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

When I Knew I Was A Father

A reflection on a dad’s experience in the NICU, and the moment he realized that he was truly a father. [Read more]

Twin to Twin: The Duffy Girls’ Birth Story

Twin to Twin is an inspiring story that touches on many women’s issues including high risk pregnancy and the journey through the NICU. Our story is a tale of resilience, faith, hope and love and learning to never lose hope no matter what adversities you are faced with. [Read more]

A Word from 2016 Baby Shower Luncheon Chair Fayruz Benyousef

Never in a million years does a family expect that they will have a premature baby or experience the tragic loss of an infant. Within less than five years we experienced both. [Read more]

A NICU Nurse Reunion

This is Jeannie. I met Jeannie in the NICU when she was assigned to my identical twin girls one Saturday afternoon. Still early enough in our NICU stay, we had bounced around from nurse to nurse, a new face each day, a new name to try not to forget, and a new personality to try […]

4 Tips for Raising a Child with Hydrocephalus

Whether your baby is diagnosed in utero or after birth, the diagnosis of hydrocephalus comes as a shock to any parent. A sad fact is that Intraventricular Hemorrhage (IVH) is the leading cause of hydrocephalus in preterm infants and varying levels of IVH are very common in preemies, especially extremely preterm babies. Unfortunately, just as there is […]