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

I Can See Clearly Now: Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)

I remember standing by my micropreemie’s isolette, describing everything I saw out the window: the blue sky, the trees, the sunshine. I wanted my son to know what it was like outside the walls of the NICU, but I didn’t know if he would ever be able to see these things for himself. Jaxson had just been […]

Mother of Preemie Triplets Chairs Successful Baby Shower

There are times in our lives when we need the support of others; we need a Hand to Hold. Today Jackie Price shares her family’s NICU journey and her inspiration for chairing our first ever Baby Shower Luncheon fundraiser, which was presented by The Mrs. in Austin, Texas, and benefited Hand to Hold, a national NICU parent […]

How the Right Primary Nurse Helped Save My Son

A week after giving birth to my son Jharid 16 weeks early, I decided to take a short break from staring at him through the incubator in the NICU. It was incredibly hard leaving my one pound five ounce baby with just the nurses to watch over him, but it had to be done. I […]

Erin G’s Amazing Birth Story

My name is Erin G. I am the mother of three beautiful children (Andrew, Nicholas, and Delilah). I am also a labor and delivery nurse. My first two children were full term and had “normal” deliveries. That is not the case with my daughter! My pregnancy with Delilah had been absolutely perfect! I had less […]

From Hope to Joy – Jennifer D’s Amazing Birth Story

What were the circumstances surrounding your child’s birth? I was diagnosed with 100% placenta previa at 17 weeks pregnant after a major hemorrhage while on a school field trip with my high school students. I was in and out of the hospital on bed rest and had three additional life threatening hemorrhages requiring numerous blood transfusions until […]