Is it a bad sign if your fingers keep falling asleep?

Ashley - posted on 03/22/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )




Every morning when i wake up my fingers are asleep and i will get them to stop tingling but if i bend them again they start tingling again. I dont get it and then it will happen all throughout the day. Should i talk to my doctor about this?


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Sounds like pregnancy carpal tunnel. I had it so bad at the end of my first pregnancy that my hands were always numb. I couldn't even hold on to stuff. I also had severely swollen ankles. I tried wrist splints and ice but nothing helped. It's uncomfortable for sure but it'll go away after you have the baby. Good luck!

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Do you sleep on your back? If so, that may be causing it. The uterus puts pressure on your main blood vein, which can cause poor circulation in you and baby. Best position is to sleep on your left side. I use a pillow and put it between my legs. Sometimes you just need to sleep on you back, but not that great to do. Hope that helps.


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Amy - posted on 03/23/2010




Sound like signs of carpal tunnel. I hear it is common in pregnant women. I have it too. I am wearing a wrist brace at night it helps. I am asking my doc at the end of the month is there is anything else I can do.

Niki - posted on 03/23/2010




Its probaby because a nerve is being squished while your sleeping, so its just about finding a better position. if you also get it during the day aswel then getting a deep tissue massage with triggerpoint therapy would help a lot (to relaxt the muscle thats compressing the nerve)

Megan - posted on 03/22/2010




Deff. mention it to the doctor but it sounds like PCT (pregnancy carpal tunnel). There are lots of things you can do if you look it up online. I personally didn't have any luck with the remedies I found, but everyone is different.

I have always mentioned everything that I have felt to my doctor and she has been able to offer me suggestions. They don't mind hearing about all the little things you are feeling that's what they are there for!

Andrea - posted on 03/22/2010




I have the same issue and the doctor told me having signs of carpal tunnel is common in pregnant women. Look up the remedies for carpal tunnel and they should help you. I know they helped me.

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