Dr St Amand advises against taking guai for the first 6 months of pregnancy. There are several people who stay on guai for their whole pregnancy, and the babies are fine as well as the mothers. This is up to you and your doctor 🙂
Chantal Hoey Sanders wrote a book called “I have Fibromyalgia/ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome but it dosn’t have me!” She has a whole chapter on pregnancy in her book that you will find very helpful, with tips and insight 🙂
I know that some doctors recommend trying guai if you’re trying to get pregnant. It helps thin the mucus membranes and makes it easier for sperm to reach the egg…
Passing on this disease isn’t so bad now that we have the guaifenesin protocol and know that we can treat our kids before they get NEARLY as bad as we got! YAYYY! 😀
“Hormones can wreak havoc on Fibromyalgic women, especially after pregnancy. Not to mention childbirth being a “trauma” that can provoke our disease or proliferate our symptoms. Then if you breastfeed when you barely have enough energy for yourself, let alone feed a baby… Many women “develop” Fibro after childbirth, especially if they have had 2 close together. Hormonal changes can exacerbate our Fibro.”
My suggestion would be to wait to have children until you have been on the protocol long enough to be able to care for your newborn and ENJOY it! For most people, a year or two is all it takes to be well enough to enjoy having a baby 🙂 If you are gonna have to hire someone to take care of your child, you will miss out on SO much and later really regret that.
Of course, if you already have kids, CONGRATULATIONS! And I hope you can take the time to enjoy them 🙂 By getting well on the Guaifenesin Protocol you are doing the BEST possible thing for your family!
Breastfeeding is fine on the Guaifenesin Protocol 🙂
The last couple chapters of the book by Dr St Amand (What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Fibromyalgia), he discusses ideas and ways to deal with fibro and clearing, while having a family. Totally take the time to check it out, it will be a huge help and encouragement to you! <3
Check out my post on: finding Sal safe baby care items too!
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