Author & Activist

I Want To Tell The Story Of My Sons' Births So That I Can Inspire
Women To Make More Informed Decisions During Pregnancy And
Childbirth. It's Only When We Research Evidence-Based Birth
Ourselves That We Have Real Informed Consent. 

Coming May 2017


"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.

"This book is a beautiful, raw and poignant story of the role of birthing in women’s lives.  It takes us on one women’s journey yet it is so real that it is almost impossible to not take it to heart as partly our own."  -Erica Weiss, MD, Obstetrician/Gynecologist, San Francisco, California

“Second Chance is a beautiful telling of a mother’s journey and will be empowering to many women. The ending is so wonderful, I cried.” –Amy Graff, news producer for

“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

“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