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

Safe Sleep Practices for Baby

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by Hand to Hold staff, in collaboration with SafeKids Austin & Travis County Medical Examiner There are few pleasures that can compare with holding your sleeping baby in your arms. Any parent who has spent time in the NICU can tell you exactly … [Continue reading]

Sleep Awareness Week & Preemie Sleep Challenges

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The National Sleep Foundation is celebrating its annual Sleep Awareness Week March 6th through March 13th, to raise awareness for the health benefits of sleep and its importance to safety and productivity. If there's one thing new parents (and … [Continue reading]

5 Things You Need to Know about Enterovirus

In 2014, several headlines swept the nation about a disease called Enterovirus (EV-D68): "Mysterious Virus Sweeping the Country!" "Rare Virus Hospitalizes Hundreds of Children!" "CDC Warns Of Fast-Spreading Enterovirus Afflicting … [Continue reading]

Praying for a Miracle: Junu’s Story

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The following story is from Preemie Babies 101 reader Farheen. If you’d like to share your NICU story with us, click the Share Your Story link, or email leighann@handtohold.org.  What were the circumstances surrounding your child’s birth? At … [Continue reading]

Words of Wisdom for Mamas on Bedrest

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by Darline Turner-Lee, bedrest coach and founder of Mamas on Bedrest & Beyond   Bed rest sucks! No doubt about it. I am constantly amazed and humbled at how mamas on bed rest stay focused, stay positive and stay supportive of one … [Continue reading]