Tag: pregnancy-birth-postpartum

  • Pregnancy – A Tale of Three Trimesters: Part Two
    Pregnancy – A Tale of Three Trimesters: Part Two
    In the second of her three-part series on what to expect in your pregnancy here in Bangkok, Emma tells us all about what awaits us in the second trimester. By Emma McNerlinThe second trimester of pregnancy is defined as week 14 to week 28. This middle trimester is often seen as the ‘Cinderella trimester’, when […]
  • HypnoBirthing® –  Empowerment for a Positive Birth Experience
    HypnoBirthing® – Empowerment for a Positive Birth Experience
    Iasnaia tells us how practicing HypnoBirthing® techniques can help expectant mothers experience birth without fear and anxiety.By Iasnaia MaximoWe live in a time and culture that views childbirth as an emergency and that this impending danger comes from the mother’s body, where until then, the baby was well and safe. So, it is no wonder […]
  • Pregnancy – A Tale of Three Trimesters: Part One
    Pregnancy – A Tale of Three Trimesters: Part One
    In a three-part series, midwife Emma discusses what to expect in your pregnancy and typical obstetric healthcare in Bangkok. This month focuses on the first trimester of pregnancy.By Emma McNerlinCongratulations! You’re pregnant! One of the first things to establish is when your baby is due. Pregnancy is traditionally dated from the first day of the […]
  • How The Birthing Partner Can Prepare For Birth
    How The Birthing Partner Can Prepare For Birth
    Even if they are not the one giving birth, the birthing partner’s role is just as crucial during the birth process. Erika Lindley explains what partners can do to deliver their best on the big day.By Erika LindleyBirth is generally seen as women’s business, and obviously, they are the ones doing most (or all!) of […]
  • Transitioning to Parenthood: Maintaining Relationship Satisfaction
    Transitioning to Parenthood: Maintaining Relationship Satisfaction
    Successfully navigating your roles as partners while you become new parents can be difficult, but it’s not impossible. Rasee Govindani shares some tips on what couples can do to continue to be happy in their relationship even after the addition of a new family member. By Rasee GovindaniType “what I need before my baby is […]
  • Musings of a Midwife: Instinctive birth – getting out of Mother Nature’s way
    Musings of a Midwife: Instinctive birth – getting out of Mother Nature’s way
    With the theme of nature this month, Midwife Emma explores instinctive birth, a philosophy in which labor and birth is respected as a natural physiological process with a delicate physical, hormonal and emotional balance for the birthing woman, her partner, and their baby.By Emma McNerlinThere is a well-known saying in my profession: “Midwives have skilled […]