Local Resources

  • Doulas of Bangkok – A group of birth and postpartum doulas supporting families in Bangkok. The DoB host a monthly Choices in Childbirth event that provides the opportunity to ask questions about birth in Bangkok and to meet some doulas.
  • Breastfeeding Cafe – A weekly support group for all mothers, hosted in a relaxed space where a doula, midwife, or lactation consultant will be on hand to answer questions.
  • Bangkok Babies and Mothers International – A nonprofit organization run by volunteers that hosts numerous support groups and playgroups all around the city throughout the week.
  • BKK Kids – A great website full of resources for parenting in Bangkok, including information about schools and playgroups, upcoming events, and family-friendly travel ideas.
  • Naturally BeBe – A motherbaby store that stocks local and foreign brands, including Bravado, Aden & Anais, Baby K’Tan, Haakaa, and more.

Recommended Reading List

  • “The Birth Partner,” Penny Simkin
  • “Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth,” Ina May Gaskin
  • “Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn,” Penny Simkin, Janet Whalley, et al.
  • “The Complete Book of Pregnancy and Childbirth,” Sheila Kitzinger
  • “Active Birth: The New Approach to Giving Birth Naturally,” Janet Balaskas
  • “The First Forty Days: The Essential Art of Nourishing the New Mother,” Heng Ou
  • “The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding,” La Leche League International
  • “The Nursing Mother’s Companion,” Kathleen Huggins
  • “The Ultimate Breastfeeding Book of Answers,” Jack Newman
  • “The Wonder Weeks,” Frans Plooij, Hetty Van de Rijt, et al.

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