However privately you may grieve a miscarriage, there are probably loved ones in your life who know about your plight. For one set of parents, their 11-year-old son was one of those people, and his grief matched their own.
"Our family lost twins in June 2016. We all took it hard, but my son took it especially hard, not able to understand why this was happening when he wanted to be a big brother so badly,” reads a post on the Facebook page Love What Matters.
We’ll call what happened next a Christmas miracle.
“After 15 months of trying again, we finally got pregnant with our rainbow baby,” the post continues. Never heard of a rainbow baby? It’s a term to describe a baby born after the loss of a previous baby due to miscarriage, stillbirth or death in infancy. Think: a rainbow following a storm.
“We told our son by wrapping up a framed sonogram picture. His reaction was heartwarming and more than I expected.”
Check it out:
Wondering why the video ends so abruptly? That reason is heartwarming too.
“I couldn't record anymore at the end. I had to go and sit on the floor with him and cry together. This baby is going to have the best big brother in the world, even with an 11.5 year age gap. I have a feeling they will be the best of friends."