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Fibromyalgia and pregnancy

Aug 25, 2015 10:54 PM

My husband and I are thinking about having another baby, how has pregnancy effected some of you?

Aug 29, 2015 10:59 AM

Naenae, other than the initial fatigue and nausea/vomiting I did well. I had DDD& osteoarthritis only back then. I picked up a lot of weight with both babies. The second one pressed against my tailbone and spine a lot, came out facing the wrong direction so my epidural didn't work except from the knees down. She also ordered my gallbladder bad, kicking it!

My sister in law has RA and high blood pressure. She was pregnant six times and said her body felt best when she was pregnant. She assumed the hormones and prenatal vitamins was why.

The questions I would ask myself, if I had the fibro and sjogrens and Hypothyroidism back when I got pregnant, would have been (1) will I be able to take care of a baby, & (2) will I regret it if I decide not to have a baby, to not take a chance? And of course, having a strong faith, I would pray for God's guidance.

Your decision should be based on you and your husband's feelings. Each of us is so different there is really no comparison. A baby is a minimal 18 year commitment, with both ups and downs. As many downs we had to go through, i wouldn't trade them for anything. They gave parents & children opportunity to grow and mature. No one really has the money, they just learn to adapt and prioritize their needs. Parenting comes natural. No handbooks out there can really complete with natural instinct. You will be in my thoughts and prayers, that God will help you make the decision. 🙏🌼

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