She Writes Press, 2017
“I’ve read a lot of birth stories, but Ms. Derich’s stands out as especially revealing of the weaknesses in our system.” – Ina May Gaskin, Bestselling Author & Midwife
"Thais’s raw and revealing memoir of her two births illuminates the maze of emotions that she felt while being cared for completely differently in each one . . . She also reflects on how the deep process of birthing helped her uncover and heal issues with her own mother–such is the capacity of a deep inner opening and exploration." – Maria Iorillo,Certified Professional Midwife, former Vice President of the Midwives Alliance of North America, and Chairwoman of the California Association of Midwives.
"Women are so often told that they have no control over childbirth and should adapt to whatever happens. Thais Derich proves that this is wrong. In a beautiful telling of her own experience, she proves that standing strong to have a VBAC after a C-Section is worth it! Her empowering story shows that women really can do anything!" – Amy Graff, news producer for SFGATE.com
“An unbiased, highly transparent account of one woman’s journey through the labyrinth of emotions and experiences that can accompany the post-cesarean birthing woman within the U.S.” – LaQuitha Glass, Former President of the International Cesarean Awareness Network
"So many women today don't believe that they have choices when it comes to giving birth – but Thais Derich shows us the way in her brave and timely story – a memoir full of heartache, resilience and joy. My hope is that all women considering motherhood will find their way to Thais's book. —Melissa Cistaro, Author of Pieces of My Mother, a NCIBA BEST NONFICTION BOOK OF 2015 winner