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””

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”

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”

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”

Five Months of Femoral Nerve Damage

Today’s blog post is thanks for Carissa M, a strong mama who suffered from femoral nerve damage from the birth of her daughter. Many thanks to her for sharing her story and helping so many along the way. We wish her the absolute best in her continued healing.   Where my Story Begins As IContinue reading “Five Months of Femoral Nerve Damage”