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

Navigating an Unexpected NICU Stay: The Boyd Family’s Story

Earlier this spring, Maggie and Nick Boyd were declared the winners of Hand to Hold’s NICU Grand Prize Giveaway, which offered them an opportunity to share their story and raise crucial funding to help further Hand to Hold’s mission. Their winning story gives them the opportunity to present a $5K prize package to their son’s […]

Just Breathe…

I remember spending countless moments in the NICU, looking at my son through the Giraffe door, and softly uttering those two magic words, “Just breathe”. No one could hear me; no one could sense the longing in my spirit. I felt like breathing was taking forever. For him it seemed so hard, and was keeping […]

CPAP: Continuous Positive Airway Pressure

It was extremely difficult for me to see my baby on CPAP because it looked so uncomfortable and my heart ached that I could not help my baby.  This breathing treatment involved a mask of tubing that covered most of my baby’s face and she had to wear a hat so that the tubing could […]