Julie Gladnick, MA, LMFT
(720) 446-8255

Prematurity, NICU, and Infancy Medical Complications

In 2014, our son surprised us when he arrived 2.5 months early via a big health scare and emergency c-section. After spending 7 weeks with him in the NICU, and juggling supporting our house, family and 2-year-old daughter at home, we were overcome with the amount of stress, overwhelm, anxieties and fears associated when your child is born prematurely and/or with medical complications requiring a hospital stay. Our son is fortunately a bustling 2-year-old, healthy, happy and challenging as 2-year-olds are. We are very grateful for him and for all that we learned throughout the first difficult days, weeks, months and years, but are also acutely aware of what a terrifying time it was.

One of my passions is to help support parents in managing some of the emotions, stresses and fears that come along with premature births and medical concerns. I understand how intensely difficult it can be to balance time in the hospital, time at home, time at work, and time for other family members (partners, children and ourselves). I hope to be able to offer some support to talk freely about the fears and frustrations you may encounter, while also helping you take care of yourself and your relationship with your partner. 

Whether you are needing support for yourself or for both you and your partner, I am hoping to help offer encouragement, understanding and space to process some of the traumas you may have experienced or be experiencing. My hope is to provide a safe place to freely explore any and all feelings you are flooded with in a nonjudgemental and supportive space.


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