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

4 Tips for Raising a Child with Hydrocephalus

Whether your baby is diagnosed in utero or after birth, the diagnosis of hydrocephalus comes as a shock to any parent. A sad fact is that Intraventricular Hemorrhage (IVH) is the leading cause of hydrocephalus in preterm infants and varying levels of IVH are very common in preemies, especially extremely preterm babies. Unfortunately, just as there is […]

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 […]

Erin G’s Amazing Birth Story

My name is Erin G. I am the mother of three beautiful children (Andrew, Nicholas, and Delilah). I am also a labor and delivery nurse. My first two children were full term and had “normal” deliveries. That is not the case with my daughter! My pregnancy with Delilah had been absolutely perfect! I had less […]

{FB Chat} Empowering the Cerebral Palsy Parent

In honor of March as Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month, Dr. Mary Elizabeth Parker, a pediatric physical therapist & professor of pediatric physical therapy, was our guest at the March 21, 2013, Facebook Chat discussing Cerebral Palsy, a common diagnosis for newborns who have spent time in the NICU. [Read more]