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Pregnancy

Pregnancy

Hi ladies. Anyone have children after their fibromyalgia diagnosis and how old were you when you had your child? I’m going to be 37 soon and I’d like to have another baby, but I’m scared of how my body will react. Love to hear your experiences.

posted 8 months ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I can pass on what an aquantance shared.
During her pregnancy all her fibromyalgis symptoms went away. She felt great.
After delivery fibromyagia returned.
Good argument for a large family. Haha
Makes you wonder how much hormones play a part in fibromyalgia.

edited, originally posted 8 months ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I had more children after my fibromyalgia diagnosis. My symptoms disappeared or we're barely there during pregnancy and nursing! It was wonderful! Hormones must be an enormous part of this puzzle. I presume that is why most people who have fibromyalgia are women. Don't let fibro get in the way of the joy of having another baby!

posted 8 months ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Hi! I am 36 years old (soon to be 37) and have two daughters. One is 15 and the other will be 4 next month. I had fibro before both, but with my first it was when it became an everyday prevelant issue and was hard to handle but I was only 21 years old when I had her. I decided to have another child when I was in my early 30s so i had my Zoey. My fibro was not new to me anymore and I had pretty much figured out all of the treatment options and stuff I could do and knew what worked best for me, though sadly nothing works enough right? So, it was hard with my second pregnancy due to having fibro, but it was worth it. The pain was still there and the last month was the absolute hardest. But the pain was not as bad as it usually was. I would say my symptoms were the worst the first four months of her life and still very hard until she started sleeping through the night (which took until 3 years old), but now we are good and I am back to my normal “normal fibro” self and back on the medications I know work best for me and am making it happen. It still gets hard especially when I get seriously bad days or weeks and have no energy or strength to do things, but I make sure to always do something with her despite it even if it is sitting on the couch watching a movie. I do have a supportive and hands on hubby and my eldest is able to help as well, so I think that is why I waited so long to have a second child. But I say, if you want to have another baby, go for it! We all are so different that you might find it helps your fibro to be pregnant or it might not, but if your goal is to have a little love to bring into this world, you will be able to make it work. Gentle hugs and love

edited, originally posted 8 months ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I had one more at 25 after my diagnosis. My symptoms were still there but I was on bed rest because of a clot behind the placenta for a while and he was a month early due to preeclampsia. Other than those issues it wasn’t any different than with my daughter before my diagnosis.

posted 8 months ago
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