Virtual Support for NICU Families

Hand to Hold understands that a high-risk pregnancy, a complicated birth, a NICU stay or the loss of a baby are very traumatic and isolating experiences.

Find support at any stage of your journey through our virtual support groups, podcasts, private Facebook communities and Peer Mentor Program.

Free Virtual Support Groups

Check out our Virtual Support Group Flyer to print and post in your NICU today. (available in English & Spanish)

Virtual support groups allow families to access support at all stages of the NICU journey, from the comfort of your own home. To learn more about our Family Support Specialists hosting the groups, visit our staff page.

If you are a professional, and not a NICU parent, we kindly ask that you please respect the privacy of the families who join our groups by not registering for, and joining, a session. Having professionals in a peer support group changes the dynamics and impact for the parents involved as observers cannot participate from a place of lived experience.

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9 a.m. – 10 a.m. CST
Host: Suzy
Register here

1 p.m. – 2 p.m. CST
Host: Cristal/Christine
Register here


9 a.m. – 10 a.m. CST
Host: Arielle
Register here

Apoyo para las Familias en la NICU
1 p.m. – 2 p.m. CST
Host: Cristal
Registrarse aquí


1 p.m. – 2 p.m. CST
Host: Suzy/Whitney
Register here



NEW! Virtual Support for Bereaved Parents
1 p.m. – 2 p.m. CST
Host: Christine
Register here


12 p.m. – 1 p.m. CST
Host: Arielle
Register here

All Zoom meetings will lock 15 minutes after start time, to secure the group to only those registered. 

Hand to Hold is using Zoom, a third party vendor, to host these virtual support groups. Zoom is a cloud platform for video and audio conferencing with functionality across mobile devices, desktops and telephones. Hand to Hold is enabling all security features to ensure privacy and will not be recording any part of these confidential groups. It is our responsibility to inform you that any virtual support is not as secure as having in-person interactions. Any breach on Zoom’s behalf is out of Hand to Hold’s control.

By registering, you acknowledge you have been informed of the risks of communicating virtually and you agree to hold Hand to Hold harmless from any disruptions or breach during your participation.

For help on how to join Zoom, please click here.

Free podcasts for NICU parents and professionals

A podcast for everyone.

NICU parents and professionals can listen to three new podcast episodes on managing emotions and coping during the COVID-19 crisis.

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Private Facebook Communities

Community and connection are just a click away with our private Facebook communities, where parents can ask questions, share information and celebrate milestones in a safe, supportive environment. Join today.

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Request a peer mentor

Request a peer mentor today and get connected, and supported by, a trained, NICU graduate peer mentor. Hand to Hold carefully matches seasoned NICU and bereaved parents with new parents in need of support. 

Having a baby in the NICU is life-altering. But you don’t have to do it alone.

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How else can Hand to Hold can support you? Find more resources for the whole family. 

This page was last modified on Apr 7, 2021 @ 1:06 pm. If you see any information that needs to be updated or corrected, please contact