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Opinion: NICU Parents Are Being Left in the Dark

Opinion: NICU Parents Are Being Left in the Dark

by Jennifer Canvasser, MSW Founder and Executive Director of NEC Society When my twins, Micah and Zachary, were born at 27 weeks gestation, I struggled with intense feelings of shame and guilt, on top of being unfamiliar with the NICU and how to help my babies...

Emotional Health
self care in the NICU, rest, making space for rest, NICU support
Making Space for Rest

Making Space for Rest

by Vedria E. Millage, LMSW and member of Hand to Hold Board of Directors  In our society, there are unspoken expectations to go, go, go! Many consider rest to be indulgent and a privilege, resulting in feelings of guilt for taking a minute to focus on themselves....

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Boldly Walking into 2021

Boldly Walking into 2021

“Storms are opportunities for growth, revelation and miracles.” Early in the pandemic, I wrote this quote on a bright orange sticky note and stuck it on my desk by my home computer so I'd see it every day. I don’t remember where I heard it. But it has been a...

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Our blog is inspired by the many diverse experiences that are common to parents of preemies. If you have a preemie or a baby who spent time in the NICU, a child with special needs or a loss – we want you to know that you are not alone. Join our supportive community and connect to parents who share similar experiences to your own, arm yourself with information to properly care for your child(ren) and your family, and find inspiration and hope when you need it most.  Meet our bloggers.

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