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bell's palsy and pregnancy

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  • Posted By: bckylin55
  • February 11, 2007
  • 06:46 PM

my niece is 8 months pregnant,she has been hit with bell's palsy.Her doctor says it is common in pregnancy.I've never heard that before,is this true?

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  • i am 32 weeks pregnant and got Bell's Palsy about 3 weeks ago. I've done the world of research on it so far and every where i read it say you are 3 times more like to contract bell's while pregnant. Although no one seems to know why for sure, it's assumed that the excess water in our bodies while we are pregnant blocks the seventh nerve's signals to the brain. if it doesn't clear up within 3 weeks, she could be looking at six months of it.the only remedies I've found so far that i trust to take while pregnant is folic acid although she should ask her doctor how much per day. were recommended to take at least 325 ml a day in your third trimester but I'm not sure if most prenatal vitamins contain any.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 28, 2008
    • 05:38 PM
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  • I got Bell's Palsey 3 days after I gave birth to my daughter. She is 6 now but at the time I had no idea what is was and it totally freaked me out! From what I was told, there are several ways that you can get it. Mine was more than likely caused by a pinched nerve on the side of my face while I was sleeping on my side. I was also told that most cases go away within 2 weeks. Mine took over 2 months!! And it still to this day, it acts up on me every once in a while. I was never told to take anything for it, (although I wasn't pregnant) the dr.'s just said that it would eventually go away and my face would go back to normal. So far so good!Good Luck!
    BeachGirl4Life 1 Replies
    • September 4, 2008
    • 11:22 PM
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