Tag: Bumps & Babies

  • Recovering from a C-Section in Thailand
    Recovering from a C-Section in Thailand

    Cesarean sections are growing in popularity not only in Thailand but in most countries across the world. Whether you are having elective surgery or want to be prepared in case of an emergency C-section, understanding the recovery after a Cesarean should not be underestimated.  By Sheena Flannery C-section is not the easy option, yet the […]

  • Being a Good Friend to New Parents
    Being a Good Friend to New Parents

    Have a friend who is about to have a baby? Here’s how to be an A+ friend to the new parents. If you are pregnant, be sure to share this with your friends and family! By Emma McNerlin With the arrival of a baby, the world tilts a little bit on its axis, early days […]

  • Pain-Free Breasts: Troubleshooting for Mastitis and More
    Pain-Free Breasts: Troubleshooting for Mastitis and More

    As first-time mothers, most women aren’t prepared to deal with particular situations that may arise when breastfeeding. Our lactation counselor offers some quick troubleshooting that could help you if you encounter a sudden lump on your breastfeeding journey. By Lia Segall Pasternak When my first son was born, I didn’t know anything about breastfeeding, except that […]

  • Dengue Fever and Pregnancy
    Dengue Fever and Pregnancy

    Know the risks associated with contracting dengue fever, how to avoid contracting it, and how to know whether you have symptoms for the more life-threatening dengue hemorrhagic fever. By Emma McNerlin   As rainy season returns to Bangkok so too does the rise in mosquito populations and mosquito-borne viruses. Much has been reported about the […]

  • Sleep When the Baby Sleeps…The Fairytale of Life Balance for New Parents
    Sleep When the Baby Sleeps…The Fairytale of Life Balance for New Parents

    Midwife Emma explores the myth of achieving balance for new parents and concludes that life with a newborn can be fantastic, magical, horrific, mind-numbingly boring, and spectacularly exhausting all in one day; and that’s ok. We are all just winging it on the good ship parenting so give yourself a break and hang on for […]

  • Musings of a Midwife: Birth in the Age of Fear
    Musings of a Midwife: Birth in the Age of Fear

    In this month’s Bumps and Babies article, midwife Emma McNerlin reflects on the challenges of choosing a care provider for pregnancy and birth in Bangkok, and how what should be a happy time of anticipation for any pregnant woman can instead be one of worry and second-guessing. By Emma McNerlin Whether it’s a longed-for baby, a […]