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?
Do you want practical, actionable tips to help you manage chronic pain, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia while you are pregnant?
It is my mission to help you plan for the best pregnancy experience possible. Why? Because nothing like this existed when I was first pregnant.
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. Or if the levels of pain and fatigue I was experiencing was normal. Or if the other symptoms I experienced were something to worry about.
This course will give you:
- SUPPORT and UNDERSTANDING
- Practical, actionable tips to manage pain and fatigue in pregnancy
- Knowledge that you can get through it
- The results of years of research and personal experience through three pregnancies, deliveries and first six weeks with chronic pain, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia
- Your personal plans for managing your pain during pregnancy, delivery and the first six weeks (really the first six months)
- A pregnant mama relaxation meditation downloadable audio to help you rest
- In an easily accessible manner (in bed with your heat pack?)
Who is this course for?
- People with Fibromyalgia, chronic pain and/or chronic fatigue who are pregnant
- People with Fibromyalgia, chronic pain and/or chronic fatigue who are considering pregnancy with these illnesses
“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
What will you learn?
- How to prepare for pregnancy with fibromyalgia including a handy checklist to work through
- How to rest - with pain and fatigue and all the things
- How to manage pain - non-medicinal pain mechanisms, how to create your own plan so it becomes second nature to do and how to approach your doctor when you need more help
- About pregnancy, nursing and parenting with chronic pain and chronic fatigue and where to go to get more information – this information took me several years to gather!
- How to manage in those more difficult weeks (final trimester, delivery and the early weeks) and make plans to make it easy to enact helpful things
- About nursing with Fibromyalgia and some tips for succes
“An invaluable resource for fibro baby mammas.” - Reader of Pregnancy and Fibromyalgia book
Who am I?
I’m Melissa, I have written about my journey through pregnancy with Fibromyalgia through three pregnancies in the last six years on my blog. I wrote the book 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.
Just over six 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 grueling 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.
In 2018 I am thankful to say I got my more "normal" experience. My health was in a far better place, I knew what to expect, I had my coping mechanisms SOLIDIFIED. My third baby, despite severe pelvis issues causing me to be on crutches and off work from week 22, was a far better experience. I also managed to nurse for more than a year - where I only got to 8-12 weeks with the first two.
Now I want to share this information so that you don’t have to experience what I did.
What you need to do
I always advise that people check with their doctors before enacting anything I suggest – my suggestions are based on what worked for me and the limited research available, 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. These resources are to help you choose your management plans.
If you do the work and make the plans you will make your experience manageable.
How does it work?
As soon as you sign up you will have access to all of the content to dip in and out of and deal with what you need right now.
The first part is to help you prepare for pregnancy, including a handy checklist of things to think through. If you have time you can go through this for as long as you have and then come back and pick up the rest.
When you sign up you will get access to the super easy to navigate dashboard. Here you choose the lesson you want to work through. Watch the video, read the lesson notes, do the action steps, write comments in the comment section and do the work. This works if you do! There are no magic buttons here, unfortunately!
So what are you waiting for? Join us now!
Melissa Reynolds is a Fibromyalgia, Meditation and Yoga Coach, mama, author, business owner and fibro fighter. It is her mission to help you thrive with chronic pain and fatigue, that you receive the tools, encouragement and hope you need in your journey.
In 2019 she got sick and tired of trying classes labeled as for "beginners" or for "when you're in pain" and finding them all out of reach. They were too long or did poses that were not suitable for her body, even as a long time practitioner. So, with three children five years old and under she trained to be a yoga teacher. She trained so that she could share these tools that have helped her so much. The mindful movement, the breathing and the meditation. She is so excited to be able to share them with you now.
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