Parenting

Pregnancy and Parenting with Narcolepsy

Hosted By
Sara W.
Tuesday, Mar 12, 2024 | 08:00pm - 09:00pm EDT
Free
14 seats remaining
Zoom
About this meeting
In this group, women with Narcolepsy are offered support through pregnancy and parenting young children. Our expert facilitators all have Narcolepsy and have experienced pregnancy, childbirth, breast feeding and raising young children. The meetings allow participants to ask questions and share experiences related to all aspects of this particularly challenging time of life.
Hosts
  • Host

    Sara W.

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  • Co-host

    Michelle H.

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About the host
Sara is 31, lives near Annapolis, Maryland and has been living with Type 1 Narcolepsy for 7 years. She played Division 1 basketball (at the George Washington University) and completed her masters of public health. She now works in full time sports ministry with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Sara and her husband Josiah started the journey of preconception planning last year and she has found critical support through the Wake Up Narcolepsy, pregnancy and parenting with narcolepsy virtual support group. Sara continued an effective mono-therapy treatment throughout pregnancy and her son Isaac was born in August 2021. She's passionate about helping other women navigating the uncertain and difficult waters of pregnancy with narcolepsy and now co-facilitates the peer support group that helped her so much. Fun fact: In the year 2020 - engaged, married, moved, transitioned roles with job and got pregnant with first child.
Recent reviews
Helpful, supportive
Dec 14, 2022
Just listening to everyone was helpful! I appreciate this group so much!
Jul 13, 2022
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Wake Up Narcolepsy

Wake Up Narcolepsy is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to driving Narcolepsy awareness, education and research toward improved treatments and a cure.

WUN offers free, targeted online support groups to individuals with Narcolepsy and their families, worldwide. Our programs are designed to bring together individuals who have been affected by the diagnosis of Narcolepsy and provide the support and community necessary to thrive. Individuals with Idiopathic Hypersomnia welcome. 

WUN accepts donations to accelerate Narcolepsy reseach. Since inception in 2008, WUN has donated over $1.35 million in research funds to institutions across the US including Stanford University, Harvard, Boston Children's, Northwestern, Vanderbilt and more.

Thank you to our sponsors for making these groups possible: Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Avadel, Harmony BiosciencesTakeda.