NEW YORK – It is an ailment that affects many new moms, and not only is it painful, it can actually prevent moms from picking up their babies. It’s been nicknamed "Mommy Thumb", and it is on the rise. But there are things that moms can do to prevent it.
“It would just be really sharp quick pain and it would make me want to drop whatever I was holding,” said Michelle Leo.
Even if she was holding her baby.
Two months after little Mae was born, Michelle felt the pain in her thumbs while lifting her daughter up, first the left side then the right. It’s known as Mommy Thumb or Mommy Wrist.
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