Symptoms of carpal tunnel are becoming more common among pregnant women, because during pregnancy it is common to retain water. Water retention causes swelling all over the body, which in turn puts pressure on the median nerve of the wrists. This can result in decreased circulation and numbness of the hands and fingertips.
This condition will undoubtedly be exacerbated if you perform repetitive motion activities while pregnant, like typing on a computer or playing an instrument. If being pregnant was not challenging enough, now you have to deal with the added aches and pains of carpal tunnel syndrome. So what do you do now?