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

A Mother’s Heart: How to Help it Heal After Severe Preeclampsia

It’s been four years, almost to the day, since I gave birth to my preemie at 29 weeks, weighing 2lb 6oz. Nothing at all like the big, bouncing baby boy I had been fantasizing about. Yet, he was the most beautiful, and tiniest, baby I had ever seen. Being rushed by ambulance because severe preeclampsia […]

Imprints Where I Once Saw Scars

A certain peace lies in discovering that the emotional scars of the NICU have faded into imprints of two tiny faces born too soon. [Read more]

Prematurity Awareness: What It Really Means

Many of us are aware of prematurity, through personal experience or a loved one. But what does prematurity awareness really mean, and how can we act on it? [Read more]

Yearning for connection after miscarriage

October 15 is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. For more information on grief and healing, visit Hand to Hold’s bereavement resources.  I have never liked visions of heaven that have it be a separate place, a place where we float as souls disconnected from our bodies. You know, the halo, the harp and the clouds? […]

Podcast Campaign Update! Have You Contributed Yet?

PODCAST CAMPAIGN UPDATE! To date, nearly $7,000 has been raised, which means we are 35% closer to making our Audio Support Series (podcast) a reality. Thank you to those who have donated and/or shared our campaign! If you haven’t, there’s still time to get in on this project’s success. Donate $10 at crowdrise.com/handtoholdpodcast. [Read more]