Project supporting families during their Rainbow Pregnancy to Relaunch in November
What exactly is a rainbow baby? A rainbow baby is a baby born following the loss of another. In nature, a rainbow is something beautiful that follows a storm, a sign of brighter days to come and hope for the future. There is no better time than Baby Loss Awareness Week to announce that our popular Rainbow Project is being relaunched in November.
Since the initial launch in Summer 2018, 362 families across the UK have benefitted from our support bundles. Focusing on positivity, self-care and mental wellbeing, as well as the importance of baby movements, the improved bundles will contain:
A Kicks Count Wristband: To help mums-to-be get to know their precious baby's movements. They are particularly useful during a rainbow pregnancy, helping mums to feel more in control and less anxious about monitoring their baby.
A Window To The Womb Voucher: Many mums told us that private scans were one of the only ways they could keep their anxiety at bay. Window to the Womb offer reassurance and wellbeing scans across 35 UK clinics and bundle recipients will receive a 20% discount.
Positive Postcards by illustrator Stacie Swift: Positivity is something that can be hard to come by, which is where these beautiful postcards come in. Stacie designed the cards specifically for the project and they can be used as a daily affirmation or an occasional reminder when it's most needed. Sneak peek: The image for this post is one of the postcard designs!
Yoga Videos & Breathing Exercises: Yoga and exercise have proven benefits for both mental and physical health during pregnancy. Mums who are pregnant following a loss can find it really tough to join a pregnancy class in person, wanting to avoid the questions we all think nothing of, such as "is this your first baby?" To help mums who would prefer to exercise in the comfort of their own home, FittaMamma have provided links to free online videos.
A stillbirth/neonatal death sticker: These stickers have been designed to help alert medical professionals & clerical staff quickly, helping to avoid needless and upsetting questions during appointments.
A discount for the CALM app: Popular mindfulness app Calm is a great tool. Offering meditation, a library of relaxing sleep stories and masterclasses from world-renowned mindfulness experts, it’s a great investment in mental wellbeing. Bundle recipients will receive a 25% discount off an annual subscription.
As before, bundles will be available via midwives who are registered with the project. For those who would like to gift them to a friend or family member, they will also be available via our online shop: www.kickscount.org.uk/shop
We know that we can’t take the worry away completely but we hope, from the bottom of our hearts, the bundles helps make more days good.
Thank you to you - the supporters who enable this project to improve and continue.