5. Control carpal tunnel syndrome
• Many women are bothered by numbness or tingling in the fingers during pregnancy, typically because water retention causes pressure on nerves in the wrist. To ease the discomfort, exercise your arms and wrists for five minutes or so every hour.
• Don’t bend your limp wrist in an effort to control the discomfort. That will only make matters worse.
• Pick up a wrist splint at a drugstore or medical supply store and wear it to bed. That will keep you from bending your wrists as you sleep.