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

Invisible Disabilities: Advocating for the Unseen

Parents of preemies often remark on how one can never quite seem to leave the NICU behind. Sometimes they are referring to the emotional effects of a traumatic birth and NICU stay. Sometimes they are referring to the aftermath of prematurity itself: developmental delays, physical delays, and other “invisible disabilities.” When a baby is born prematurely, […]

Amy N’s Amazing Birth Story: NICU Nurse and NICU Mom

I knew the drill. This was the third baby, third c-section, and third preterm delivery. My son’s birth at 35 weeks and 6 days could go either way. I prayed for lungs that were mature. He didn’t cry right away. No one called my husband to the warmer. My baby was bundled up, and brought […]