Pregnancy with Fibromyalgia Micro Course

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?

I wondered about all of these things when I was pregnant with my first son in 2013.
There was little information around and I was too exhausted and too miserably sore to have the head space to go searching.
Now that I have been a parent to tiny children for several years and experienced a second and third pregnancy - and been researching and sharing my learning for this time - I have some knowledge to share.

In this special micro course we will take a gentle, not overwhelming glance at:

  • Pregnancy
  • Labor
  • Nursing
  • Parenting

from the context of chronic pain, fatigue and insomnia.

In easy to digest lessons that can be watched from the comfort of your favourite chair, the couch, in bed or on the bus.

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. I am one of the only people creating resources about pregnancy with fibromyalgia. My mission is to help other mamas not do this fight alone with no information, like I did the first time I was pregnant.

My story

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.

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.

This micro course will give you the overview of pregnancy, labour, nursing and parenting with chronic pain, fatigue and insomnia.

It will also give you further resources to explore and invite you to a supportive group of other people doing the same journey as you.

Your Instructor

Melissa Reynolds
Melissa Reynolds

Melissa Reynolds is a mama of four beautiful boys. She is also a blogging, YouTubing, accessible yoga creating, chronic illness thriver.

For nearly a decade she has shared her journey to better wellness despite chronic pain, fatigue and insomnia on the blog In addition to over 300 blog posts and 200 YouTube videos, she has written two books, a workbook and several courses.

It is her mission to share yoga, pain and fatigue management tools with those who need it, so they don't have to spend as long as she did alone with no help.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.

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