Free text messages on topics such as prenatal care, baby health, parenting and more — support throughout your pregnancy and your baby’s first year.
Learn more about Text4Baby at https://text4baby.org/.
Lotsa Helping Hands
An online database of volunteer opportunities for when you need help or you want to provide help to someone in need in your community. This is a great resource to help out families in the NICU — you can coordinate volunteers for meal deliveries, car rides for siblings and more.
Learn more about Lotsa Helping Hands at http://www.lotsahelpinghands.com/.
Free patient blogs that connect friends and family during a health challenge. A great resource for NICU parents who want to keep family and friends updated on their baby’s progress without having to make multiple telephone calls.
Learn more about CarePages at https://www.carepages.com/.
Preemie Babies 101
PreemieBabies101 is Hand to Hold’s parent blog inspired by the many diverse experiences that are common to parents who have a preemie and spent time in the NICU, have a special needs child or have experienced a loss.
Learn more about Preemie Babies 101 at http://www.preemiebabies101.com/.
The Hydrocephalus Association provides support, education and advocacy for people whose lives have been touched by hydrocephalus and the professionals who work with them.
Learn more about the Hydrocephalus Association at http://www.hydroassoc.org/.
Preeclampsia Foundation – Preeclampsia and HELLP Syndrome
A great resource of information and support for people whose lives have been affected by HELLP Syndrome, preeclampsia and eclampsia– mothers, babies, fathers and their families.
Learn more about the Preeclampsia Foundation at http://www.preeclampsia.org/.
Not all babies grow and develop at the same rate, especially premature babies. Helpful information on preemie milestones can be found on HealthyChildren.org at http://www.healthychildren.org/English/ages-stages/baby/preemie/pages/Preemie-Milestones.aspx and on Babycenter.com at http://www.babycenter.com/404_when-will-my-premature-baby-reach-development-milestones_10304028.bc.
Weight Conversion Chart (grams to pounds)