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August 12th, 2011, 09:36 AM
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This morning, DH told me he had a nightmare last night that Maggie (the baby I'm pregnant with now) was in the NICU. There's no signs that anything is going wrong this time around at all, other than my heart palpitations last week which have been cured by Gatorade...but it's impossible to relax and enjoy this pregnancy, for me or for DH. I was hoping the anxiety meds DH is on now would help with the nightmares, but they clearly aren't.

Anybody else's hubby struggle with NICU PTSD?
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August 13th, 2011, 10:45 AM
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No help here since I went the NICU alone because it was before I met DH but I'd say that it's probably normal. If nothing else, are you guys still seeing a therapist? Maybe he could talk to the therapist about the dreams.
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August 13th, 2011, 06:35 PM
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He's actually going to individual therapy now--he had a lot of his own issues to work through on top of the PTSD.
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August 15th, 2011, 01:07 PM
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Have him talk to his therapist about the dreams. I'm sure that it's a lot of the PTSD but see if that may help with the dreams and getting that out to the therapist too.
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