“I hope my story helps someone else to know they are not alone, as the journey of loss and infertility is dark and lonely”
There is no right way to cope with the loss of a baby. Some women are able to recover from the loss quickly, while others become lost in their grief, which can seem incomparable to any other kind of sadness. After all, when you had waited and hoped for months to welcome this baby into your life, the death of an infant is a blow that can seem impossible to recover from.
Kevin and Jessica Mahoney had suffered through two miscarriages when they were trying for their first child. While they were trying for another baby, they had to endure six pregnancy losses—a heartbreaking number.
The couple had maternity photos taken during her first pregnancy with their son Corbin, but they never got the pictures back from the photographer, BabyCenter reports. This time around, Kevin was particularly determined to find a great maternity photographer. A few months ago, Kevin approached photographer JoAnn Marrero to take photos of his wife Jessica, who is now pregnant with their second child.
The resulting image was jaw-droppingly beautiful.
“Six babies lost to have the honor to carry this rainbow baby”
“Six babies lost to have the honor to carry this rainbow baby,” Jessica wrote in her own caption. “I hope my story helps someone else to know they are not alone, as the journey of loss and infertility is dark and lonely.”
Find out how JoAnn took this amazing photo on the next page.