(Closed) Any pregnant bee's experiencing carpel tunnel?

posted 4 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
820 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I have this. Unfortunately nothing really seemed to help, except getting up out of bed and starting my day. I tried wrist splints and they helped a little but barely. I’m hoping this will go away quickly once baby is born. Sorry I couldn’t be more help. 

Post # 4
170 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Ughh me too!  I can barely get my bedroom door open in the morning my fingers are so stiff.  Icing my hands help a little but I mostly just try to ignore it.  

Post # 5
7194 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

I had this with my first pregnancy- but not my second one (odd how you have differnt symptoms with each one).  My mom had had true Carpel Tunnel prior to having the surgery to correct it so i borrowed her splints.  It helped a little – btu the only thing that cured it was time.  Symptoms gone within a week or two of giving birth.

Post # 6
393 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I didn’t have carpel tunnel during pregnancy, but thought I had it after. Turns out I have De Quervain’s Tendonitis, aka “Mommy Thumb”. It’s a for real thing http://www.parents.com/baby/new-parent/motherhood/mommy-thumb-5-ways-to-ease-the-pain/ 

And I only have it in my left wrist because I’m right handed and I hold the baby a lot in my left arm to free up my right hand to do things.

My doctor told me to ice it and take advil. It helps a little, but here I am 5.5 post-partum and my wrist still hurts. Hopefully it goes away soon. Just something for you to think about after you have the baby. No one told me about this “mommy thumb” thing. Might’ve done things a little differently if I had known.

Post # 7
4803 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I got it a little bit during pregnancy, but a warning: for me it got WAY worse a few days after he was born, it went from numbness that was a bit tingly to a painful numbness. Wearing a brace helped me a ton, I’d recommend getting one and wearing it at least while you sleep, plus then you’ll already have it just in case it does get worse after delivery when the fluid levels are changing and re-adjusting.

Post # 8
580 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I had this off and on from about week 14 onwards. Now at almost 2 weeks postpartum, I don’t have it at all!

Post # 9
121 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’ve had it and the wrist splint has helped.

Post # 10
1721 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Yes! From 16w on!

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