MICA Month 2021: Standing Up for Those Who Can’t

May, the month we celebrate mothers, launches our fourth annual MICA Month. Standing Up for Those Who Can’t is our theme to advocate and to educate globally regarding maternal nerve injury from childbirth birth awareness.

Awareness and Education on “A Midwife Nation”

Jamie is a certified nurse midwife. Her goal is to help women through their pregnancy, birth, postpartum. She loves what she does and feels so blessed to walk alongside any woman’s joy or hardship, and truly believes that together we are stronger. In February, Jamie posted a great blog post about lower extremity nerve injury thatContinue reading “Awareness and Education on “A Midwife Nation””

Awareness and Education on “A Midwife Nation”

Jamie is a certified nurse midwife. Her goal is to help women through their pregnancy, birth, postpartum. She loves what she does and feels so blessed to walk alongside any woman’s joy or hardship, and truly believes that together we are stronger. In February, Jamie posted a great blog post about lower extremity nerve injury thatContinue reading “Awareness and Education on “A Midwife Nation””

Nerve Damage Education and Advocacy Update

Today I would like to share huge news for the prevention of maternal nerve injuries! A big thank you to Jennifer Gibson Webb, RN, BSN, CCRN, and Martha Sleutel, PhD, RN, CNS, C-EFM for their tireless work and advocacy to the medical community on behalf of all women who have suffered nerve damage from childbirthContinue reading “Nerve Damage Education and Advocacy Update”

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”

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””

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”

MICA Month 2019

Welcome to the second Maternal Nerve Injury from Childbirth Awareness Month, MICA 2019. The MICA team never imagined, in our wildest dreams, the incredible impact our advocacy would have in only one year. Nerve Damage From Childbirth doubled in website traffic the first month we launched our awareness month. The MICA Facebook  page received over 5,000Continue reading “MICA Month 2019”