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

A Letter to My Doctor

Dear Trusted Doctor, I knew at 16 weeks. At 18 weeks I spoke up. At 20 weeks I pleaded. At 22 weeks it was too late to stop. Despite aggressive measures at 23 weeks, five days, I cradled two perfectly formed babies in my arms. For two hours I held them, kissed them, whispered over […]

When Hello Means Goodbye

“I’m so sorry.” The beginning of what was about to be a life changing moment for me. Hearing those words from the ultrasound technician caused instant tears. My heart stopped. The next words tore me apart from the inside: “You’re baby’s heart is not beating anymore.” How could this be? What did I do wrong? […]

Learning the Language of Grief: Telling a Twinless Twin About Their Twin

My son woke up tonight from a nightmare. He told me his best friend was dead. As a parent of a twinless twin, the symbolism was very difficult for me. A best friend. Dead. Could the image in his nightmare have been his brother? How do you go about telling a little boy that there […]

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 […]

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 […]