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BOOK INFORMATION

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  • Title: Second Chance: A Mother’s Quest for a Natural Birth After a Cesarean
  • Publisher: She Writes Press / May 9, 2017
  • Print ISBN: 978-1631522185| Trade paper, 256 pages, 5.5” x 8.5”, $16.95
  • E-ISBN: 978-1-63152-219-2 | eBook, $9.95
  • Distributed by Ingram Publisher Services

RADIO AND PODCASTS

  • NPR - A Novel Idea
    Host Suzanne M. Lang and Thais discuss feminism and how it's interwoven in my memoir "Second Chance."
  • KPFA
    Host Jovelyn Richards and Thais discuss my deepest feelings around my memoir "Second Chance."
  • MAMA CEO PODCAST
    Host Megan Flatt and Thais discuss the power of pausing.
  • THE AUTHOR SHOW
    Linda Thompson interviews Thais Derich about her debut memoir Second Chance.

REVIEWS

  • VBAC.COM
    Nicette Jukelevics  MA, ICCE, says, "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."
  • SENSE AND SENSIBILITY
    Cara Terreri, CD (DONA), LCCE says, "Second Chance a memorable and engaging book that I found hard to put down."
  • LAMAZE INTERNATIONAL
  • HUMAN RIGHTS IN CHILDBIRTH
  • INTERNATIONAL CESAREAN AWARENESS NETWORK
  • GIVING BIRTH WITH CONFIDENCE
  • LITERARY MAMA
    Literary Mama’s ABIGAIL LALONDE featured Thais Nye Derich’s memoir, Second Chance 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.”
  • MOM EGG REVIEW
    Kerry Neville reviews Second Chance: "All too often, childbirth is depicted through the rosy lens of the birth’s afterglow: the mother gazing down at her swaddled infant at her breast, woozy and love drunk. Adrienne Rich argues, in Of Woman Born, that “As soon as a woman knows that a child is growing in her body, she falls under the power of theories, ideals, archetypes, descriptions of her new existence, almost none of which have come from other women.” 

  • ENJOY BIRTH BLOG
    Sheridan, author of the blog Enjoy Birth, Hypno-Doula, and author of The Top Three Tips  reviews Second Chance: "I really wanted to be able to sit down with Thais and let her know that all she was feeling was normal and offer her some energy clearing to help her shift to a better place."