I am almost 35 weeks and my limbs have been doing that for about 12 weeks now. I have high blood pressure that I take meds for. I think it has to do with how the baby is laying. I notice some nights this does not happen and some nights it does. It also happens sometimes during the day depending on how I am sitting. I am hoping it goes away once baby is here. I mentioned it to my midwife and she seemed to think the same thing.
I have carpal tunnel and it causes my arms and hands to go completely numb when I go to sleep at night. Even some times while holding my cell phone to my ear or doing different things. But im starting to notice its getting worse with my pregnancy. Im not saying in your case it carpal tunnel, especially if its your legs too. I just know that’s what causes mine.
hi, yes its very common in pregnancy to get numbness in all extremities of the body and as your pregnancy progresses many may develop carpal tunnel syndrome and some times in the legs if you cross them. Reason: We end up with extra blood building up in your body, this is to help with the baby growing and getting nutrients to it. Our hearts in response, responds by pumping slightly quicker to push it around the body. It only takes the slightest change in posture to inpinge on the nerve endings and restrict the flow – thus causing numbness. The only way to stop it is to not cross our legs and trying not to sleep with our arms across our tummy – which is hard to do when your subconscious is doing something else when your sleeping. Its also important to keep healthy and well hydrated too. Because with the extra blood flow comes the risk of clotting if we are well hydrated and keeping healthy too. As for after birth, Carpal Tunnel will disappear too. best of luck everyone!!