Tag: pregnancy-birth-postpartum

  • 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 McNerlin Congratulations! You’re pregnant! One of the first things to establish is when your baby is due. Pregnancy is traditionally dated from the first day […]

  • 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. Erica Lindley explains what partners can do to deliver their best on the big day. By Erika Lindley Birth is generally seen as women’s business, and obviously, they are the ones doing most (or […]

  • 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 Govindani Type “what I need before my baby […]

  • 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 McNerlin There is a well-known saying in my profession: “Midwives […]

  • Establishing a Sleep Routine for Your Baby
    Establishing a Sleep Routine for Your Baby

    Having a sleep routine for babies not only helps parents to gain control of their day but also gives comfort and predictability to the babies. By Ingrid Hanifen As a pediatric sleep coach, when I mention the word “schedule”, some new parents immediately cringe. They think I’m talking about something rigid that will dictate their […]

  • Why Every Woman Should have a Doula
    Why Every Woman Should have a Doula

    Having a doula can transform the birth process. Erika shares the benefits and how she improved her experience as a mom to be. “If a doula were a drug, it’d be unethical not to use it” – John Kennell By: Erika Lindley My arrival in Bangkok two years ago was filled with excitement and apprehension, […]