Rainbow Triplets

Our story was never meant to happen. I was just about to get married and getting pregnant again was not on my to-do list. My son had just turned two and I was getting married in four weeks when I had a check- up for my coil. My doctor couldn’t find it and so I…

Baby Katherine

After beginning to think we were going to need help to conceive, finally after 12 months I fell pregnant naturally. My husband and I couldn’t have felt more delighted! Our 12 week scan was fine and we announced the news to all our family and friends. When the date for our 20 week scan arrived,…

Baby Leighton

It was New Year’s Day 2013. We had everything to live for and look forward to. We were expecting twins – a boy and a girl! Our family would be complete. Later that day, after a lazy day watching films, my waters broke. I was 17 weeks pregnant to the day. After calling the hospital to…

Baby Sofia

At 27 weeks my partner Milan and I had everything we needed for our baby girl. Her wardrobe was full, her cot was built and now it was time to relax and enjoy the rest of my pregnancy. That week during my aqua-natal class I rubbed my bump and smiled, it suddenly felt so real….

Baby Nora

Thinking about trying again was a very hard decision. Part of me wanted to have twins again – my husband and I sadly lost our twin girls Ivy and Ava to TTTS (Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome) on 7th July 2013 at 22 weeks. I felt so cheated that the girls were taken away from…

Trent and Ruben

A night shift on ITU was busy, like any other. I didn’t feel right all night. I popped to casualty as I had pains below and they asked me to do a pregnancy test. I laughed. Pregnant? Me? Don’t be silly! I was 36 when I met my partner Steve on a blind date organised…

Rainbow Twins

Having read previous rainbow baby stories in the SPRING newsletter and taking comfort from other people’s success with conceiving following a loss, I was keen to share my story in the hope that other women can take comfort from it and also realise that there is support out there and, if you need to, you…

Baby Marnie

In 2012 we found out we were pregnant and we were over the moon. Our baby was due on 28th March 2013 and we couldn’t wait to meet her.  The weeks passed and on the 23rd December 2012, our wedding anniversary, my husband Rodson and I sat down to breakfast at work and a little…

Baby Scarlett

Our story does begin as a sad one, but I want to share how we got through such an awful time and went on to have our beautiful rainbow baby Scarlett. In January 2012, at 6am, before work…one magic stick showed positive! We were delighted and I skipped off to work beaming inside, but aware…

Baby Ned

Ned William Geoffrey Johnston – our gorgeous rainbow baby boy – safely entered the world on Monday 8 October 2012. Although this is his story, it’s impossible to tell without also talking about his older sister, Daisy, who was stillborn at 41 weeks in February 2011. Our children are intertwined – you can’t have one…