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BUMPS & BABIES & NEW MOON POSTPARTUM GROUP

 

Bumps & Babies is a support group for women who are pregnant or have recently given birth. We hold regular talks about a particular topic related to pregnancy, breastfeeding or child health. BAMBI is a project of the Childbirth and Breastfeeding Foundation of Thailand who welcomes speakers from all areas so you can be presented with a wide range of information. Professional advice from a nurse/midwife/doula is available at most meetings. Please email Fran on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information. 

When?

Wednesdays, 9:30–11:30am. Cost: BAMBI members 100 baht (with membership card), non members 300 baht.

Where?

Antique Cafe and Cakes
Soi Sawatdi 1
Off Sukhumvit 31
Sukhumvit Road
Klongton Nua
Bangkok 10110

The New Moon Postnatal Support Group is open to all mums and babies and aims to provide an opportunity for new mums to network, access evidence based support from the Bumps team and provide a caring, supportive and non-judgemental environment to share birth experiences and feelings about motherhood. For those who are interested there will be an opportunity to join in a group walk in Benjasiri Park by Phrom Phong BTS station, immediately before the meeting at 9.00am (weather permitting). For further information, please do not hesitate to contact Emma on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

When?

Every Tuesday, 9:30–11:30am (walk in Benjasiri Park at 9:00). Cost: BAMBI members 100 baht (with membership card), non members 300 baht.

Where?

Antique Cafe and Cakes
Soi Sawatdi 1
Off Sukhumvit 31
Sukhumvit Road
Klongton Nua
Bangkok 10110

BAMBI Library

Antique Cafe is also the home of the BAMBI library and have a significant collection of books about pregnancy, childbirth, baby care and parenting. All BAMBI members and non-members may borrow books from the library. A 500 baht deposit is required for each loan and you may borrow the books for a period of 2 weeks. The deposit(s) will be returned to you once you return the checked out items. The collection is displayed every week at Bumps & Babies and New Moon Group.

TENS unit rental

Bumps and Babies now have several maternity TENS units available for you to rent for your birth. Units are available to hire for a 35 day period at 400 Baht, with a 1500 Baht refundable security deposit. Units will be available at any New Moon or Bumps and Babies session. Please contact Fran on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Emma on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further details. 

Who?

Bumps & Babies Coordinator: Fran Safaie, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Bumps & Babies Assistant: Emma McNerlin, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mailing List

If you would like to keep up to date with our forthcoming sessions, please email Fran on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to be added to the Bumps and Babies/ New Moon mailing list

Join Us!

We are always looking for more midwives/breast-feeding consultants/nurses/ doulas for Bumps and Babies. If you would like to get involved with the Bumps Team please drop us a message on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Bangkok new parent support contacts:

 

Doula services

Doulas of Bangkok meet on the last Saturday of the month at Kuppa cafe on Sukhumvit soi 16 in an informal coffee and chat. For updates visit Facebook page: Doulas of Bangkok.

Erin Kannon: Certified doula*, breastfeeding counselor and childbirth educator. Contact: 087-111-7907, 02-743-0207,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Florence West: Registered Nurse Midwife (Australia). Can provide antenatal and postpartum education and support including breastfeeding. Contact: 095-546-0166,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Fran Safaie: Certified Childbirth International labour doula trainer, Certified HypnoBirthing Practitioner and Infant Massage Instructor, supporting families through pregnancy, birth and beyond. Contact: 0876131374,   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , website: www.bangkokdoula.com

Katie Foster: Certified doula*. Contact: 090-918-2123,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Rasee Govindani: DONA-certified birth doula* and childbirth educator. Languages: English and Thai. Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

*A doula is a trained (usually certified) non-medical birth attendant providing information and support to women and their partners during pregnancy, birth and new parenthood. Some doulas are trained or training midwives too.

 

Breast feeding support

Meena Sobsamai: Australian-trained childbirth educator and lactation consultant. Contact: 081-776-9391,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Breastfeeding Café Bangkok: Thursday, 10am-12pm (check FB page for up to date information on the location). BCB is a breastfeeding support group – a place where women can meet, and encourage and support each other with breastfeeding issues. Rasee Govindani will be on hand to offer advice and individual support if required (contact information listed under breastfeeding support).

 

Parenthood preparation;

Childbirth classes

Meena Sobsamai: Australian-trained childbirth educator and lactation consultant. Contact: 081-776-9391,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

BirthingMoms Lamaze Childbirth Preparation Classes by Lamaze Educator Sujata Gami. Contact at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Phone: 66990523444 Website: www.birthingmoms.com

HypnoBirthing Classes

Fran Safaie, Certified HypnoBirthing Practitioner and doula offering the Mongan Method Childbirth Preparation classes. Contact: 0876131374 Website: http://www.bangkokdoula.com/hypnobirthing-faqs/

Pregnancy and baby massage

For massage throughout pregnancy and beyond (mother and baby) contact International accredited wellness educator/trainer/therapist Doris Seau. Website: http://dorisseau.wix.com/wellness, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , mobile: 0958375856

 

Additional support

Bangkok Babywearing Club: Meets at Bangkok Breastfeeding Cafe every 3rd Tuesday of the month, 9:30-11:00am, to help parents and children learn and celebrate the joys of baby wearing. Try on slings from their sling library or get one-on-one help. For more information, contact Cari Chou:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Visit the club's Facebook Page for updates on gatherings: Bangkok Babywearing Club. 

 

Attachment Parenting Support Group:

This group has recently been set up in an effort to find like minded parents in Bangkok, to share experiences and to help first time parents in Attachment Parenting. For details of upcoming workshops and meetings email Adeline at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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