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My wife is pregnant and she keeps complaining that her both

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My wife is pregnant and she keeps complaining that her both hands are going numb. Is this something to worry about? She spends a lot of time on the computer too. I'm not sure if they are linked. What can she take to reduce the numbness.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  Dr. K. replied 1 year ago.

Often carpal tunnel syndrome develops in pregnancy. This is due to swelling and compression of the nerves. IT is more common when using the computer alot. She can cut down on computer strain by using a keyboard. And a ergonomic mouse. She can also wear splints at night. They can be found at most drugstores and are carpal tunnel splints