Month: September 2017

  • On the Move: Recognizing and Managing Transition Stress
    On the Move: Recognizing and Managing Transition Stress
    Moving from one place to another scores high on the scale of stress factors. A seasoned counselor teaches us how to recognize and manage “transition stress.”  By Johanna de Koning Transitioning from one country to another takes time to adjust, to relearn, rebuild and to reestablish your home and yourself. It requires us to leave […]
  • To VBAC or Not to VBAC?
    To VBAC or Not to VBAC?
    With the advancements in surgical techniques, women with a straightforward pregnancy have a 75% chance of achieving vaginal birth following a C-section. What are some key considerations for this path?By Emma McNerlin  In 1916, a famous American obstetrician Edwin Cragin declared in the New York Medical Journal “Once a Caesarean always a Caesarean” (Cragin, 1916). […]
  • The Importance of Self Care
    The Importance of Self Care
    It’s easy to let the role as a parent consume you and forget to take care of yourself along the way. A mom who’s been there shares her ideas to help regain your footing. By Jinae Higashino   When a first child is born, it signifies not only the birth of a baby but also […]
  • BAMBI News September 2017
    BAMBI News September 2017
    View PDF   Dear Members, September has always been my favourite time of year. If I were back home in Ireland, I would be wrapped up in my beloved jumper while enjoying the cool autumn air and strolling through the crisp fallen leaves. As it is, September in Bangkok is altogether a much sweatier humid […]
  • Obesity in Children
    Obesity in Children
    Childhood obesity is a serious public health challenge of our time. Prevention is the best option to nip the problem in the bud. Here’s what parents can do to help their children through it. By Piyarat Lertbunnaphong, M.D.   These days, obesity has become more common in younger children. Approximately 14-15% of Thai children are […]