Tag: pregnancy-birth-postpartum

  • 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 […]

  • Common Medical Tests in Pregnancy
    Common Medical Tests in Pregnancy

    Whether it’s a first-time pregnancy or not, navigating healthcare in Bangkok can be scary and costly. Midwife Emma McNerlin explores common routine tests offered in pregnancy. By Emma McNerlin When you decide on a hospital you will either choose or be allocated an OB/GYN to oversee your care. Each doctor has a different approach or […]

  • Childbirth and Breastfeeding Foundation of Thailand (CBFT) and BAMBI Joint Position Statement on Planned Home Birth in Thailand
    Childbirth and Breastfeeding Foundation of Thailand (CBFT) and BAMBI Joint Position Statement on Planned Home Birth in Thailand

    BAMBI and its parent organization, CBFT, releases its position statement on planned home birth in Thailand Bangkok Mothers and Babies International (BAMBI) operates as a special project of the Childbirth and Breastfeeding Foundation of Thailand (CBFT) and are bound by the CBFT policy and position on birth in Thailand. CBFT acknowledges that for international families, […]

  • Bumps and Babies: Intimacy after Pregnancy
    Bumps and Babies: Intimacy after Pregnancy

    Midwife Emma McNerlin explores the sensitive and complex issue of returning to sexual intimacy following the birth of a baby. By Emma McNerlin One could be forgiven for thinking that if these two pages in the BAMBI magazine were completely blank it might more accurately reflect many couple’s experience of sex after having a baby…non-existent. After […]

  • Musings of a Midwife: The Birth of a Mother
    Musings of a Midwife: The Birth of a Mother

    In this month’s Bumps and Babies article, midwife Emma McNerlin examines matrescence — the anthropological term defined by Dana Rafael in 1975 to describe the process of becoming a mother. By Emma McNerlin Throughout my career as a midwife supporting women in pregnancy, I have observed that it is often difficult for them to see […]

  • Mindfulness and Becoming a Mum
    Mindfulness and Becoming a Mum

    Mindfulness teacher Anna Croucher explains how her meditation techniques helped her through pregnancy, labor and those precious, yet exhausting, infancy months. By Anna Croucher   When I found out last year that I was expecting my first child, I knew that life would change radically. I also appreciated that being thousands of miles from home […]