Second Chance: A Mother's Quest For A Natural Birth After A Cesarean by Thais Nye DerichSecond Chance: A Mother's Quest For A Natural Birth After A Cesarean by Thais Nye Derich

Second Chance: A Mother's Quest For A Natural Birth After A Cesarean

byThais Nye Derich

Paperback | May 9, 2017

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On the joyful day of her son's birth, Thais Derich never questioned going to the hospital. A week later, she walked out physically, spiritually, and emotionally injured, and fully disabused of the idea that the medical field would ever put her best interests before protocol, money, and legal concerns. The next three years of her life were spent recovering from that day, and preparing herself to do things her way when she became pregnant again. And then she did get pregnant again-and that resolve was put to the test.A universal story about betrayal and trust and the roller coaster ride in between, Second Chance illuminates the many ways in which our healthcare system is broken when it comes to helping women give birth, and gives a voice to all the mothers who have walked away from their delivery experiences wondering what the hell just happened.
Thais Derich was born in Carmel, CA. She is a graduate of California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo, and lived for two years in Belgium and France studying French before returning to live in California. After starting her own software training business and traveling the US teaching software at Fortune-500 companies, she and he...
Title:Second Chance: A Mother's Quest For A Natural Birth After A CesareanFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.68 inPublished:May 9, 2017Publisher:She Writes PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1631522183

ISBN - 13:9781631522185


Editorial Reviews

2017 Foreword Indies Finalist in Adult Nonfiction-Health"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"So many women today don't believe that they have choices when it comes to giving birth - but Thais Derich shows us the way in her brave and beautifully written memoir. It is an important and timely story - a memoir full of heartache, resilience, and joy. My hope is that all women considering motherhood will find their way to Thais Derich's book."-Melissa Cistaro, author of Pieces of My Mother, a NCIBA Best Nonfiction Book of 2015 winner"I've read a lot of book-length birth stories, but Derich's stands out as especially revealing of the weaknesses in our system."-Ina May Gaskin, best-selling author and midwife"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"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"A raw and revealing memoir which illuminates the maze of emotions during birth."-Maria Iorillo, Licensed Midwife (LM), Certified Professional Midwife (CPM), past first Vice President of the Midwives Alliance of North America and the Chairwoman of the California Association of Midwives