one person feels a little less alone on their path to find their rainbow then it was totally worth it! So here it is...
Please feel free share your thoughts on my story or this topic in the comments below.