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About kannon99

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  1. Families with similar beliefs can often work out an arrangement with the school for the child to come after the Buddhist teaching time is done. Or teach their older children to sit respectful and pray or meditate or whatever.
  2. Which ones are the Bible bashing schools?
  3. Thanks for that link. Unfortunately, I have yet to see a hospital that compeletely follows this. I contacted a doula friend of mine in CM and she said that in her opinion the best hospital for natural birth with the best hospital policies is Suan Dawk. She recommends Dr. Supreeya.
  4. Yes, unfortunately most hospitals do separate babies. And 6 hours is nothing compared to the 24 hours of other hospitals!!! Yes the Baby-Friendly Initiative that hospitals sign is broken by every single one from what I have seen over the years of working with birthing and breastfeeding women. I was not aware that ALL gov't hospitals had signed this. Women should be able to breastfeed within the first hour and never be separated from the baby. The baby should be allowed to "room in" for this purpose, unlike many hospitals that require women to go down to the nursery themselves if they want to breastfeed. This leads to extremely high rates of formula use. If you are set on the doctor/hospital then you need to go to the hospital administrator and work out a compromise, including using that Initiative if they have signed it. Also be willing to sign a waiver or have them make one for you to sign that you would not hold them responsible if you refuse to have the baby taken for observation. And really, observation can easily be done in the mothers room and is actually better for baby than sitting in a heating box with no food (they'd give formula! or sugar water!), no holding, and really not all that much observation. Studies show that babies do better in mom's arms than in observation. K99
  5. Stay in Australia.... she's much better off with their hospital and birthing systems. Way less chance of an unnecessary C-section.
  6. Hi, i just read your post and wanted to get a little info from you if i may? Could you recommend a good, relatively cheap hospital for my Thai wife to give birth at in Bangkok? Regards, Wes.

  7. I'm a childbirth educator and a doula (labor assistant). I've lived in Bangkok for 6 yr now and know quite a bit about the main international hospitals, birthing options, doctors, etc.. It's very hard to the get the birth you want like you'd have at "home", especially here. PM me if you need info on a specific doctor or policies at a hospital.