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 email@example.com. 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 Bumps and Babies or email firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.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
BCB 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, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Facebook page: Bangkok Breastfeeding Café.
Japanese Support 産後鬱などの日本語サポート
- 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：email@example.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
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 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the Facebook page for updates on gatherings: Bangkok Babywearing Club.
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.
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 email@example.com, or look for the Facebook page: Bangkok Twins Group.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org, call 02-256-4991~2, ext. 1026 or 085-908-8002, and www.bangkokbreastcancer.com.