Hand to Hold's Official Blog: Written by Parents for Parents

This Road We Call Preemie Life

During the 29 weeks I was pregnant with my preemie, I tried to go for as many walks as I could. Those walks helped me feel so much better mentally, as well as physically. As I walked I would lovingly rub my growing belly, the weather growing colder as fall turned into winter, daydreaming about my baby. If I wasn’t daydreaming about my baby, and how amazing life with him would be, I was remembering my own childhood walks on this very same road. You see, the road I walked on was the same road I grew up on, and Lord willing, it will be the same road my preemie continues to grow up on. [Continue reading]

Emerging from Isolation at the End of Cold, Flu & RSV Season

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The days are getting longer and cherry blossoms and tulips are blooming. For most people these are signs of spring. If you're a parent of a preemie, these aren't just symbols of something new. These changes in nature signal the end of cold, flu and … [Continue reading]

Send a Mother’s Day Card in Support of NICU Families

  Mother’s Day is right around the corner, and Hand to Hold is kicking off its first official Mother's Day campaign. Beginning today and lasting through April 30th, when you make a donation of $25 or more, Hand to Hold will send a … [Continue reading]

Tips for a Successful Neurology Appointment

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Our oldest daughter has been seeing a neurologist since birth. After 15 years, we have found there are some things we can do proactively to make neurology appointments go more smoothly. Why would your child see a neurologist? A neurologist is a … [Continue reading]

A Mother’s Hands

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I will never forget the image of my mom entering my hospital room shortly after my son was born. She did not come bearing balloons or flowers or a soft receiving blanket. Instead of tears of joy following the birth of her first grandchild, her eyes … [Continue reading]