Since 2010, Hand to Hold has been providing family-friendly support to NICU and bereaved families across the country. Our comprehensive in-hospital support for NICU families is customized to meet the unique needs of your NICU population and is designed to enhance and extend your hospital’s current family support initiatives.
We are here to help ensure that your hospital provides truly meaningful family friendly support.
NICU families experience extreme stress, anxiety, and sometimes PTSD from their traumatic birth experience and NICU stay. It is imperative that NICU staff address the psychosocial needs of the family, so they may be more emotionally equipped to participate in the care of their baby.
“With my patients, and in my personal life, I have experienced some of the deep sadness and loss that can accompany preterm birth or other birth complications. Hand to Hold will be such an important tool in assisting families in those vulnerable situations.”
— Dr. Felicia Nash, Preemie Mother & Obstetrician/Gynecologist, Women Partners in Health
“The work Hand to Hold has done with NICU families has been life changing for families and our NICU staff. Hand to Hold is the perfect combination of skilled professionals who have a true understanding of the NICU journey from first hand experience. I do not believe there is a better organization than Hand to Hold for supporting these families through the most difficult and traumatic time of their life.”
— Rhonda Reed, BSN, RNC-NIC, Director of NICU and Neonatal Transport, St. David’s Medical Center