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7 Ways to Thank a NICU Nurse

Whether you’re currently in the NICU, ready to be discharged, or you’ve been out of the unit for months (or years!), showing appreciation for the NICU nurses who cared for your baby never goes out of style. September 15 is NICU Nurse Appreciation Day, but the gift ideas below can be used year round to […]

NICU Nurses: We Save Babies

Neonatal Nurses Day is a celebration of the nurses that care for our babies born premature and babies with complications. The theme for 2017 is special. The theme “We Save Babies” came from the voices of our NICU Nurses at the National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN) conference in 2016. NANN organizers listened to the voices […]

NICU Nurses: The Definition of a Hero

How do you say thank you to the people who saved your child’s life? Finding words to honor their dedication, compassion, kindness, brilliance, and love is an impossibly difficult task. [Read more]

A Tribute to NICU Nurses

Until today we knew nothing about each other. Now we are friends. Now we are family. Every day I leave my child in your hands and trust you to look after her and keep her safe. Your job is ever changing, and sometimes you may think the things you do go unnoticed.

I notice. [Read more]

NICU Nurses, Worthy of Super Hero Status

As we prepare to kick off the third annual Preemie Power Photo and Essay Contest, it is the perfect time to reflect upon the super heroes who work tirelessly behind the scenes in NICUtropolis to ensure babies born too soon, too small or too sick have the extra help they need to take on the world! Saturday, September 15 is NICU Nurse Appreciation Day. While no card or gift could ever adequately express our gratitude, we at Hand to Hold want to say thank you to these amazing men and women who have dedicated their lives to ensuring our babies soar. [Read more]