Are you wondering if your symptoms will be better or worse during pregnancy? If you’ll experience a flare up after delivery? What nursing with Fibromyalgia might be like? Have you thought about what coping mechanisms you’ll utilise during pregnancy?
Melissa shares what the research says, what she experienced in her two pregnancies and what other women shared in a survey.
After being disappointed at the lack of information about pregnancy with Fibromyalgia when I had my first son, I set about writing up my experiences and researching as new information became available.
I’ve written chapters on:
- Fibromyalgia and Pregnancy: The Literature
- Lots of Natural Pain Relief Suggestions
- Pregnancy with Fibromyalgia: Tools for Managing Early Pregnancy Symptoms
- Pregnancy with Fibromyalgia: The Second Trimester, The Second Time
- Pregnancy with Fibromyalgia: The Third Trimester
- Nursing with Fibromyalgia
- How to get through the First Six Weeks with a Baby, Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Necessary Baby Items for a Fibro Mama
- Tips to Cope with a Fussy Baby When You’re Sore
- Coping with a Toddler: Fibro or Not!
- Dear Future Daddies
- The Best Ways You and Your Loved Ones Can Support You with Small Children and Fibromyalgia
This is the result of four years of research and personal experience from two pregnancies, labours and first years. I also include the results of a small, informal survey that I conducted.
For just $4.61 for the eBook or $6.49 for paperback you can read my story and tips for coping with what I found to be the hardest (but most amazing) times of my life. This is one of the only books currently available about pregnancy with Fibromyalgia.
This is a time in your life where you need information and you need it concisely. My book provides this.
For more reading you can see my Fibro Mama Pregnancy Diaries page, you can read my journals from my second pregnancy in 2016. This is the weekly diary of my experience.
I also wrote an article about the informal survey I took to supplement the current research on fibro mama pregnancy and nursing.
Could you do me a favour? After you have read it, could you please leave a review on Amazon or Goodreads so that other parents fighting Fibromyalgia and pregnancy, or considering pregnancy with Fibromyalgia, might find some information to help them?
“Lived experience + self-awareness + systems thinking + good storytelling is golden. Add brevity and it’s priceless. Melissa’s book is priceless”
—Danny van Leeuwen, Opa, RN, MPH, CPHQ
Health Hats (www.health-hats.com)
“Pregnancy and Fibromyalgia is a short, easy-to-digest run-down of things you can expect during a fibro pregnancy, and how to navigate them.”
Spoonie Living (blog.spoonieliving.com)
“I found Melissa to write in a down-to-earth way that was engaging and encouraging, giving useful, manageable advice that you can actually use. Most importantly, I think, was the sense of support and hope she garners that you can indeed manage whatever life throws at you, that you can survive pregnancy and the ups and downs it may entail. I find this to be an invaluable resource and in inspirational source of encouragement, whether you know someone / a partner who deals with fibromyalgia who is pregnant, or whether you’re thinking of having a baby or are currently pregnant.”
Invisibly me (invisiblyme.com)
If you’re interested in taking this learning further, then see the information about my course – Planning for Pregnancy with Fibromyalgia eCourse.
Or my free Microcourse – Arm Yourself with Knowledge, this is four lessons from part of the first module of the full eCourse, coming soon to my FREE resources page, click here to receive the password.
Please also feel free to join in the conversation in the Facebook group Pregnancy and Fibromyalgia