So I have CRPS and just gave birth to my son 6 months ago. It is definatley hard, but so worth it. I also worked while pregnant up until I was 8 months along. There were times where I was in so much pain I couldnt move or function, but honestly the biggest problem I had was my belly was super sensitive. It would hurt so bad I would cry and all they were doing was gently rubbing on my belly to find his heartbeat. I would say that overall it wasnt so terrible. The thing that is going to be most helpful is having a doctor that cares and understands your condition. My doctor was a bitch. She was condesending, rude and didnt want to help me through any questions I had or any pain. She also tried to shove zofran down my throat while I was pregnant. I would hate to see you go through this. If you have any more questions I would be glad to answer them. I wish I wouldve known about this app during my pregnancy.
Due to many issues I did not conceive; however, my OBGYN is wonderful! She sent me to an OBGYB specialist with some familiarity with RSD/CRPS (and fibromyalgia but the RSD was my bigger concern) anyway- she was AWESOME!! She explained which meds I could take, when I'd have to stop certain meds, and how We'd manage my pain. She went over all the known side effects on my meds for the baby. She also said it would be ROUGH towards the end when I couldn't have any NSAIDs. She also said she would recommend delivering at 38 weeks because I would likely be very stressed. She was open to inducing or C section. I felt like she was honest and understanding that I had a real issue and needed the meds I was on as well as special considerations.
I urge you to find a doctor that at least respects you and believes in your condition. If they can accept that you need pain control and will work with you on truly controlling the pain, I think pregnancy will be harder for you than others, but manageable with that a caring, helpful doctor. Good luck!!
My fibro went into "remission " while I was pregnant it was amazing. My doctor attributed it to the hormones of pregnancy..but very soon after it came back full force..I was on medications early on and had to wean quickly off due to safety concerns for baby. It was hard for a few weeks but I leveled out and was very fortunate. ..Now 5 years later still deal with the fury of this illness..
Carolyn41 I can only imagine how difficult it is to be pregnant and homeless. Please seek out a Pregnancy Center in your area. They may have resources for housing. Services are generally free of charge.