Pregnancy and Fibromyalgia: My Experience and Research in Pregnancy and Parenting While Living with Fibromyalgia


Are you wondering if your symptoms will be better or worse during pregnancy with fibromyalgia? 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 three 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.

Affiliate notice: Please note that some of my links are affiliate links, if you make a purchase using my links I may make a small commission at no extra cost to you. It all helps me to keep creating resources. 

Purchase it as an e-book and start reading immediately:
Buy Now

What’s in Pregnancy and Fibromyalgia book?

  1. Fibromyalgia and Pregnancy: The Literature
  2. Fertility and Fibromyalgia
  3. Lots of Natural Pain Relief Suggestions
  4. Pain Relief
  5. Tools for Managing Early Pregnancy Symptoms (for a free preview of this chapter see here.)
  6. The Second Trimester, The Second Time
  7. The Third Trimester
  8. Labour with Fibromyalgia
  9. Nursing with Fibromyalgia
  10. How to get through the First Six Weeks with a Baby, Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  11. Necessary Baby Items for a Fibro Parent
  12. Tips to Cope with a Fussy Baby When You’re Sore
  13. Coping with a Toddler: Fibro or Not!
  14. Dear Future Partners of Fibro Parents
  15. The Best Ways You and Your Loved Ones Can Support You with Small Children and Fibromyalgia

This is the result of five 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.

This is a time in your life where you need information and you need it concisely. My book provides this.

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?

Purchase it as an e-book here:
Buy Now

What are people reading Pregnancy and Fibromyalgia saying?

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 (

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.”
—Diane Murray
Spoonie Living (

See the full review here.

“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 (

See the full review here.

Come and join us in the Pregnancy and Parenting with Chronic Pain, Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia Facebook group!!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *