This blog post is by a mom who suffered from nerve damage a little over a year ago. She is a NICU nurse, who delivered at the hospital where she works. Feel free to leave a positive or helpful comment below. A big thank you to Erin E. for sharing her story. If you would like to share your applicable story or have an idea for another blog post, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Today was a fabulous reminder of how time can heal. I took the first picture last year on Mother’s Day and the second one is from this year on Mother’s Day. Last year I couldn’t hold my sweet 2 month old 11 pound baby due to the injury from his birth. Continue reading “What a difference a year makes”
Announcing the first annual MICA Month-Maternal Nerve Injury from Childbirth Awareness Month
by Molly Ann Carey & Martha Valentine Tutrani
I am excited to announce the launch of the first annual MICA month. May, the month of celebrating mothers, is the perfect time of year to bring awareness to femoral, peroneal, and sciatic nerve damage from labor and delivery. The goal of MICA is to bring attention to this rare, but highly preventable outcome from labor and delivery.Continue reading “Maternal Nerve Injury from Childbirth Awareness Month”
This blog post is by a mom who suffered from nerve damage over a year ago and now is pregnant with her second child. Feel free to leave a positive or helpful comment below. A big thank you to Rufial for sharing her story. If you would like to share your applicable story or have an idea for another blog post, please email email@example.com.
I had a very extensive birth plan as my anxiety about having the baby was pretty high,
It seemed to cover everything. I had a room at the hospital for my husband to stay in so he could be there to look after the baby if I was overwhelmed, I had a team of people working with me to make sure I was comfortable and not anxious in the birth and afterward. Part of the plan was to be induced at 39 weeks, to not have anyone except the midwife in the delivery room and to try avoid a C-Section.Continue reading “A year of unknown”
Sarah is a mom who suffered from nerve damage during childbirth. When she came home from the hospital, she not only had to take care of her newborn, but also a 4 year old son. Well, 12 years later the son is on a mission. The experience left such an impact on him that, as a high school junior, he is now working to disseminate information about nerve injuries during labor and delivery to those that can best prevent them: OB/GYNs. He is also hoping to reach neurologists, primary care physicians and anesthesiologists. He created the below brochure to hand out to these groups.Continue reading “A Boy’s Fight for the Cause”
This is “Nerve Damage from Childbirth’s” third blog post by a mom who suffered from femoral neuropathy. Feel free to leave a positive or helpful comment below. A big thank you to Amy N. for sharing her story. If you would like to share your applicable story or have an idea for another blog post, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
I can actually recall the time I spent sitting in front of my computer debating which font would best reflect the labor I had chosen as I drafted my birth plan. This, as you would expect, was not time well-spent.
Like many of the women I knew in my Bay Area group of friends, I planned on having a natural birth without any medication or medical intervention whatsoever. I even spent some time researching which crystals would support this natural and spiritual transition into motherhood. I decided I would be one of the women who had an orgasm during labor. I would have chosen to have a home water birth, but my husband and I eventually compromised deciding on an unmedicated birth in a well-respected, local hospital. I found it was so easy to decide just what kind of labor I would have.Continue reading “A Birth Plan Derailed”
This story was written by Reagan S., the creator of “Nerve Damage from Childbirth.”
Writing this was harder than I expected. After having created this whole website, you’d think just sharing my experience and the reason behind creating this website, would be easy. But it wasn’t. Making the website was very factual. It wasn’t about me; it was about a health condition and a larger group of people. Writing this story is me. It’s now part of who I am. Sharing this is exposing a part of my story, a part of my heart and soul, that I generally keep tucked away.
I warn you, this post is long. I didn’t feel like I could share as much, hopefully, helpful information for those that need it by cutting it short. And I warn you, this post is real. It talks about dilating, nipples, catheters, commodes, and more. So bare with me. Hopefully it’ll be worth it in the end.Continue reading “Bilateral femoral neuropathy: a journey to recovery”
This is “Nerve Damage from Childbirth’s” first blog post by a mom who suffered from lumbosacral plexopathy. Feel free to leave a positive or helpful comment below. A big thank you to Anne G. for sharing her story. If you would like to share your applicable story or have an idea for another blog post, please email email@example.com.
On a beautiful sunny day in October, I walked very pregnant into the hospital after being diagnosed with preeclempsia. I remember vividly that I wore a pair of brown flip-flops, thinking they’d be easy to slip on and off throughout my stay. My son was born the next day. But long after the epideral wore off, my right leg and foot were still numb. A neurologist at the hospital where I delivered said that my nerves had been compressed at the level of my right knee because of the stirrups used during labor.Continue reading “Postpartum Lumbosacral Plexopathy on a Beautiful October Day”