Wishing For Our Rainbow

‘A “rainbow baby” is a baby that is born following a miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal death or infant loss. In the real world, a beautiful and bright rainbow follows a storm and gives hope of things getting better.’

 

It is no secret that Quinn and I are just wishing for our little rainbow. We lost our daughter Luna in June 2018 and whilst nothing, or no-one will ever replace our beautiful first born baby girl, we are now starting to feel ready to look to the future and realistically start planning for our little rainbow.

We know we have a long, hard journey ahead, as I imagine falling pregnant after a loss will be hard, scary and exciting all in one, but we’re slowly starting to feel a little stronger and the thought doesn’t feel as scary as it did a few months ago!

We aren’t putting any pressure on ourselves, but equally we want to be as organised and prepared as we can be, which is why I have been doing lots of research all about the Ava Bracelet.

I have been tracking my cycle and fertility on apps ever since losing Luna, just to try and figure out my bodies pattern, but to be honest, they just don’t seem very accurate. That’s why I like the idea of the Ava Bracelet, it is clinically proven to track your cycle in real time and give you accurate results.

You wear the bracelet at night whilst you sleep, the way it works is so clever! It collects data based on your skin temperature, pulse rate, breathing rate, heart rate, movement and sleep pattern etc to determine when your 5 most fertile days will be. Each morning you sync your bracelet to the app to see insights about your cycle. It just means you have really accurate data based on your own body’s movements.

It is really easy to set up too, you just download the Ava app from the App store or Google Play Store and create an account. Then you follow the simple instructions to sync your Ava, it will need charging for a couple of hours’ first, then you are ready to go!

When you put the Ava on at night, it vibrates to confirm it’s ready to track your patterns. You can start using it at any time, it will then gather all of the data and start accurately tracking your cycle.

It’s very early days at the moment, I have been wearing my bracelet for two weeks, it has worked brilliantly so far! It is so interesting reading all of your data in the morning, even just for the sleep patterns. It can even track how stressed you are, which is a big thing when you are focussing on trying to conceive.

It’s reassuring to know that Ava are tracking everything for me, it really does take so much stress away! I know that when the time is right, Ava will be our little helping hand on the next stage of our journey.

If you would like to try Ava, I have a discount code for £20 off. If you use hannah20 you will be able to purchase your Ava for £279 here.

Thanks Ava! Hannah xo

Blog post in collaboration with Ava Women, all views as always are my own.

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8 Comments

  1. JULES
    November 16, 2018 / 7:44 pm

    Oh Hannah I’m so pleased for you and Quinn finding your strength to fight back!! You are a true inspiration 😘

  2. November 19, 2018 / 6:45 pm

    The Ava bracelet looks AWESOME! What a great product for those trying to conceive. I’m so sorry for your loss and wish you and your husband the very best as you go thought this journey!

  3. November 19, 2018 / 8:02 pm

    Thank you for sharing your story! I wish you the best during this journey!

  4. November 20, 2018 / 2:04 am

    Such a cool idea. I never knew this even existed? How has this not gotten more media/marketing attention. I had a miscarriage in 2001 and have been walking around with a hole in my heart ever since. Then it took us almost 2 years to get pregnant. It was such a dark and stressful time in our lives. I really wish I had known about Ava. Maybe we wouldnt have struggled for as long as we did.

  5. November 21, 2018 / 11:06 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing your experience Hannah, you will get your rainbow for sure!!! The bracelet is such a cool idea.

    Chad
    http://www.mosaicslab.com

  6. November 22, 2018 / 5:57 am

    I am so sorry for your loss. I had a miscarriage on 2010, my first pregnancy and they were twins. Fast forward eight years later I have two rainbow daughters age 5 and 3. Sending your way good vibes and many blessings. Keep the faith and keep on trying. Hopefully the Ava bracelet will help. Xoxo

  7. November 26, 2018 / 7:02 pm

    Sending you all of the baby dust for your rainbow baby!

  8. November 26, 2018 / 9:34 pm

    So strong to tell your story! I wish you nothing but the absolute best! I just started paying attention to my fertility because I took myself off of hormonal birth control. I am currently using a device called Daysy, but have heard great things about the Ava bracelet! Thanks so much for sharing your story!
    -Madi xo
    http://everydaywithmadirae.com/

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