BAMBI Magazine June 2021

Published on: June 08, 2021

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Dear BAMBI members, 

This month we cover one of the most exhausting, inspiring, and transformational phases in a woman’s life: pregnancy!

I have to admit that I never felt like pregnancy was the best stage of my life like so many women do. Those 42 weeks, yes 42 weeks! were full of mixed feelings. It was like a rollercoaster. I was constantly tired and always hungry, but all those new sensations like the baby kicking, the realisation that my body was doing something incredible, even just having luscious hair – they all helped to make the wait bearable, and then there she was.

When I saw her eyes, my heart burst with amazing feelings of immense love, care and protection, but also fear. I have never been more scared in my life. Feeling so overwhelmed and without my family close, I was grateful I had so much support from my husband and friends. It’s true when they say “it takes a village to raise a kid”.

One of our main objectives in BAMBI is to support international and local parents, especially mothers, in learning about and navigating pregnancy. We are happy to bring back our Bumps session every Wednesday led by midwife Emma. Check our calendar for the most up-to-date information including details of the new location. 

Towards the end of the magazine, you can also find details of many support groups here in Bangkok that will be happy to help when you are feeling overwhelmed with many different aspects of becoming and being a parent – just reach out!

Gloria Pino
Chairwoman

 

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