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

Give Me Back my Gratitude

I have been spared many, many other things that deserve not to be overshadowed by the few things I have lost. [Read more]

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 […]

Katie Talkington – Hand to Hold’s NICU Support Helped Me and My Family

Katie Talkington shares the birth story of her twins born at 24 weeks and how peer support from Hand to Hold helped her through the loss of her daughter and the care of her surviving son. [Read more]

Meet Second Annual NICU Heroes Award Winner Nurse Stephanie Horecky Hall

Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Stephanie Horecky Hall, MSN, APRN, NNP-BC, is one of two winners of the Second Annual NICU Heroes Award, presented by Mead Johnson Nutrition and Hand to Hold. The awards recognize outstanding NICU health care professionals each year for their compassion, courage and perseverance in improving outcomes for medically fragile babies and their entire […]