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.

PLEASE NOTE : 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.

QUICK LINKS: Pre- and Post-Natal Support | Parenting | Special Needs | Support to Women

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. A TENS machine hire is also available. The group meets every Wednesday, 9:30am-11:30 at Bumpsy Daisy, 3/10, Sukhumvit Soi 31, (Soi Sawadi 1).  Donation per family 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 bumps@bambiweb.org.

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 parenthood. Meetings include a mixture of structured sessions with topics related to evidence-based postnatal and baby care, and some informal sessions. Tuesdays, 10:00am-11:30 at Bumpsy Daisy, 3/10, Sukhumvit Soi 31, (Soi Sawadi 1).  Donation per family is ฿100 for BAMBI members and ฿300 for non-members. For more info please contact bumps@bambiweb.org.

Fertility Support Group
This is a group for those that 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 on the first Wednesday of the month at Hungry Pack on Sukhumvit soi 49 (Playscape) from 5-7pm. There is a secret group on Facebook: IVF Support Bangkok. Please message the page to be admitted by the admins. For more information please contact sheena@bangkokbabies.com .

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.

Breastfeeding Café Bangkok
BFC is a breastfeeding support group – a place where women can meet, encourage, and support each other with breastfeeding issues. BFC meets every Friday, 10am-12pm,at Bumpsy Daisy, 3/10, Sukhumvit Soi 31, (Soi Sawadi 1).  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.

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’.

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,  R.D, MA.N, is a registered and licensed dietitian with 8 years of professional experience in weight loss, treating picky eating, helping and guiding families in creating a happy and healthy eating environment. Conducting workshops for parents on promoting healthy lifestyle, weaning and dealing with and avoiding picky eaters.  For more information like – “Karin Biran – Happy Eaters” on Facebook.

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 +447719717279 or or jessicapelham@yahoo.com ; Rhena K W Clark +66808052607; Nori Brixen +1 949 424 4606; or look for the Facebook page: Bangkok Twins Group.

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. Please see our activity on our Facebook page. We are 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. Line Official : @therainbowroom

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)
The Bangkok Breast Cancer Support Group is affiliated with The Queen Sirikit Centre for Breast Cancer. Our small group of volunteers consist of healthcare professionals and breast cancer survivors. We offer compassion, emotional support and up to date, evidence-based information to women who are living with or have been diagnosed with breast cancer. We are also committed to raising breast cancer awareness. If you, a family member or friend has been diagnosed with breast cancer or you just want more breast cancer information, we would love to chat. Please contact us on :  M: Raymonde 085 810 8208 E: bkkbreastcancer@gmail.com; F: Bangkok Breast Cancer Support.

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