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Ok... so I guess this is most likely due to increased blood volume, huh? I have not had much swelling at all ... my feet/ankles are pretty much how they've always been. But my hands feel so stiff- esp my right hand- almost what I would imagine arthritis to feel like. Anyone know anything about this? Do you think it's just blood volume/swelling, or any other ideas??<br><br>
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Maybe all the gardening you've done the past few days?! LOL<br><br>
I thought I was going to get through this whole pregnancy without swelling too. But just in the past 2-3 days, my ankles and feets are a little puffy and sometimes my hands. I don't think it's anything but just end of pregnancy. I'm 38 weeks today.
 

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Mine are doing it too! This is the first pregnancy that it's ever happened to me. My hands are a little swollen, but not THAT swollen! Sheesh! I think it's a combination of the increased relaxin hormone loosening joints in my hands, and a bit of pregnancy-induced carpal tunnel syndrome. It's worse overnight and in the early mornings, and for me it's worse in my right hand (I'm right handed), so I've actually worn a wrist splint to bed the last few nights and it's helped a lot.
 

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hee hee hee... maybe it is the gardening and all those thank you notes and the computer <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> This morning I even see that there is a bruise on my right hand, like maybe I tore something? I am going to put some arnica on it.<br><br>
Oh dear... barreling here towards the end (also 38 weeks), I too am finding myself with a lot of the complaints I thought I just wouldn't have. Ho well... thanks for the imput, thought I might be going crazy or something.
 

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Temporary carpal tunnel syndrome isn't uncommon toward the end of pregnancy. I have to deal with it just a little bit this time around, but it was definitely worse for me during my pregnancy that ended during the winter.
 

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My hands aren't swollen (much, I did have to get my wedding ring resized), but I wake up every morning with stiff hands. I have to pump blood back into them before I get up, and it's hard to get my fingers straight until then. It's been going on for a little more than a week I think. I was going to post something about it- looks like you beat me to it!<br><br>
It's kind of like (sorry for using a drug refferance- we all had our wild days, I'm sure) when you've taken acid and wake up all stiff from the strict-nine, IMO. (FYI- That has been more than 7 years- when I was 18)
 
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