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

Kindergarten Readiness & Redshirting Your Preemie

One preemie mom shares her thoughts regarding the tough decision of academic redshirting your preemie. [Read more]

My Miracle Twins: Grace & Faith

What started off as a normal doctors appointment in February turned out to be one of the happiest and scariest days of our lives. Delivery at 28 weeks, scared & uncertain of what our outcome would be, we just prayed that both girls would get through this. [Read more]

Preeclampsia 101

Although May was Preeclampsia Awareness Month, preeclampsia can strike any time. Keep yourself and your loved ones aware of these most frequently asked questions about this often life-threatening pregnancy disorder. What is preeclampsia? Preeclampsia is a pregnancy-specific disorder that can impact every organ in a mother’s body. Often, preeclampsia is signified by new onset high […]

Healthy Snacks for NICU Parents

Having a baby in the NICU has a way of shifting your priorities. Though that tiny little person will undoubtedly be your number one concern, don’t lose track of your nutritional needs! Whether you’re faced with a grueling commute to the hospital or the task of caring for other little ones at home, making sure […]

Caring for Your Mental Health During a High-Risk Pregnancy and on Bed Rest

by Dawn K. Gibson, LCSW In our society, being pregnant is seen as a joyous event, something to celebrate, not something to endure. However, once a woman learns that her health and/or her baby’s health is in danger and she is placed on bed rest, her entire pregnancy and outlook changes. Although mothers know being […]