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
Derich’s memoir is also an important contribution to the current international debate about human rights in childbirth and the critical role of respectful maternity care. In today’s world it is no longer acceptable to move ahead with or simply recommend a procedure or a course of care. It is women themselves who get to decide what they are willing to consent to and what to refuse.
Without respect for autonomy and women’s ability to make their own informed decisions about how they want to give birth it will be difficult for caregivers to gain the trust of the women they serve.