Are you wondering what pregnancy with Fibromyalgia is like? If you will experience better, worse or similar symptoms? Do you want to find other people who are doing this journey too?
It is my mission to help people pregnant (or intending to be) with Fibromyalgia/Chronic Pain/Chronic Fatigue plan for the best pregnancy experience possible.
This is the course I wish existed when I was pregnant and exhausted and no doctor I saw could give me any idea of how to ease my pain. These are the templates I wish I had to help me plan my coping mechanisms.
“Melissa provides numerous tips on how to effectively manage fibromyalgia while pregnant and why these steps are important. She gives insight to her pregnancies and how she coped with each one.” - Reader of Pregnancy and Fibromyalgia book
“An invaluable resource for fibro baby mammas.” - Reader of Pregnancy and Fibromyalgia book
I’m Melissa, I have written about my journey through pregnancy with Fibromyalgia through two pregnancies in the past four years on my blog. I wrote the book Fibro Mama Pregnancy and Fibromyalgia, it is a compilation of my research and experience. My mission is to help other mamas not do this fight alone with no information, like I did the first time I was pregnant.
4.5 years ago I found myself pregnant without any idea of how to manage the Fibromyalgia during pregnancy. I didn’t even have my symptoms under control prior to pregnancy. I was too exhausted, sore and miserable to do much research. I relied on doctors who didn’t know much and suffered as a result. By the time I faced a gruelling 20 hour labour (with three hours of pushing, but that’s another story!) I was already in high levels of pain, fatigue and hadn’t been able to sit comfortably for three months. Starting life with a tiny baby with such a disadvantage really didn’t help me to cope. It was a long, hard year.
Fast forward to 2016, when I was pregnant with my second son, I had all of this information and lived experience. I wasn’t able to eliminate the pain and fatigue, but I had far better coping mechanisms. Despite a difficult third trimester, again, despite an even longer labour and four months of near constant standing and jiggling with the front pack on (baby had reflux) – I coped far better.
Now I want to share this information so that you don’t have to experience what I did.
The time it takes to go through the modules depends entirely on how fast you read, whether brain fog is an issue that day and how much extra reading you want to do. The videos and lesson sheets are designed to be easily read without overwhelming you with detail. The detail is available on extra sheets and links – more than you could probably get through.
While I focus on Fibromyalgia, due to this being the condition I live with, all of these lessons are transferable to other chronic illnesses that are characterised by pain and fatigue. My blog, books and this course are a combination of my research and my experience – so this is mostly about controlling the symptoms such as pain and fatigue. It doesn’t account for the complexity of managing autoimmune or progressive conditions during pregnancy. I always advise that people check with their doctors before enacting anything I suggest – my suggestions are what worked for me, and these illnesses affect us all differently. In the end, you can read the information and chat with your doctor, but it is still you choosing how to live your everyday life.
I have written about my journey fighting Fibromyalgia for the past five years. I have also shared my journey through pregnancy with Fibromyalgia through two pregnancies in the past four-plus years on my blog, MelissavsFibromyalgia. I wrote the book Fibro Mama Pregnancy and Fibromyalgia, available on Amazon now, it is a compilation of my research and experience. My mission is to help other people fight Fibromyalgia.