I used to listen politely as people made references to the loss of an aunt, a mother, or even an adult child. It was an attempt to connect with me, to identify with me about the loss of my 14 months old daughter, Zoe. Beneath my smile, I would tune them out and in my […]
Social worker and neonatologist Dr. Sue Hall explores the truths behind the emotions many of us face before and after delivery.
I remember meeting with the lactation consultant when I was on hospitalized bed rest, pregnant with James. Of course I would pump. James was going to come early. How early we didn’t know, but definitely early. It was the first time I heard breast milk referred to as “liquid gold,” and the first time I […]
Raising Hand to Hold from infancy has proven to have many similarities to my family’s NICU journey. While the experience of birthing a non-profit has taught me that I am much stronger and more resilient than I ever thought possible, the day to day challenges can seem insurmountable at times, and the emotional and physical […]