Maternal & Child Community
Numbness in arms
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to breast feeding, childhood disease, colic, child discipline, immunization, lactation, newborn care, post partum depression, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), and special needs children.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Numbness in arms

Does anybody else wake up with the arms numb?  If I sleep on my left side, I wake up with my right arm numb and visa versa.  It's been happening for about 2 weeks or so.  I have to roll over and then the numb arm comes back.  Is this just another perk of pregnancy?
Related Discussions
7 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
I think it is from the pregnancy.  I have woken up with numb arms and hands many times.  The only good position for me so this doesn't happen is on my back but they say not to sleep like that....what to do, what to do???!
Blank
221025_tn?1332558946
hmmmm - that's odd - I will wake up with an arm that's gone to sleep - but its the arm that is underneath me, not the opposite one.  Are you using a sleep pillow?  Have you called your doctor's office to just ask?  My doctor's office has a nurse that will call you back so you can ask questions if you don't really need to go in and be checked.  Let us know what's going on with you!
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
I have numb arms too!!!  I never had this til I got PG!!!!
Blank
220217_tn?1209683277
I have a doctor's appointment on Thursday so I will fill you guys in, but I'm guessing it has to do with the blood flow to the babies and I guess it doesn't think my arms need any while I'm sleeping :)  That's when the boys are so active.
Blank
169867_tn?1327602254
I know tingling in the hands is common in pregnancy, perhaps this is related. They call it carpal tunnel syndrome. I think it's something to do with water retention affecting the nerves in your wrists.
Blank
220217_tn?1209683277
I gotta tell you that the other morning my hubby had his phone sitting on my pillow and it went off - I was still sleeping so when it woke me up I wasn't happy but my arms were asleep so I couldn't pick it up to turn it off - I yelled for him to come in the bedroom and I managed to sling it across the room with my arm as he was walking through the door - he asked what was wrong and I told him - all he could do was laugh - it was pretty dang funny!!  

I love being pregnant!!  You can get away with so many things!!  :)
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
Every single morning I wake up like this, and also my hands ache, I am a massage therapist so going to work is extra fun right now .I only have one more week until I stop though. I think it is common in pregnancy
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Maternal & Child Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
469720_tn?1388149949
Blank
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm-treatable... Blank
Oct 04 by Lee Kirksey, MDBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Children's Health Answerers
13167_tn?1327197724
Blank
RockRose
Austin, TX
134578_tn?1404951303
Blank
AnnieBrooke
OR
4268628_tn?1375044776
Blank
Flickan
Monroe, WA
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
arlandonbloom
CO
4851940_tn?1385441629
Blank
jemma116
United Kingdom
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
gyspy09
PA