A Birth Plan Derailed

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 info@nervedamagefromchildbirth.com.


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”

Bilateral femoral neuropathy: a journey to recovery

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”

Postpartum Lumbosacral Plexopathy on a Beautiful October Day

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 info@nervedamagefromchildbirth.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”