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“Hi Vanessa, Thanks so much for your show! In my first pregnancy, I suffered from pregnancy carpal tunnel syndrome – it was really annoying to have my fingers go numb whenever I held something for a while, and to always be waking up with numb limbs. Everyone I talked to said that the only thing I could do to get rid of it was to have the baby (and it did disappear immediately following the birth).  Is there anything I can do to prevent getting it in this pregnancy? If I get it again, is there anything I can do to relieve it? Thanks so much!” – Amy

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  • Prevalence, course and determinants of carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms during pregnancy: a prospective study
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