Hello, I am 34 weeks and over the past few weeks I have woken in the night with the most horrible cramps in my calves, it literally has me screaming in pain. When I go to bed at night it feels like my legs have filled with a fluid and if I move them in the wrong way, the cramp kicks in.
Over the past few days I have woken with no feeling in my fingers! I have to stretch them for a few minutes to get the feeling back, but the stiffness always remains. I know I am not sleeping on them, they have swelled slighlty, but not a lot.
Has anyone had similar or does anyone have any advice? Thanks
I had the numb tingly fingers recently - its called capel tunnel syndrome (on similar) its not harmful - its due to extra water in the extremeties and can cause problems in the fet to.
I also leap out of bed with cramp in my right calf - really hurts but tends to be short lived once I jumped around for a couple of minutes!!. I had these in my first pregnancy - teamed with blocked nose and ears and heart burn. Sadly it's all part and parcel of pregnanacy - I'm being a man in my next life!! I believe reducing down salt can help with the cramps and you can get wrist elastics to keep wrist swelling down at night.Hope this helps helenxxx
Do mention these to your Dr/MW next time you see them. I'm sure they are nothing to worry about - just 6(ish) weeks to go for you - I've still got 9 weeks!
Hope you are not losing too much sleep - I went to bed late last night to watch live8 - was woken at 3.45 with the birds singing! and again at 5 with cramp - my five year old son then got up 5.45 - it's fun!!Take care Helenx
The DP 'made' me ring the midwife this morning, as my next appointment isnt for another week your right they said it is carpel tunnel! I seemed to have suffered with alot of common ailments/illnesses in my pregnancy! But I am pleased, as my over active mind kept thinking of pre-eclampsia this morning!
I have never been this tired, ever! I havent had a satisfying night sleep for weeks. Does make you think that it is natures way of preparing you for sleepness nights with the baby!
Used to go to bed at 11ish and sleep till 6-7. Now something seems to wake me up every hour, usually a trip to the loo, or cramp, or my blocked nose, or heart burn - great really! Yes we will be old pros by the time baby arrives - will be fully functioning sleepfree robots!!!! Have a good evening- and a restfull week (if you can!) Helenx