Pregnancy after Loss: How to Cope and Heal

Written by Andria Rene Singletary

This past Sunday, August 22, was National Rainbow Baby Day. This day means a lot to me because my sweet boy Josiah is my rainbow baby. In honor of the day, I shared my story of pregnancy after loss on my personal Instagram. I shared how I got pregnant a year after marriage and it sadly ended in a miscarriage a week later. I became pregnant with Josiah two months after my miscarriage. Navigating pregnancy after loss is not easy. For me it meant facing worry, fear, and anxiety. Throughout my pregnancy with Josiah I wondered if I would experience another miscarriage. Every time I would go to the bathroom and wipe, I was terrified I would see signs of spotting. Before every ultrasound appointment, I feared the doctor would tell me there was no longer a heartbeat. Although I was over the moon that I was pregnant again so quickly, I was still mourning the loss of my first child. 

During this season, I knew I had to do something different. I did not want fear, stress, or anxiety to impact my unborn child. The only one who would be able to strengthen me was Jesus so I turned to the Word of God. Confessing scripture over myself and my growing child helped me get through each day. Those feelings of worry and fear still came upon me; however, I could immediately shut them down with God’s Word. If you are a mama that has experienced miscarriage, currently pregnant after suffering a loss, or trusting God for your rainbow baby, this blog is for you. I’m going to share a few scriptures and the book that helped me navigate my pregnancy after loss. 

Scriptures to Confess Over You and Your Unborn Child When Experiencing Pregnancy After Loss

Praying God’s Word over me and Josiah during my pregnancy gave me the strength and courage I needed each day. When I prayed these scriptures, I made sure to personalize them and to place my hand on my belly. I spoke these words to myself and to my baby. If you have a name picked out for your little one, insert their name where appropriate. There were three areas I targeted in prayer: praying against another miscarriage, covering my unborn child in prayer, and prayer over my mind. Covering your mind in prayer is critical because the enemy will come hard against you reminding you of your previous miscarriage. The enemy wants you to lose all faith in God and to be gripped with fear and worry. 

1. Scriptures to Pray Against Pregnancy Loss

Exodus 23: 25-26 (NASB), "And you shall serve the Lord your God, and He will bless your bread and your water; and I will remove sickness from your midst. There will be no one miscarrying or unable to have children in your land; I will fulfill the number of your days."

Deuteronomy 7:13 (NASB), "And He will love you, bless you, and make you numerous; He will also bless the fruit of your womb and the fruit of your ground, your grain, your new wine, and your oil, the newborn of your cattle and the offspring of your flock, in the land which He swore to your forefathers to give you."

2. Scriptures to Pray Over Your Rainbow Baby

Psalm 139: 13-14 (CSB), "For You created my innermost parts; You wove me in my mother's womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvelous are Your works, and that my soul knows very well."

Jeremiah 1:5 (NASB), "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I have appointed you as a prophet to the nations."

3. Scriptures to Pray Over Your Mind as You Navigate Pregnancy After Loss

Philippians 4:8-9 (CSB), "Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy-meditate on those things. The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you."

Romans 8:28 (CSB), "And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose."

Isaiah 26:3 (CSB), "You will keep me in perfect peace when my mind is stayed on You, because I trust in You."

Philippians 4:6-7 (CSB), " I will be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, I will let my requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding will guard your heart and mind through Christ Jesus."

By praying these scriptures over yourself and your growing rainbow baby, you leave no room for fear, worry, or anxiety.

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Written by Andria Rene Singletary

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