Posts: bereavement

Reader story: My Little Hero

Reader story: My Little Hero

The following story is from preemie mom Cecily. If you’d like to share your NICU story with us, email leighann@handtohold.org. What were the circumstances surrounding your child’s birth? In 1984, I...
A Letter to My Doctor

A Letter to My Doctor

Dear Trusted Doctor, I knew at 16 weeks. At 18 weeks I spoke up. At 20 weeks I pleaded. At 22 weeks it was too late to stop. Despite aggressive measures at 23 weeks, five days, I cradled two perfectly formed babies in my arms. For two hours I held them, kissed them,...
Remember Your Baby During the Holidays

Remember Your Baby During the Holidays

The year my husband and I got married was also the year we were expecting our first baby. Our son’s due date was set for October and we envisioned having our first Christmas together as a family of three. That changed when Carrick Michael Goyer was born many weeks too...