Watch the official book trailer for Second Chance.
Suzanne M. Lang talks with Thais Nye Derich about her path of self-examination and learning to discover that she, like many other women, was a victim of the medical establishment that denied her the human right of birthing her own child. Second Chance, A Mother's Quest for a Natural Birth after Cesarean is not just a book about childbirth, but about control over our own lives and simply, about being human.
Literary Mama’s ABIGAIL LALONDE featured Thais Nye Derich’s memoir, Second Chance: A Mother’s Quest for a Natural Birth after a Cesarean in her “Essential Reading: Mother’s Day” article, where she praised Derich for crushing “the stigma of home birth by juxtaposing her first birth experience, a hospital birth that culminated in an unplanned caesarean, with her second birth experience, a VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean) home birth…With brutal honesty Derich takes her reader on a journey of more than just her birth experiences.”
There is one moment during the pregnancy of my second child that I attribute to having saved my life. It wasn’t a life-saving cesarean. It wasn’t an amazing doctor who saved me. It wasn’t a drug or a modern life-saving piece of equipment.
I am sitting in a circle of supportive women when I have this realization.
“When I started planning to have a natural birth after delivering my first son via cesarean, I was up against a lot of backlash due to the increased perceived risk of a natural birth after a C-Section. Meditation and visualization kept me centered and strong in my conviction to birth my second child the way that I wanted. For me, giving birth naturally meant more than just avoiding a painful and unnecessary surgery. It meant being empowered to make informed decisions about my pregnancy. It meant honest communication between my maternity care team and myself. Most of all, it meant listening to my instincts, and learning trust in my own body.”
I'm excited to share a thoughtful and glowing reviews of Second Chance! Here's the link to the review on Enjoy Birth Blog.
Mom Egg Review reviews Thais Derich's memoir Second Chance.
Linda Thompson interviews Thais Derich about her debut memoir Second Chance.
I believe in pausing. In fact, I structure my day so that spending time with my kids in the afternoon is a break from the other things I do. I’m on the Mama Advantage podcast talking about the power of pausing:
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And you can access it on itunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-mama-advantage-podcast/id1231611309?mt=2
"Thank you for all of your support. It’s a real testimonial to your Writing Circle because that really felt supportive and made me take bigger risks in my writing. I am very grateful. The children’s book has taken on so many different edits. I will let you know what is happening as it unfolds. Lots of high fives to you."
From the Natural Mumma blog: I’m delighted to welcome the inspirational author and activist Thais Nye Derich to the site. Thais’s new memoir Second Chance: A Mother’s Quest for a Natural Birth after a Cesarean offers an honest and encouraging look at vaginal birth after c-section. Thais’ work really resounds with me because it is all about listening to your instincts. Through her wonderful blog and her upcoming book, she informs and inspires women, helping them to feel in control during childbirth. Here she talks about the delivery of her first child, and how childbirth can be a journey of self-discovery.
A beautiful night for a book launch party!
If we're lucky there's a time in our lives when the injustices become as clear as water in a glass cup. We may have to suffer before we can see through the glass to the other side. When we heal from our suffering and can see the truth, the picture is as sharp as a digital photo on a hot day. Now we have the opportunity to make those injustices right and move society to a better place.
There are injustices in the birth room, I experienced some of those. I suffered, and I saw them as not only my own but as a societal problem. Now I have the opportunity to make things better.
Today is the day my book is released! My story is not solely mine but yours. You will find bits of your own struggles and triumphs while reading mine. My wish is that all women, even those not planning to have any more children or at all, will find their way to my book and see how even the most basic right to control our body while pregnant and giving birth can be impacted by laws, culture, and external pressures. My wish for all women is that we support each other’s wishes even if they are not our own and that we stick to what we believe in and trust that we will find our way there. Thank you for purchasing my book and it is always helpful to authors if you wouldn’t mind leaving a review on Amazon. Here is the link: http://amzn.to/2poiLhl Warmly, Thais
A VBAC birth story. This is the first time I have shared my birth experience.
On May 31, 2016 I signed a book contract with She Writes Press for my memoir Second Chance. The release date is May 2017. Time to celebrate!
I’m so grateful to BabyCenter for taking on this huge and extremely sensitive subject of cesarean. If you’re interested in supporting me somehow, please comment at the bottom of the article and/or share it from one of their social media links at the top of the article. Muchas Gracias! This has been a long time coming for me, so I’m thrilled to have it out in the world today! Happy Cesarean Awareness Month!