Tag: pregnancy-birth-postpartum

  • Babies Don’t Read Calendars: The Dilemma of the Holiday Due Date
    Babies Don’t Read Calendars: The Dilemma of the Holiday Due Date

    Midwife Emma McNerlin explores the topic of elective induction of labor for low-risk pregnancies, especially at holiday times. By Emma McNerlin   Picture the scene: it’s April and you notice you are feeling a little under the weather and sooo tired! You take a pregnancy test and those two little lines appear. After the initial […]

  • Preparing for a Positive Birth Experience
    Preparing for a Positive Birth Experience

    When you are pregnant it’s important to prepare yourself mentally and physically so that you can be in control and make choices for a positive birth. Here are the key aspects to consider on your journey to motherhood.   By Iasnaia Maximo   I used to live in Amsterdam, where I worked as a Doula […]

  • 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 […]