Hand to Hold is proud to announce its brand new innovative app created specifically for NICU parents.
Available free in the App Store and Google Play, the Hand to Hold app offers support, community, and educational resources for NICU and bereaved parents, right at their fingertips.
In the app, parents can:
- Connect with communities of parents in private groups including NICU Moms, Dads, Parents and NICU Love & Loss.
- Access support groups and 1:1 support from Hand to Hold’s team of Family Support Specialists (Mental Health Peer Support Certified NICU graduate and bereaved parents).
- Listen to the NICU Babies Parent Support podcast directly from the app.
- Discover helpful resources about navigating their baby’s NICU journey in our curated digital library.
Download now in the Apple App Store or Google Play.
Every day, 3,000 parents become a NICU parent and few expect it to happen to them. NICU parents are at a higher risk for postpartum depression, anxiety disorders and PTSD. Caring for a medically fragile child following hospital discharge can be an isolating and traumatic as many NICU graduates have complex healthcare needs, feeding issues, developmental delays and learning challenges. The Hand to Hold app provides convenience, compassion and connection to help support NICU parents’ emotional needs during their journey from wherever they are.
“Creating a mobile app is essential to help eliminate barriers to support for all NICU parents,” said Kelli Kelley, Hand to Hold Founder, CEO and NICU parent. “This Hand to Hold app provides access to emotional care for NICU parents regardless of financial means, cultural barriers and other inequalities in the healthcare industry.”