Humans are naturally designed in such a way that our ‘purpose’ is to basically pass on genetic information, just like with every other animal. The point of ‘survival of the fittest’ is so that the ‘fittest’ genes can be passed onto the next generation and that the species can grow and improve (and adapt.)
Although, nowadays, intercourse is no longer just restricted to reproduction, there are many couples out there who do the deed strictly for reproduction.
Read on to see photos of parents meeting their rainbow baby.
To get things started, a rainbow baby is a child that comes after a stillbirth, neonatal death, infant loss or a miscarriage. It is designated this name because rainbows typically occur following a storm and is a symbol of hope during a dreary situation.
In this picture we see the father in the makeshift pool with his wife as she gives birth. Kudos to the father for physically being there with his wife, and even bigger kudos to the mother for going through 9 months of pain and discomfort.
Now there is no context to the origin of this picture but it is safe to say that this gentleman is so happy about his newborn baby that he is brought to tears.
It isn’t just the parents who are proud and happy of their rainbow baby. Siblings have also been waiting (maybe not so patiently) for the day they get to meet their brother or sister.
Pictures say a 1000 words. And this photo sums it up, the look of relief and gratitude as displayed on this mother’s face is indescribable.
I love how the first thing the nurses, or the father, did was to place a little winter hat on the baby’s head. Disregard the naked, slimy nature of newborns, but God forbid his little scalp get cold.
I think it is pretty evident to decipher between tears of sadness and pain juxtaposed with tears of joy. Although she looks like she is in great agony and sadness it looks more akin to the tears of athletes who have waited so long to bring home a world trophy.
Rainbow babies, just like other ‘normal’ babies are a gift from nature and as such should be treated with care, respect and warmth. Congratulations to the new mothers, fathers, and siblings out there!