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

Yearning for connection after miscarriage

October 15 is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. For more information on grief and healing, visit Hand to Hold’s bereavement resources.  I have never liked visions of heaven that have it be a separate place, a place where we float as souls disconnected from our bodies. You know, the halo, the harp and the clouds? […]

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? […]

Do I Have Delayed-Onset PTSD?

It’s been over two years since my daughter’s traumatic and extremely premature birth, and I’m just now realizing that I might suffer from a form of PTSD. According to the Mayo Clinic, PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) symptoms may start within three months of a traumatic event, but sometimes symptoms may not appear until years after the event. […]

Krista H’s Amazing Birth Story

Krista H shares the story of the birth of her twins at 23 weeks gestation after a difficult pregnancy and seven years of infertility and a miscarriage. Her daughter Adelaide was born at 1 lb 5 oz and earned her angel wings due to complications from NEC. Her surviving twin Henry is now home from the NICU and weighs 9 lbs 9 oz. Though they mourn the loss of Addie, they are focussed on staying strong for Henry and “plan to make his life beautiful.” [Read more]

{Friday Feature} Meet Gigi Khonyongwa-Fernandez & Alejandro

Gigi Khonyongwa-Fernandez is a NICU mom who has found her life’s passion in helping and coaching others after loss and the premature birth of her son who has special needs. She currently owns a coaching and consulting business, Families Blossoming LLC, to assist other NICU families and those with children with special needs. Gigi began […]