A Miscarriage after Nerve Damage

October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. It was started in 1988 to recognize the grief of bereaved parents and to show support to the families who have gone through such a tragic loss. As many as 1 in 4 known pregnancies end in miscarriage, but it can still be an incredibly lonely andContinue reading “A Miscarriage after Nerve Damage”

Foot Drop Awareness Day: 2 Years of Recovery

Today’s blog post is by Jodi M, who suffered from severe peroneal and tibial nerve damage in 2016 after the birth of her first child, resulting in foot drop. A huge thank you to her for all her advocacy work. I cannot believe that this is my third year participating in National Foot Drop AwarenessContinue reading “Foot Drop Awareness Day: 2 Years of Recovery”

Keep pushing, keep exercising, keep hope: A story about foot drop

Today’s blog post features the tenacity of Farrah W, a mama who suffered from foot drop after the delivery of her child. Thank you, Farrah, for sharing your story. We wish you continued healing and success. I joined this page (Moms with Femoral/Peroneal/Sciatic Nerve Damage from Labor and Delivery Facebook Group) years ago after havingContinue reading “Keep pushing, keep exercising, keep hope: A story about foot drop”

From labor to present, pain and neuropathy

Below is a Brooke’s story. She’s from regional Western Australia and suffered neuropathy in her foot and leg after giving birth. Brooke, thank you for sharing so much of your journey with all of us. At 1:30pm, on my due date, my water broke.

An Interview with “Someone You Should Meet”

Recently, nerve damage from childbirth was featured on Claire Renwick’s YouTube station “Someone You Should Meet.” Claire chatted with Paula Wroble, the founder of the facebook support group Moms with Femoral/Peroneal/Sciatic Nerve Damage from Labor/Delivery, and Martha Tutrani, the creator of MICA Month. So grab a cup of tea, maybe a box of tissues, andContinue reading “An Interview with “Someone You Should Meet””

Femoral Neuropathy: Q&A

Below is a Q&A with Jeni M, who suffered femoral neuropathy after the birth of her baby. Thank you Jeni for sharing your story! You are one strong mama! What type (if you know) of nerve injury do you have? Femoral neuropathy- right side How was it diagnosed?

Concluding MICA Month

As May and therefore MICA Month, come to an end, I wanted to thank the entire MICA and Unhindered Steps teams for their work. I would also like to thank the entire nerve damage from childbirth family, who shared MICA month updates, stories, and information. When I created this website, I had the goal toContinue reading “Concluding MICA Month”

She Gave Birth and Lost Her Ability to Walk!

Today’s post highlights Unhindered Steps, an advocacy partner of MICA month. Thank you to all of the volunteers for you tireless efforts to bring awareness to nerve damage from childbirth. Most women imagine walking into a hospital to give birth and walking out with a newborn. However, few  think that they would lose their abilityContinue reading “She Gave Birth and Lost Her Ability to Walk!”

MICA Month 2020 Standing Up for Those Who Can’t

By: Martha Valentine Tutrani Welcome to MICA 2020, year three of Maternal Nerve Injury from Childbirth Awareness Month. Our theme is Standing Up for Those Who Can’t. While we have been united in dealing with MICA as a global community, we are additionally united in 2020 with the COVID-19 pandemic. I have great confidence, thatContinue reading “MICA Month 2020 Standing Up for Those Who Can’t”

Shattered Dreams and Blessings: A Birth and Recovery Story

Amanda K shares an amazing, detailed and emotional story about her journey with femoral nerve damage. A huge thank you to her for sharing her story with us. I had my last prenatal appointment on a Monday. It was October 15, 2018 and I was told to come back at 6:00 p.m. that night toContinue reading “Shattered Dreams and Blessings: A Birth and Recovery Story”