Meet Perla! @Perla at Hand to Hold is a virtual Family Support Specialist based in El Paso, TX, supporting NICU and bereaved parents in English and Spanish. She currently hosts our support groups for NICU moms, NICU parents and Spanish-speaking parents, including our monthly Love & Loss group for Spanish-speaking parents. To view the support group calendar, hit the button below or visit the Get Support section in the menu. Perla is a Certified Peer Support Specialist and a Licensed Vocational Nurse in the state of Texas. She is trained in Trauma-Informed Care, Motivational Interviewing, and Mental Health First Aid Specialist. Perla is both a NICU and bereaved parent. Through her experiences, Perla learned that enduring times of difficulty, like a miscarriage and the NICU stay of a child, brought her purpose as the mom she is today. Today, Perla welcomes the opportunity to help other parents through her own experience with empathy and compassion. 💚 Perla’s advice for NICU parents: Live in the “here and now”, focus on the beautiful miracle in front of you. Being in the present moment gives the gift of bonding with our baby and a spiritual restfulness that is needed by parents.

Posted by Leigh Ann at Hand to Hold at 2023-09-08 14:00:02 UTC