Research shows that the type of birth does influence the chances of a mother developing postpartum depression. Read "Unplanned Cesarean and Trauma" by Thais Derich.
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Second Chance is a beautiful and gripping memoir, but it also has a broader purpose and message to share about the current state of maternity care in the United States.
Derich does a phenomenal job of portraying tension. Moments with her husband, her OB, and the nurses had me clenching my stomach and holding my breath.
Author and speaker Thais Nye Derich discusses her journey through unexpected cesarean with her first baby and her quest for a natural birth after cesarean with her second.
Background Thais Nye Derich
Diet and exercise during pregnancy
Thais' first birth story
Birth triggering previous emotional trauma
Physical recovery and 'Phantom Pain'
2nd Birth- The battle of finding a VBAC supportive doctor
Home birth after cesarean