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SUPPORT GROUPS

Bovy Wong
Bovy Veeramethanggoon
Support Groups Coordinator
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Hi! I am Bovy, the Support groups coordinator for Bambi.
 
I like working for Bambi because you meet so many mums of so many nationalities, but all with the same concerns and passion.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any (child- and/or pregnancy related) support questions.

Please see below details of the BAMBI support groups. While everyone is welcome to call or come along any time, we ask that people become BAMBI members or make a donation to help us continue this service. Many thanks for your help!

The contact person for each group is listed below. If you have any difficulties reaching a specific person please contact Bovy, Support Groups Coordinator, at any time. She will be happy to assist you. Also, if you need any support, information, or just wish to chat to someone who has experienced a situation similar to your own, please contact us.

Support is available in the many areas listed below, as well as cervical cancer, miscarriage, postnatal depression, premature birth, still birth, grief and marriage problems. Alternatively, if you feel you can provide support to others, please call to discuss how you can help.

Support Groups Coordinator

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Bovy Veeramethanggoon, 087 9772979

Please be aware that whilst we aim to provide up-to-date details on support groups or organisations, BAMBI is a volunteer organization & as such cannot vet nor endorse any person(s) or group(s) listed here.

 

BAMBI is connected to a range of support groups in Thailand. See the details below in our list. Most are open to everyone, some ask a small donation and/or some ask for a reservation.  

 

Pre- and Post-Natal Support


Birthing Moms Lamaze Childbirth Preparation Classes by Lamaze Educator Sujata Gami. Contact email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Phone: 099-052-3444.

Breastfeeding 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. . Languages: English & Thai.

Breastfeeding Café Bangkok: BCB is a breastfeeding support group – a place where women can meet, encourage and support each other with breastfeeding issues. BFC meets at Cafe Antique on Sukhumvit Soi 31, every Thursday, 9:30-11:30am. There will be a lacto doula present who can offer advice and individual support if required. For more information please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Facebook page: Bangkok Breastfeeding Café.

Bumps and Babies Bangkok: For pregnant women, new mothers and their babies, Bumps and Babies hold regular presentations on topics pertaining to pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and the postpartum period. Bumps and Babies is also home to the BAMBI library with many titles available to rent. A TENS machine hire is also available. The group meets every Wednesday except the second Wednesday of the month, 9:30-11:30am. Location: Antique Café, Soi Sawatdi 1, off Sukhumvit 31. Suggested donation is ฿150 baht for BAMBI members and ฿250  for non-members. For more info and to be added to the Bumps mailing list for details of forthcoming sessions, please contact Fran on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Postnatal Support Group New Moon: For all mothers and babies. The New Moon Team are there to support the transition into parenthood through providing a supportive and non-judgemental environment to share birth experiences and feelings about motherhood. Meetings include a mixture of structured sessions with topics related to evidence-based postnatal and baby care, and some informal sessions. Tuesdays, 9:30-11:30. Antique Café, Soi Sawatdi 1, off Sukhumvit 31. Suggested donation is ฿150 for BAMBI members and ฿250 for non-members. For more info please contact Emma on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Doulas in Bangkok: If you are pregnant and have questions about birth in Bangkok, need recommendations for doctors, hospitals and other care providers, or if you are considering hiring a doula, come and meet some of Bangkok’s doulas at a free informal gathering on the fourth Saturday of each month, 10am to 1pm at Kuppa, Sukhumvit 16. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/bangkokdoulas or email Rasee Govindani on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

  • Erin Kannon: Certified doula, breastfeeding counselor and childbirth educator. Contact: 087-111-7907, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Florence West: Registered Nurse Midwife (Australia). Can provide antenatal, intrapartum 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 doula (CBI) offering pregnancy, labour and postpartum support. Contact: 0876131374, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , www.bangkokdoula.com
  • Michele Blancpain: www.micheleblancpain.com
  • Mandy Smith: Birth Doula - certified through DONA International. Contact: 090-918-9001, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Rasee Govindani: DONA-certified birth doula. Languages: English and Thai. Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , website: doularasee.com

 
Fertility Support Group
This is a monthly group for those who wish to discuss fertility matters. The aim of the group is to create a meeting place to chat and share experiences, and to offer support in a non-medical framework. The group meets at 10am on the first Tuesday of every month at D’ark restaurant and cafe in Emquartier. For more information email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . There’s also a secret group on Facebook: IVF Bangkok. To join, please email Namaste: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your Facebook link, or send a private message in Facebook: Namaste Nicolai.
 

Parenting


BAMBI Bangkok Adoption Support Group
There are many people in Bangkok who are adopting or have adopted a child. For more information please contact the Adoption Support Coordinator, Sarah Dix at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on Facebook, www.facebook.com/groups/bambiadoptionsupport/.

Bangkok Area Homeschool Network Group
If you are interested in homeschooling your child(ren) you can find many network groups on Facebook. For more information please contact Adeline Mills at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Bangkok Babywearing Club
This group aims to help parents and children learn and celebrate the joys of babywearing. You are welcome to try on slings from our sling library or get one-on-one help. For more information please contact Cari Chou: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Visit the Facebook page for updates on gatherings: Bangkok Babywearing Club.

Compassionate Friends
A support group for parents and other family members who have lost a child or children either post- or prenatally. This group is run by a couple who have lost children and aim to provide a space where affected family members can share and discuss the grief they are experiencing. For more information please contact Nicole Lasas on 085-240-3803 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or Gregor Former on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

International Parenting Network (IPN)
This is a parenting networking organization based in Bangkok, offering a wide range of parenting support services to parents and childcare professionals through events, seminars and workshops. IPN provides parents with family-based resources, learning opportunities, and effective techniques and strategies designed to support the raising of well-balanced children. For more information visit www.ipnthailand.com, call 081-826-2399 or 093-112-9814, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Parenting Support Group
Alessandra Rodel, Parent Coach, hosts informal get togethers to discuss parenting and challenges. The group will cover any topic that may be of interest to parents of children 0-8 years of age, such as: bonding, discipline, play, school advocacy, cognitive/social/emotional development, routines, motivation, time management, etc. If there's demand for other age groups, please let Alessandra know. Sessions are held Fridays, 10:00-11:30am, every two weeks (see schedule on Facebook: www.facebook.com/Bangkok-Parenting-With-Coach-Alessandra-Support-Group-535086600006703), at Little Pea Cafe, The Commons, Thonglor 17. Contact email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Please confirm your participation at least 2 days in advance.

Pattaya BAMBI Group
If you live in the Pattaya/Rayong area and are keen to meet other BAMBI members, please contact Sally/Azumi/Amanda/Rani at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Single Parents Support Group
Are you a single parent who would like to meet other single parents in Bangkok? Please join our weekly coffee morning. Depending on the ages of the children, playdates can be organised as well. We meet on Tuesday or Thursday mornings at the Starbucks in Sukhumvit Soi 23. For more information please contact Alan on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Fathers and mothers are all welcome!

TWINS and Multiples Group
This group provides support and contacts for parents who have, or are expecting, twins or multiples. There’s also a weekly playgroup and a monthly dinner. The group is not just for English-speaking parents, they can provide support in French, Spanish, Portuguese, Thai, etc. For more information please contact Jessica Pelham on 089-685-9615 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or look for the Facebook page: Bangkok Twins Group.

Working Moms
WOMBLES is a group of working mothers (paid/charity work) who meet on the second Thursday of the month for dinner around hip restaurants in Bangkok. You can go alone and end up making some new friends. BAMBI also offers delicious welcome drinks for everyone. For more info please email Bovy or Alessandra at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or check out further details on the BAMBI Facebook page www.facebook.com/BAMBIBangkok
 

Special Needs


LEAP (Learning and Educational Advocacy Program)
This group serves as a point of contact for parents in need of support, referrals and information concerning their children’s special needs, including learning disabilities, developmental delays, sensory integration and autism. For further information email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Rainbow Room - A Special Needs Awareness Center
This is a group of parents, family and friends of individuals with developmental and behavioral special needs, who come together to raise positive awareness by offering information, education, empowerment and encouragement through a “parent-to-parent” model. Meetings for parents of children with Down's Syndrome held every 4th Wednesday of the month; meeting for parents of children with autism, every 2nd Thursday of the month. An inclusive playgroup is held every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month, at 11/13 Thonglor 25 Sukhumvit 55 Wattana, Bangkok 10110 Thailand. For further information and to RSVP, please contact The Rainbow Room on 02-023-2396 or www.facebook.com/specialrainbow.

Support Group for Parents with Dyslexic Children
This is a support group for parents with children who are struggling with reading, writing and spelling or those who are dyslexic. Dyslexia in Thailand provides information, support and solutions to the families of children who are struggling with dyslexia. For further information please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit www.dyslexiainthailand.com. Any queries will be forwarded to qualified specialised ‘Orton Gillingham’ teachers (there are only three in Thailand) who will be able to assist the parents or arrange a meeting.


Support to Women


Achieving Balance - Group Session
This is a supportive environment for women living in a foreign country who are interested in professional and personal development. If sometimes you feel defocused, frustrated or lost and don’t see any solutions in your particular situation, we provide support to achieve your balance. This support group is led by an Erickson Professional Coach. Contact and registration: 080-566-1026 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Tatiana). If you are interested, we meet on the last Wednesday of the month, 10am–12.30pm at Omroom, 8th Fl. Alma Link Building, 25 Soi Chidlom.

Bangkok Breast Cancer Support Group (BBCS)
This group aims to provide personal attention as well as mental and emotional support to women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. Please contact Daljeet Saluja (Chairperson) at 02-256-4991 ext. 1026 or 081- 9272176, or Anita T. at 081-550-1970 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . BBCS is based at the Queen Sirikit Center, Basement Level, Chulalongkorn Hospital, 1873 Rama IV Road, Bangkok. If you can’t get through on the phone, the best way to contact them is by email, as it is checked several times a day when the office is closed or unattended.

 

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