It's interesting how one thing often leads to another. During my first pregnancy, I had pre-eclampsia. In other words, my blood pressure was constantly high which led to water retention. I gained weight in general, but I was also very swollen.
Then, the swelling around my wrist caused compression of nerves there. I started experiencing severe finger numbness and tingling, as well as pins and needles. It's a horrible feeling to be pregnant and to be going through all this.
I went to the doctor who after a physical examination and listening to my symptoms diagnosed me with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. After I gave birth, everything resolved itself out. My blood pressure returned to normal, the swelling went away and so did Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. But only God knows what I went through those nine months.