Support Groups

There are a range of support groups in Bangkok. Most are open to everyone, some ask for a small donation, and some require a reservation.

The groups listed here are run independently of BAMBI, except where otherwise noted. This listing is provided for informational purposes only, and inclusion does not constitute endorsement by BAMBI. Please contact the respective groups for more information.

Pre- and Post-Natal Support

BAMBI Bumps and Babies Bangkok
For pregnant women, new mothers and their babies, Bumps and Babies holds regular talks 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, 9:30am-11:30 at Antique Café (Soi Sawatdi 1, off Sukhumvit 31); and one Saturday per month (check Calendar for dates). Suggested donation is ฿100 for BAMBI members and ฿300 for non-members. For more info and to be added to the Bumps mailing list for details of forthcoming sessions, please contact bumpsassist2@bambiweb.org. For upcoming sessions, see Bumps and Babies.

BAMBI Postnatal Support Group New Moon
For all mothers and babies. The New Moon Team are there to support the transition into parenthood by 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, 9:30am-11:30. Antique Café, Soi Sawatdi 1, off Sukhumvit 31. Suggested donation is ฿100 for BAMBI members and ฿300 for non-members. For more info please see Postnatal Support or email bumps@bambiweb.org.

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 Sukhumvit 49. For more information email namaste@namastenicolai.com. There’s also a secret group on Facebook: IVF Bangkok. To join, please email namaste@namastenicolai.com with your Facebook link, or send a Facebook message to Namaste Nicolai.

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 “Choices in Childbirth,” a free informal gathering on the fourth Saturday of each month, 10am-1pm at Kuppa, Sukhumvit 16. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/bangkokdoulas.

New Mothers Get Together @ The Best Beginning
The Best Beginning offers a new mothers’ get together on Monday afternoons. The meetings host a variety of guest speakers, including a pediatrician, life coach, physiotherapist, and nutritionist, and offer an opportunity to meet and connect with other new mums. Price ฿500 per session with 10% discount for BAMBI members. Pre-booking is essential on facebook.com/thebestbeginning.

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 every Thursday, 10am-12pm, in Antique Cafe, Soi Sawatdee Sukhumvit Soi 31. The cafe is now integrated into the Small World Playspace supported by BAMBI. There will be a lacto doula present who can offer advice and individual support if required. For more information please email bkkbfcafe@gmail.com. Facebook page: Bangkok Breastfeeding Café.

Breastfeeding Support Group @ The Best Beginning
The Best Beginning holds a free breastfeeding support group every Monday, 11am-1pm at their center in Interchange Tower (B2 Level) Asok. The sessions are staffed by lactation professionals who are there to provide lactation advice, support, and reassurance to new mums. Drinks and snacks are provided. Come along, have an afternoon out, meet new friends and take some expert advice home with you!

Japanese Support 産後鬱などの日本語サポート

  • 大手病院(日本語可):バンムンラートやサミティベート病院の心療内科、バンコク病院のバンコクメンタルヘルスセンター
  • K&N Support Office:産後うつも含む、カウンセリングを提供。月~土、10時~18時。事前予約要:info@knsupportoffice.com, Tel: 093-020-1077。所在地:22nd Flr., CTI Tower, 191/41 New Rachadapisek Rd(BTS Asok/MRT Sukhumvit駅より徒歩10分)
  • バンコクこころのでんわ:匿名で電話相談が可。日・月・火、10時~16時。Tel: 02-392-2680
  • Cotree(コトリー):日本発のオンラインカウンセリングサービス。https://cotree.jp/

Parenting

Adoption Support For Families In Thailand
There are many people in Bangkok who are adopting or have adopted a child. For more information please contact Amanda Degler via the group’s Facebook page, ‘Adoption Support For Families In Thailand’.

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 adeline.mills1@gmail.com.

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: bangkok.babywearing.club@gmail.com. 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 luluanator@gmail.com, or Gregor Former on nibbol@gmail.com.

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 ipn@ipnthailand.com.

Nutrition Café
Nutrition Café is for parents with babies and children of all age groups, that are seeking help in coping with their child’s nutrition, eating behavior or disorder, to exchange experiences and get free advice in a relaxed atmosphere. Nutrition Café takes place every 1st Saturday of the month between 10am-12pm at Steps with Theera in Ekamai and is held by nutrition specialist Karin Biran. For more information, visit Nutrition Cafe on Facebook or contact: Karin Biran (Nutritionist B.Sc MA.N, Eating Disorder Specialist), Karinrai@gmail.com.

Pattaya BAMBI Group
If you live in the Pattaya/Rayong area and are keen to meet other BAMBI members, please contact the team at bambi_pattaya@bambiweb.org or see our webpage.

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 organized as well. We meet on Tuesday or Thursday mornings at the Starbucks in Sukhumvit Soi 23. For more information please contact Sakshi at sakshi.r@gmail.com. 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 jessicapelham@yahoo.com, or look for the Facebook page: Bangkok Twins Group.

Mom’s and Dad’s Nights Out
Open to all busy moms and dads, WOMBLES meets on the last Tuesday of each month for a night out, including dinner and a fun activity around Bangkok. If you’re looking to try something new, expand your social network and meet other moms and dads for some evening downtime sans kids, come join the monthly get-togethers. For more info please email wombles@bambiweb.org, or check out further details on BAMBI’s website or Facebook page.

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 leapbangkok@gmail.com.

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 info@dyslexiainthailand.com 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

Beyond Boobs
Founded by two breast cancer survivors, Beyond Boobs offers information and support to breast cancer fighters and survivors in Bangkok. The group hosts monthly support group meetings. For more information, please see www.facebook.com/beyondboobsbangkok or email beyondboobsbangkok@gmail.com.

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. BBCS holds a weekly clinic at BNH Hospital to support women diagnosed with breast cancer, and conducts outreach programs. Monthly meetings are held every third Thursday of the month at 10.00am at their office at the Queen Sirikit Center, Basement Level, Chulalongkorn Hospital, 1873 Rama IV Road. For more info, email bangkokbreastcancer@gmail.com and bkkbreastcancer@gmail.com, call 02-256-4991~2, ext. 1026 or 085-908-8002, and www.bangkokbreastcancer.com.

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