At FabKids, we know life isn’t always rainbows and butterflies. In fact, sometimes “rainbow” takes on a whole new meaning for new moms, rainbow babies: the baby born after loss of a baby due to miscarriage, stillbirth, or death in infancy. According to national statistics, twenty-five percent of women will miscarry, yet it continues to be a taboo topic. Without an outlet to talk about these struggles, many women feel alone in their struggles. We started talking about this as a team, and it turns out some of our very own team members have miscarried. Molly Bellar, VP of Marketing and Creative, shares:
“I had a miscarriage when we were trying for number 2. I couldn’t believe how intense the experience was and how alone I felt while going through it. Afterwards, as I shared my story with friends and family I was shocked to find out how common it was – and how many others I knew had gone through it.”
We believe it’s important to talk about things, even if it’s scary. When we heard our colleague Kira’s story from our sister brands we were moved by her experience and outlook. She kindly offered to share about her harrowing journey, and we hope this brings comfort to any of our FabMoms out there who may be facing an uphill battle with fertility.
Kira Cohen, Director of Public Relations for JustFab and ShoeDazzle, shares her personal story.