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”

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”

Femoral Nerve Damage: A Physical and Mental Healing

Below is a story from mommy, Amanda T. from Tempe, Arizona, who suffered femoral nerve damage in her left leg in 2016 during the birth of her first child. Thank you so much Amanda for sharing your story with all of us!       On June 30, 2016 I delivered my son vaginally. IContinue reading “Femoral Nerve Damage: A Physical and Mental Healing”

3 Ways to Cope with Nerve Damage from Childbirth

Mom of three, Viridiana Word, shares three ways she coped with sciatic nerve damage from childbirth. The majority of nerve injuries from childbirth happen during vaginal deliveries; injuries occurring during a c-section, such as Viridiana’s, are even more rare. A huge thank you to Viridiana for sharing her story and her advice. We had everything plannedContinue reading “3 Ways to Cope with Nerve Damage from Childbirth”

The Fight to Walk Again

This blog post is by a mom who suffered from femoral nerve damage just under a year ago. Feel free to leave a positive or helpful comment below. A big thank you to Rachel F. for sharing her story. If you would like to share your applicable story or have an idea for another blogContinue reading “The Fight to Walk Again”

What a difference a year makes

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 wouldContinue reading “What a difference a year makes”

Maternal Nerve Injury from Childbirth Awareness Month

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 damageContinue reading “Maternal Nerve Injury from Childbirth Awareness Month”

A year of unknown

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 haveContinue reading “A year of unknown”

A Boy’s Fight for the Cause

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 aContinue reading “A Boy’s Fight for the Cause”