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How a Bump on the Head Led to a Great Idea: The NICU Now Podcast is Here!

A recent article in The Times theorized that if English philosopher, political economist and civil servant John Stuart Mill were around today, “his father would have dosed him not with Thucydides and Plato, but with podcasts.”1 Why? Because while the rest of the internet entertains with cat videos and fake news, the podcast is “unashamedly, almost […]

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A NICU stay is a life-altering experience. You’d be hard-pressed to find a NICU parent who didn’t still feel the effects of their ordeal even years later. We at Hand to Hold are proud and honored to be able to provide support to these families in their journeys through the NICU and beyond. Watch this video to hear firsthand how Hand to Hold serves as a vital lifeline when parents are overcome by the challenges of preterm birth.
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Connecting Families to Vital Support

If there is one thing NICU parents want others to know, it’s this:

A NICU stay impacts the whole family.

But among the struggle, there is hope. [Read more]

Hand to Hold’s 3rd Annual Baby Shower Luncheon a Success!

Thanks to all of our generous guests and sponsors, Hand to Hold’s 3rd Annual Baby Shower in Oz was a success! Find out more about the event! [Read more]

Bearing Witness to Pain After a Trauma

Many people have strong reactions to and opinions about being told, “everything happens for a reason.” I recently read an article that equated these words to “nothing less than emotional, spiritual and psychological violence.”

I know while my son was clinging to life in the NICU I would not have wanted anyone to tell me his early birth held deeper philosophical meaning that would make me a better person. But I also can’t deny the fact that 16 years later, my life has been transformed in ways I could never of imagined. [Read more]