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

10 Tips for Enduring Isolation During RSV & Flu Season

Our 24-weeker first came from the NICU mid-flu and RSV season in 2008. We struggled to explain to people why we had to be so cautious and remain in isolation. We’ve spent 10 winters indoors with pneumonia, RSV, and hiding from epic outbreaks. Here's … [Continue reading]

Understanding Neonatal Care & NICU Levels

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You've entered the world of preemie parenthood, and suddenly it's a whole new ballgame in which you didn't plan to play. There are rules, lights, sounds, and lots of talks that might seem foreign to you. When parenting a preemie, learning all about … [Continue reading]

Donating Blood to Help Save Lives

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Donating blood is something that we hear about often, whether it be on TV, ads, or friends and family. I think donating blood gets overlooked a lot. Until I was in high school, I always seemed to think, “Why should I donate blood? No one I know … [Continue reading]

Social Media & the NICU: Should You Friend Your NICU Nurse?

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It's 2018, and social media is almost unavoidable. Facebook alone has over 1.94 billion monthly active users, as of March 2017, with five new profiles created each second. Now take into account that 76% of Facebook users are female.1 All of these … [Continue reading]

Team Hand to Hold Featured Runners

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We are one month out from the Austin Marathon, Half Marathon and Paramount 5K! We've assembled a team of over 40 runners to fundRACE for Team Hand to Hold. Today we're introducing some of those runners to you! Read all about who they are and why they … [Continue reading]