Why does my wrist hurt during week 33?

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When the tissues in your hand and wrist hold fluid, they put pressure on nerves and can cause pain or numbness. This sensation on what is called the carpal tunnel happens frequently during pregnancy. To help with the discomfort, try a brace for your wrist or elevate your hand on a pillow.

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