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My right hand is always falling asleep! Please help!

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I am 6 months pregnant with our first, and I have been waking up several times during the night not only to use the bathroom, but because my hand is always falling asleep. I have never had this issue before, but it is very uncomfortable, and take a long time to relax it and fall back asleep. I have been sleeping on my side with a pregnancy pillow, but find I still get restless and move to my back a lot. I am not sure if there is anything I can do, or if this is normal. Any advice would be great!!

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I have the same problem! and with my feet..they feel like theres fluid in them and they fall asleep..Im only 6wks! For my hands while I'm sleeping I try to sleep on my left side...DUring pregnancy they say it's best and I try to keep my left arm down by my side and not under the pillow..seems to help. And I've been eating more iron (spinach) and eating bananas! Good Luck
This is my second one and with both the first and this one I got carpal tunnel symptoms.  Hands tingling, falling asleep, numb, dropping things . . . the first time it went away when I gave birth-- I'm sure this one will be the same.  The extra blood flow is giving you some swelling issues and pinching those nerves.  My right hand is worse than my left . . . and I'm right handed.  I'm guessing there is a correlation.  Good luck!

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