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Keeping Marriage Strong After Birth Of Premature Baby: Julie Hanks Show

Kim: “My baby was born 4 months prematurely. Between medical crisis, and financial crisis, how can I keep my marriage strong?”
The Julie Hanks Show 12.04.12 BYU Radio Sirius XM 143
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About Dr. Julie Hanks, LCSW:
Dynamic self & relationship expert Dr. Julie de Azevedo Hanks, LCSW loves to make a difference for women. She owns Wasatch Family Therapy and regularly contributes to TV Shows and her advice has been featured nationally including Wall Street Journal, Parenting, Fox News, and others. Connect on Instagram, Facebook & Twitter. Her books The Burnout Cure and The Assertiveness Guide are now available. Dr. Hanks is currently accepting coaching clients.


Deb Discenza


This was a wonderful segment and I am getting this out on all of the PreemieWorld social networks and more.

Kim – please join the Preemie Support forum on – you will join almost 13,000 other parents of preemies that have been where you have been and more. Your feelings are totally normal.

And as for your husband, the two of you need to stand together on all issues regarding your child. You will find that family and friends are not as helpful as you would like them to be and especially not as understanding that while the baby is home from the NICU that you are under RSV season lockdown.

As for getting help – if he is on medical equipment at home or has special needs of any type you may want to contact your insurance company regarding respite care coverage. It is possible you could get some help that way through a medically trained home health nurse or whatever.

Sending hugs to you!
Parent of a former 30-weeker, now 9 years old!

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