Teacher Shares News of 'Rainbow Baby' With Class in Heartwarming Video

A teacher recorded the moment she shared the news of her "rainbow baby" with her students and the video has quickly gone viral.

The video was posted to TikTok on Monday by Ms. Suzy Dean (@msdeanlovesyou), who wrote: "I'm having a little rainbow baby!"

So far, the video has received more than 160,000 views. And hundreds of commenters, including those who said they've also experienced pregnancy loss, said they were touched by her students' reactions.

At the beginning of the video, Dean is seen wrapping up a "Valentine's Day Legends" presentation she put together for her 12th-grade English class.

Near the end of her lecture, she said she has "one more" slide. But instead of continuing her lesson on Greek mythology, she showed students her sonogram photo.

"No way! Your birthday?" asked a student named Devin, who noticed that the baby was due on Dean's birthday.

The class bursts into applause, and Devin congratulates Dean while another student, Delaney, said, "Oh my god!"

Dean, who is smiling from ear to ear, laughs to herself and sits back in her seat.

"Both of my favorite teachers are pregnant!" exclaimed a student named Selena.

A few of her students noted that Dean was going to have a Virgo. Meanwhile, a student named Isaac said that her baby was going to be a "beautiful birthday present" for Dean.

In the comments section of her video, Dean wrote: "Pregnancy after loss is terrifying and beautiful. We are so grateful for this blessing!"

According to Healthline, "rainbow baby" is the term "coined for a healthy baby born after losing a baby due to miscarriage, infant loss, stillbirth, or neonatal death."

The name, "comes from the idea of a rainbow appearing in the sky after a storm, or after a dark and turbulent time."

The March of Dimes reported that about 10 to 15 in 100 pregnancies (10 to 15 percent) end in miscarriage, with the majority occurring in the first trimester. However, the organization explained that "as many as half of all pregnancies may end in miscarriage."

"We don't know the exact number because a miscarriage may happen before a woman knows she's pregnant," March of Dimes said, adding that many who miscarry go on to have healthy pregnancies.

The organization also explained that neonatal death is when a baby dies in the first 28 days of its life. Neonatal death happens in about four in 1,000 babies across the U.S. each year, whereas stillbirth, said the CDC, affects about one in 160 births in the U.S. each year.

A few of Dean's commenters shared that they'd experienced pregnancy loss and were not only happy for Dean but also touched by her students' reactions to the news.

"Aw, congrats! I've lost many too but I'm happy rescuing cats & dogs [and teaching my 10th graders]. This is such a special moment for you & students," said Zili Fox.

"[First] of all, HUGE congratulations!! I have a rainbow baby, too. Second, I LOVE hearing how much your students love you!" added Bethany Saldana.

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A teacher recorded the moment she shared the news of her “rainbow baby” with her students and the video has quickly gone viral. A "rainbow baby" is the term "coined for a healthy baby born after losing a baby due to miscarriage, infant loss, stillbirth, or neonatal death," according to Healthline. insta_photos/istock