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 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.
This course will give you:
- 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
- Knowledge that you are not alone and a place you can come to get support
- 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?
- About pregnancy, nursing and parenting with chronic pain and chronic fatigue and where to go to get more information – this information took me four years to gather!
- Why rest and sleep are important for managing pregnancy with chronic pain, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia and tips for getting good rest, bonus: my favourite coping mechanism – meditation.
- About pain management in pregnancy, about non-medicinal pain mechanisms and how to create your own pain management plan.
- Why it’s helpful to have a plan your final trimester, delivery and first six weeks and how to make your own.
- About nursing with Fibromyalgia and some tips for success
“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.
Nearly 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.
Now I want to share this information so that you don’t have to experience what I did.
What you get as soon as you sign up:
- Five full modules with
- Five lesson sheets
- Five videos
- Seven printable information sheets packed full of tips based on my research and experience.
- Four printable templates for creating your own: pain management plans (pregnancy and post-birth) and plans for the third trimester, delivery and the first six weeks.
- Your downloadable audio mama meditation practice
- Workbook of all the lesson sheets, information sheets and templates with space to write notes – 43 pages
- A lot of further reading
- Invitation to join the Pregnancy and Parenting with Chronic Pain, Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia Facebook group - we are chatting pregnancy, nursing and parenting with Fibromyalgia every day! I also share new resources as I find or create them.
What you need to do
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. These resources are to help you choose your management plans. If you do the work and make the plans you will make your experiene manageable.
Melissa Reynolds is a Fibromyalgia and Meditation Coach, mama, author and fibro fighter. She has been fighting fibromyalgia for nearly her whole life. Several years ago she took control and has taken herself from miserable to thriving despite chronic pain, chronic fatigue and insomnia. She has been sharing this journey at www.melissavsfibromyalgia.com.
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