My arms are going numb and tingling a lot. I'm 21 weeks and this is my third pregnancy. I have had this with every pregnancy, but this time it seems to happen a lot more and more intense. Is there anything I can do or should do to make this go away? What causes it?

We're sorry to hear of your symptoms. They are due to a condition called 'carpal tunnel syndrome'. In short, the median nerve that passes through a narrow tunnel in your wrist ends up getting a little pressurised because of the fluid accumulation in the surrounding tissues. This can be very uncomfortable-with pains in your fingers or 'pins and needles', aches in your wrist and back up your arm. Surgery isn't the answer, as the condition will get better after baby is born anyway; you could see your physio who may give you wrist splints or even try ultrasound treatment. You can take paracetamol, but not aspirin like drugs.
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