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

You Are Not Alone

It’s a topic people don’t often talk about, infertility. It can be considered a “taboo” subject, yet it’s much more common than you may realize. 3 years ago, I was pregnant with triplets. That’s when I decided to go public with my struggles to get pregnant, and I soon learned that I wasn’t alone.

It’s ironic to look back at my life and see my plans for children. I spend my 20’s worrying about getting pregnant, but when I hit my 30’s, I tried everything to get pregnant, without any luck. I never thought in a million years that I would have trouble conceiving when I was ready. But month after month, that pregnancy test came back negative. And every month, my heart sank a little deeper. [Read more]

Kate’s Story of Loss & Personalized Book GIVEAWAY

When Sam died, I remember feeling so utterly alone – like I was the only person in the world that this could possibly have happened to. My connection with other baby loss parents from all over the world, made me realise, that this wasn’t true – that there were families in every corner of the globe trying to wade through the same murky waters of grief. [Read more]

Living With Grief: My Story of Infant Loss

Today is Pregnancy & Infant Loss Remembrance Day, part of Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month. Preemie Babies 101 Blogger Stacey Skrysak shares her story, and if you are living with grief due to a loss, the Hand to Hold staff and Preemie Babies 101 bloggers share our heartfelt condolences.    Kind, happy, personable… These […]

When You Have Nothing to Celebrate

Mother’s Day is coming up, but she won’t be celebrating it. In fact, she’s dreading it. You see, her baby was born too early. Too early to breathe on his own. Too early to fight the hard, long road called prematurity. Too early to make her a mother in society’s eyes… Born at 24 weeks, […]

National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day

Today is one of those days we all wish there was no need for a national awareness day. October 15 is National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day. Many of our contributors here at PreemieBabies101 have experienced miscarriage, stillbirth, infant and child loss. While each loss is different, the pain remains. We know that many […]