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

Choosing the Right Pediatrician for Your Preemie

Finding the right pediatrician for your preemie is particularly important as preterm infants often have different needs than full-term babies. While your friends may be raving about their pediatricians, there are several additional factors you need to consider when choosing a doctor for your soon-to-be NICU grad. [Read more]

Looking Back on Five Years

Five years ago my husband I looked over scans on the computer screens and became well versed in the anatomy and conditions of our little boys. You could say we had a crash course in neonatology, and at that time I worried many of my dreams and ideals for my babies may never occur, yet we had high hopes and knew we could take on whatever came our way. [Read more]

Trust Your Preemie Parent Instincts

My twin daughters were born at 26 weeks and spent 4 months in the hospital. One day while I was visiting my girls in the NICU someone told me to trust my instincts. I thought to myself, “Trust my instincts? What does that mean? Do I have powers now like a special 6th mommy sense?!” […]

Good Hand to Hold Hygiene Tips

May 5 is World Hand Hygiene Day Okay, so we all know it’s important to wash our hands throughout the day, but do you really take hand hygiene that seriously? According to Judah G, Aunger R, Schmidt WP, Michie S, Granger S, Curtis V., “Despite widespread knowledge of the importance of handwashing, there is still room […]

When Trying Again Is Too Risky: Why We Didn’t Have More Children

After the birth of my micropreemie due to severe early onset preeclampsia and HELLP, I stepped off of the baby train. That was it, we were done. My husband and I are finished having children. We have one. People seem to think that the size of our family is their business and often ask, “Are […]