Carpal Tunnel Pain in Pregnancy

My wrist is sooo sore what is going on?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀What is this pain??????⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀The carpal tunnel is a small passage in the wrist⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀where nerves and tendons pass from your arm into⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀your hand and fingers.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀During pregnancy hormones cause you to retain⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀fluid, they also soften the ligament that forms the⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀roof of the tunnel. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀When this happens, the nerve⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀running through the tunnel may become...

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Ligament Pain in Pregnancy

Liagament pain is generally referred pain from the ligaments that support your growing bump.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Broad Ligaments⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀If you feel low sharp pain in the lower abdomen it could be the broad ligaments stretching. Often felt in the First Trimester.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀This can flare up again later on in Thrid Trimester. Pain can be felt in the sides, back and around the glutes.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Round Ligaments ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Pain is often lower, top of uterus, groin, vulvar and upper thigh...

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Pelvic Pain in Pregnancy

Sacro Iliac Joint Pain is one of the most common issues that I see in my clinic.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀It affects many women during pregnancy as it's the main joint in the body that bears the increasing weight of the pregnancy.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀The hormone relaxin floods the body at around week 10 and this can start to cause issues in the pelvis area. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Relaxin increases the flexibility of the ligaments which can cause pain in the area as the muscles tend to grip harder, especially...

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Pregnancy Acid Reflux

OMG this was the thorn in my side during most of my pregnancy. Why is it happening?Mainly due to the two pregnancy hormones Progesterone and Relaxin. Progesterone causes the stomach to empty more slowly after you eat. Relaxin calms or relaxes the smooth muscle in your body. Which means the muscles that keep the food in your stomach are loosened and instead rise up into the esophagus. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀The esophagus has a more sensitive lining compared to the stomach lining and so you feel the...

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Are you angry with your womb?

Are you angry with your womb space? I wrote this blog and was wondering if anyone relates. I hope this might be helpful. I was so pissed with my womb. I didn't ever consider her, other than how blinking upset and down right annoyed I was with this small part of my body for not doing her job. Not carrying the baby that I so longed for. Anger is a cry out for justice and that feeling of it just not being fair that others around me were happily pregnant and year afte year I was not. I felt like...

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adele oconnor nurture mama

Hello, I’m Adele O’Connor.

I’m an IVF Warrior and proud donor egg mama.

Also known, at times, for my cheeky english humour.

My own difficult fertility journey led me to want to support you with yours.

I’ve experienced endless negative pregnancy tests, month after month that dragged me into a cycle of grief and despair.

If you are struggling with a fertility journey (using your own eggs or Donor Egg IVF) or anxious pregnancy/ early parenting journey I would love to help you with practical steps and a healing pathway.

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