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

Could You #BeAHero? Support Hand to Hold for #GivingTuesday

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The holidays are filled with opportunities to donate your time, resources, and money. This holiday season we encourage you to honor the NICU superhero in your life and show your support of NICU families by taking part in Giving Tuesday as a part of … [Continue reading]

Thankful for Tough Mothers

Since becoming a mom for the first - and last - time almost five years ago, I’ve experienced plenty of “bad mom” moments. Like letting my son eat ice cream for breakfast. And lunch. And dinner. All in the same day. Or arriving home after picking him … [Continue reading]

World Prematurity Day: Helping Preemie Parents Heal

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World Prematurity Day wasn’t a day I ever knew about or had any connection to until I became a preemie parent myself. Having spent 109 days in the NICU watching my son fight for his life, I became aware of the harsh realities of extreme prematurity … [Continue reading]

Emerging from Trauma: Stephanie’s NICU Journey

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I had my daughter 17 months ago, but it seems like a lifetime. We didn’t have a hard time getting pregnant. It was almost instant. But staying pregnant was a different story for me. I ended up in the hospital at 27 weeks, 4 days with … [Continue reading]

The Effect of Music and Serendipity

We never know when something random will become something important to know. This is my favorite example. When I was in eighth grade in 1988, I had to compete in Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science (PJAS). I struggled to weave something I cared … [Continue reading]