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

Candice G’s Amazing Birth Story: Terrified to True Love

Candice G shares her amazing birth story of her son’s early delivery at 30 weeks after she developed severe preeclampsia and his eight-week NICU stay. [Read more]

One Family’s Experience with Incompetent Cervix and Pprom

Here’s my story and I hope it brings you encouragement. You are not alone. We are fighting for you! In the fall of 2011, I got some very exciting and unexpected news, I was four weeks pregnant! Dave and I were so excited and nervous to become parents. By the 18th week we went in […]

{Friday Feature} Raising a Preemie Is Like Climbing a Mountain

Raising a premature child is very similar to climbing a mountain.  I have done both. In 2009, I experienced several challenges during what should have been a low-risk pregnancy.  I developed an enchondroma bone tumor on my right pinky causing it to fracture.  One hypothesis is the trauma of the fracture caused me to lose […]

Working Together: Relationship Disconnect in the NICU

My husband is an amazing man. I could go on about how supportive and wonderful he is as a husband and a father.  Even though I am so proud of the marriage and life we have built, the NICU life was a shock to our marriage. Kylie was born at 30 weeks gestation, and the […]

Shawnte’s Update

Shawnte sent me this update on her 30w2d preemie weighing only 1 lb 6 oz at birth. Read Shawnte’s Story. I just wanted to update you on my pretty Katie.  She is now at 4lbs 12oz and 17inches long. Yesterday she got to meet her big sister for the first time and did so well […]