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NICU Parents and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

My daughter spent 114 days in the NICU and as she is approaches 2 years old, I’m still suffering the after-effects.  Since I launched this blog during NICU Awareness month, I’ve focused heavily on my experience during those 114 days. Looking back at all of the photos and recounting what I went to has dredged up bucketfuls of ‘Yuck’.  In my past life, I was a very data & research driven person. I still read studies, research outcomes, and the like when I’m interested in something. Recently, I read studies about Acute Stress Disorder (ASD) and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) specifically for parents in the NICU and through them all, found myself asking myself…

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