Chrissy Kortenhoeven, owner and founder of Rainbow Baby Life Coaching, is a Marriage and Family Therapist and a Life Coach. As a Life Coach, she will share her testimony of her faith in God, utilize the physical, emotional, and spiritual healing she has experienced through the 7 miscarriages she has grieved through, and give you hope. She will walk alongside you and provide encouragement as she shares how she has overcome these deeply personal losses. She will lead and develop within you a growth mindset. God does not allow any tear to be wasted. There is collateral beauty. One day you will tell your story of how you’ve overcome what you’re going through now, and it will become part of someone else’s survival guide.
Why get Professional Help with Pregnancy Loss, Miscarriage, Stillbirth, or Infant Loss?
Specialized Life Coaching Support will provide solace and focuses on the specific facets of your life this is affecting: Grieving, Healing the Body, and Mending the Heart. Direct attention is given throughout each stage of your grieving and healing journey, one step at a time and one day at a time.
Rainbow Baby Life Coaching provides Professional Life Coaching from a Christian perspective to work through recovery from the loss and provides a community of other mothers who have experienced this loss. There is true empathy, community, and deep understanding of the shared sorrow.
Coping & Support:
Losing a pregnancy and/or Infant Loss is devastating, even if you’ve only known about it for a short time. It is important to acknowledge, recognize the loss, and give yourself time to grieve. Talk about your feelings and allow yourself to experience them fully.
- PHYSICAL HEALING
The body needs time to rest and heal. Learn how to keep optimal health, as well as, how many menstrual cycles are recommended to wait for before trying to conceive again for your Rainbow Baby
- MENDING THE HEART
We believe that at the point of conception this baby is a precious life to be remembered. Emotional Healing often takes longer than physical healing. There is no time limit on grief. It is an individual process.It is different for everyone.
We honor the life of each baby in the womb, provide daily experiences to process the loss, facilitate the development of a sacred place for healing and prayer, encourage daily journaling, create art and remembrances in honor of the precious life.
Chrissy Kortenhoeven partners with individuals and families challenged by miscarriages and infant loss to set goals:
that give permission for the individual and family to grieve for the loss of the child at any stage of conception, to allow for physical healing of the body, and to take steps to mend the heart.
She also works with the family to go through their choices:
- honor the precious life they carried
- honor the precious life they carried and try again for a Rainbow Baby
- honor the precious life they carried and add to their family by adoption or a surrogate
What is a Rainbow Baby?
A Rainbow Baby is the understanding that the beauty of a rainbow does not negate the ravages of the storm.
A Rainbow Baby is a term used to describe a child born to a parent or couple who have previously experienced miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal loss, or the loss of an infant This term is given to these special Rainbow Babies because a rainbow typically follows a storm, giving us hope of what’s to come. It can be bittersweet, because you are overjoyed for the precious gift of new life, but still mourn the loss of your child.
Where I work
Although I am based in Southern California, I’m available to provide Specialized online Pregnancy Loss Coaching Services across the United States as well as other countries.
Does Talking Promote Healing?
No one wants to belong to this group, but we can walk on this journey together. With community we are not alone. If the pain is unbearable or more than you ever thought possible, please connect with me to talk about your pain. I would love to talk and pray with you. I have walked this path before you and know the gut-wrenching grief you are going through.
Tell me your story. What were your hopes and dreams for this new life? What did you name the baby? Let’s name this precious life. If you just lost your angel, talking about it will help you begin to accept the loss.
Has time passed and life is still difficult? Are you trying to conceive again? Are you experiencing guilt, fear or anxiety. Feelings may be disorganized but feeling the feelings is essential to the healing process. In an online group setting, listening to other women’s feelings over this experience can provide courage to explore your own feelings.
Will I ever be joyful again? This takes time. You may not be able to see it as a possibility. This is okay. Allowing joy into our lives doesn’t mean we ever forget our angel. You will be directed in learning how to reorganize your life and adjust along your healing journey.
What does moving forward look like? These will be discussed in depth. As a grieving mother, you will be able to talk and grow into your new normal. Moving forward happens with adjustments in your life and acceptance on your path to healing. It is getting to a place where you give yourself permission to live life fully. In order to experience joy again, we must walk through the heartache. Over time and by practicing gratefulness we become grateful for loved ones, and for all that we do and have. This gives us a genuine capacity for joy and the ability to cast a new vision for the future.
But I am like an olive tree flourishing in the house of God; I trust in God’s unfailing love forever and ever. ~Psalm 52:8