Support Groups:

Facebook support group (the group is kept private in order to provide a safe space for the members; click this link to ask to be added to the group):

Maternal Nerve Injury from Childbirth Awareness Month Facebook Group:  

Unhindered Steps Facebook Group:  

Online Articles:

Obstetrical Nerve Injury:

Incidence of Postpartum Lumbosacral Spine and Lower Extremity Nerve Injuries:

Neuropathy: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments:

Postpartum Femoral Neuropathy: relic of an earlier era?:

Lumbosacral plexus injury following vaginal delivery with epidural analgesia -A case report-:

Postpartum femoral neuropathy: more common than you think:

I lost my birth plan and, temporarily, my ability to walk:

Peripheral Nerve Injury Associated With Labor:

An Uncommon Case of Bilateral Peroneal Nerve Palsy following Delivery: A Case Report and Review of the Literature:

Obstetrical lumbosacral plexus injury:

Footdrop during pregnancy or labor due to obstetric lumbosacral plexopathy:

A preventable cause of foot drop during childbirth:

Postpartum foot drop. A case report:

Offline Articles:

Aminoff, Michael J. “Neurological Disorders and Pregnancy.” (Oct. 1, 1976): 325-335.

Bashar, Katirjl, Asa J. Wilbourn, Susan L. Scarberry, and David C. Preston. “Intrapartum Maternal Lumbosacral Plexoplathy.” Muscle and Nerve (Sept. 2002): 340-347.

Brown, J.T. and A. McDougall. “Traumatic Maternal Birth Palsy.” The Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of the British Empire. Vol. 64, issue 3 (1957): 431-435.

Bunch, Kristen and Erica Hope. “Case Study: Uncommon Case of Bilateral Peroneal Nerve Palsy following Delivery: A Case Report and Review of the Literature.” Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 746480, 4 pages

Holdcroft, A., F. B. Gifferd, R. L. Hargrove, D.F. Hawkins, and C.I. Dellaportas. “Neurological Complications Associated with Pregnancy.” British Journal of Anesthesia. Vol. 75 (1995): 522-526.

Klein, Autumn M.D. Ph.D. “Peripheral Nerve Disease in Pregnancy.” Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology. Vol. 56, No. 2 (June 2013): 382-388.

O’Neal, Mary Angela, M.D. “Postpartum Spinal Cord, Root, Plexus, and Peripheral Nerve Injuries Involving Lower Extremities: A Practical Approach.” International Anesthesia Research Society. Vol. 120, No. 1 (Jan. 2015): 141-148.

Whittaker, William G. M.D. “Injuries to the Sacral Plexus in Obstetrics.” Vol 79 (Oct. 15, 1953): 622-627.

Wong, Cynthia A. M.D., “Nerve Injuries after Anaesthesia and their Medicolegal Implications.” Best Practice & Research Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology. Vol. 24 (2010): 367-381.


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