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

Kelli Kelley & NICU Now Podcast Nominated for WEGO Health Award

When Hand to Hold founder Kelli Kelley had her lightbulb moment to produce a podcast just for NICU parents, she knew she had to make it happen. A huge podcast fan herself, Kelli could already see what a valuable resource this podcast would be for parents currently in the NICU, those fresh home from the hospital, […]

Free Resource: NICU Nurturing and Nutrition

This month Hand to Hold is proud to release a comprehensive FREE resource to the NICU community, courtesy of Prolacta Bioscience®. Our latest free resource, NICU Nurturing and Nutrition, was developed for parents currently in the NICU who may have questions about how to meet their medically fragile baby’s nutritional needs. This resource is available […]

Kelli Kelley on Devin Thorpe’s Your Mark on the World

Journalist and speaker Devin Thorpe covers social entrepreneurship and impact investing for Forbes Magazine and his podcast and YouTube show, Your Mark on the World. Devin featured Hand to Hold founder Kelli Kelley on his most recent episode, The Painful Story of a Reluctant Social Entrepreneur. In the podcast, Kelli shares her emotional story of delivering […]

Overcoming Stage Fright

I was thrilled when I learned Hand to Hold had been accepted to participate in Philanthropitch 2017 – until I learned I would only have three minutes and five slides to present our mission, prove we have a cost effective, impactful, scalable model that is capable of expanding nationally, and I would be presenting to seven […]

Could This Artificial Womb Revolutionize Micro Preemie Care?

An artificial womb that has been tested on fetal lambs has gotten quite a bit of attention in the past week. (The end of April 2017, that is.) Researchers at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia have used the device on eight fetal lambs and found that they have grown relatively normally for a month in the artificial womb.

Articles also have gotten around on social media, with quite a few people posting their reactions. My news feed has people raising medical and ethical questions as well as saying this is creepy like “A Brave New World” or “The Matrix.” As the dad of a micro preemie who was born at 22 weeks and 6 days of gestation (and who’s trying to publish a book on the topic) I thought I’d weigh in with several observations. [Read more]