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.

Mental Health After Femoral Nerve Damage

An incredibly strong mama shares with us today her mental journey with femoral nerve damage. Her powerful story truly shows that this injury reaches far beyond our lower extremities. It affects every aspect of life after having a baby. Thank you so much for being brave enough to share this story with us and helpingContinue reading “Mental Health After Femoral Nerve Damage”

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”

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.

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!”