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

Social Media & the NICU: Should You Friend Your NICU Nurse?

It’s 2018, and social media is almost unavoidable. Facebook alone has over 1.94 billion monthly active users, as of March 2017, with five new profiles created each second. Now take into account that 76% of Facebook users are female.1 All of these statistics can come together to point to this: NICU parents are going to […]

Other Mothers (Dedicated to the NICU Nurses Who Helped Save Our Children’s Lives)

On the day my child was born too little, too soon I was not the only mother present in the room Somewhere in the background, I did not realize There stood a group of women, assigned to both our lives They took my baby swiftly, helped add his Apgar score Made sure I got to […]

For the Love of Babies is Love that Goes Beyond

With the ever changing healthcare landscape, it is often easy to get caught up in the challenges that plague the industry rather than focusing on the tremendous benefits and blessings made possible by the access we have to advanced medical care including state of the art facilities, innovative treatment options, and compassionate care givers. A […]

How This Extra Step Made Our NICU Stay More Bearable

When my husband and I found out we were having twins, I was both excited and scared, and one of the first things my then-medical-student husband said to me was, “You know, they’ll probably be in the NICU for a while.” No, I didn’t know that, but after he said it, I started to read about […]

Connecting With Your Preemie in the NICU

With all of the overwhelming changes that come from having a preemie in the NICU, one thing that can greatly impact your mood, vibe, or experience is the care provided by the nurses. But another thing that can impact it as well:  you. We spent a lot of time in the NICU with Lochlan having […]