Monday, January 10, 2011

Pregnancy Induced Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Sounds made up right?! I would've thought so too. It's funny how every pregnancy can be so different. My first pregnancy - no swelling or water retention. This pregnancy....I've got sausage fingers. =)

And sometimes your wrists can swell just enough to block off the nerve endings and make your fingers go numb - which is what I have, pregnancy induced carpal tunnel syndrome.

I asked my doctor what I could do - he said the best cure is to not be pregnant...ha-ha. Funny guy. So I mostly just have to wait it out and it will go away after delivery. But meanwhile - I'm wearing a wrist brace and that helps immensely! The less I use it - the better.

Just another strange pregnancy thing I didn't know about and thought I'd share!


  1. I have blogging-induced carpal tunnel syndrome.

    Seriously, though, there are SO many weird things that happen to women when they get pregnant.

  2. I got that sometimes too when I was pregnant. I found the wrist brace helped a lot! I found my symptoms came and went. I then used the wrist brace after my boys were born when my wrist hurt from carrying that darn car seat around!

  3. I had that, too, with my daughter. I wore those wrist braces to bed every night. Sometimes it helped, and sometimes not. The worst was waking up with one of my limbs *so* asleep it hurt to touch. Hang in there - it took several weeks to subside after delivery, but there was some relief immediately.

  4. I could of used one of those wrist braces as my hand was sore from slapping around my hubby. I wasn't in a good mood during pregnancy.Pregnancy Pillow Reviews


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