“SECOND LABOR” Postpartum Stories – Book and Monologues


“Honestly refreshing…an indispensable parenting book.” – Readers’ Favorite, 5 Stars 

“Valier’s work is commendable in that it exposes the dire need for a strong support system…a must-read for any pregnant family.”  BlueInk – Outstanding ‘Starred’
(online from July 16, 2018)

“Women who can relate to the experiences shared here may well find Valier’s collection cathartic.” Publisher’s Weekly BookLife

“…adds a valuable note to a neglected conversation. This uplifting, raw collection sheds light on challenges while also portraying soulful resilience.”
Clarion Foreword

“…a must-have handout to every mom as soon as they give birth or adopt a new baby.”TheBabySpot.ca

In August 2017, my postpartum-stories compilation (a four-year project!), SECOND LABOR: Mothers Share POST-Birth Stories,  was published. Soon afterward, the worldwide premiere of SECOND LABOR Live! Post-Birth Monologues was a smashing hit! Over 100 women turned out in the relaxed dinner-theater space.

See YouTube clips of the SECOND LABOR Live! Monologues here.

BUY THE BOOK on Amazon.
Get your copy, and order gifts
for mothers, fathers (they love it!),
and expectant parents.

In addition to rave reviews, SECOND LABOR is featured in the following:

Press Release – “SECOND LABOR” Book & Monologues

The Value of Postpartum Stories (Podcast – Birthful.com)

Home With Baby: How to Thrive Post-Birth (DreamingOfBaby.com)

What Happens After You Have a Baby? (TheBabySpot.ca)

Moms Share Their Postpartum Struggles in a New Book (JewishBoston.com)

Book on Post-Birth Stories Stirring, Inspirational (5 Towns Jewish Times)

Lessons Women Learn Postpartum (Washington Jewish Week)



2 thoughts on ““SECOND LABOR” Postpartum Stories – Book and Monologues

  1. Hi Dyane,

    Catching up on comments here! Tx for your appreciation. SECOND LABOR was published in August and I’m pleased to say is being well-received! This page has been updated – feel free to check it out for more info on its reviews and media features, and how to order the book. How is your book going? Best, Chaya

  2. Congratulations on “Second Labor,” Chaya!

    I like to check out the upcoming postpartum-themed books and I noticed your book today.
    That’s wonderful your book offers a wide variety of women’s experiences during the significant post-birth time!

    My memoir “Birth of a New Brain – Healing from Postpartum Bipolar Disorder,” is the first book that addresses postpartum bipolar (a.k.a. bipolar, peripartum onset) – a rare form of bipolar disorder as well as a perinatal mood and anxiety disorder. It will be published on Oct. 10th and features my wonderful postpartum doula Salle Webber. (She wrote “The Gentle Art of Newborn Family Care.” )

    I wish you the best as your book is “born” into the world. I love your vivid and unique cover, and I look forward to reading it.

    Take care,

    Dyane Harwood

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