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

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 […]

Celebrating NICU Heroes

NICU professionals hold the lives of our precious babies in their hands – literally making life and death decisions every day. To NICU parents, they are often seen as everyday heroes for their tireless commitment to a very challenging profession. They are the ones who give new, terrified NICU parents our first tour of the […]

Celebrating Nurses for National Nurses Week

We come across them in almost every single medical office we encounter: our general practitioner, our OBGYN, our kids’ pediatrician, a specialist, and more. Nurses often serve as the first point of contact between patients and doctors, advocating for patients and providing exceptional patient care. May 6 – 12 is National Nurses Week, and to celebrate, […]

A NICU Nurse Reunion

This is Jeannie. I met Jeannie in the NICU when she was assigned to my identical twin girls one Saturday afternoon. Still early enough in our NICU stay, we had bounced around from nurse to nurse, a new face each day, a new name to try not to forget, and a new personality to try […]

NICU Hero Highlight: Joann Thorpe

Parents of preemie babies rely on the support of their baby’s healthcare professionals through a very scary time of life. Chelsea Arledge found neonatal nurse Joann Thorpe to be indispensable when her baby Travis was born at 23 weeks while her husband was deployed in Iraq. Because of Joann’s extraordinary support, Chelsea nominated her for […]