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 […]

Sarah P’s Amazing Birth Story

My name is Sarah and I would like to share my birth story. First off, I am an OB/GYN by trade, my husband is a general surgeon and all the years of medical training could never prepare us for the birth of our precious miracle Maddie. Of course the road began with infertility… After 14 […]

Why Won’t My NEC Baby Eat?

I didn’t know it was possible for someone so small to throw up so much. Indeed, it is possible. The first year of my son’s life was rocky, to put it mildly. He contracted necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) on day eight of life and we began a pretty delicate balance between nursing, hospital stays and a […]

Shawnte’s Story

This story was kindly submitted by Shawnte, one of our readers. In August of 2010 my Hubby and I found out we were expecting after trying for a year after I miscarried. We were of course excited and couldn’t wait for the first time we would hear the heartbeat. Our first ultrasound at 9 weeks […]