Hummies/mtbs, if you do experience the above, you may be suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome.


Affects usually both hands and can appear at any time, but they're more likely to begin or worsen in the second half of pregnancy when women tend to retain more fluid.

Symptons usually go away gradually after you give birth, as the swelling from pregnancy subsides.

Alleiviating the pains

- avoid any activity that requires forceful, repetitive hand movements. Although these movements may not have caused your carpal tunnel syndrome, they can make your symptoms worse

- adjust the height of your chair so your wrists aren't bent downward as you type. Using an ergonomic keyboard can help in some cases and remember to take breaks to stretch your hands.

- you have a lot of discomfort at night, try stabilizing your wrist in a neutral position (not bent) with a splint or brace. A neutral position allows the carpal tunnel to be slightly wider.

Practicing yoga can help relieve the pain and increase hand strength.

Hope this info helps.

Adapted from baby centre