Year: 2017

  • Zika Virus and Pregnancy: What You Need to Know
    Zika Virus and Pregnancy: What You Need to Know

    By now, we’ve all heard about Zika. What is it, and what does its presence mean? Bumps and Babies takes a closer look at the current evidence-based health advice for women who are pregnant or contemplating pregnancy in a Zika-affected area. By Emma McNerlin   With worrying reports of the cluster of 1,400 cases of Zika-related […]

  • BAMBI News October 2017
    BAMBI News October 2017

    View PDF   Dear Members, Welcome to October! As many of you may know, BAMBI started its playgroup at British Club 35 years ago. Since then, BAMBI has grown and is running between 11 and 13 playgroups per week, plus new members coffee morning and pop-up playgroups. That is around 50 playgroups a month! This […]

  • Anger Management Tips for the Frustrated Parent  子育て中に知りたい アンガーマネジメントとは
    Anger Management Tips for the Frustrated Parent 子育て中に知りたい アンガーマネジメントとは

    Raising little rascals, no matter how delightful, certainly comes with its moments of frustration and anger. How can anger management techniques help us with parenting? By Cate Katsura [日本語記事へ]   “I never used to be so irritable, but ever since having a child, I seem to get angry so often!” Losing your temper with a […]

  • 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” […]

  • 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 […]