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<p>Hello!</p>
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<p>I am new to this Forum, so, I am hoping I've posted in the correct section. </p>
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<p>My daughter is pregnant with her first child (due in mid-February 2011) and living in Koh Samui with her husband. They are searching for a midwife or doula. Also, searching for childbirth education classes. </p>
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<p>So far the closest hospital that has a natural childbirth center is in Bangkok, which is quite a distance away.</p>
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<p>Does anyone have suggestions?</p>
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<p>Thank you!</p>
 

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<p>Hi and welcome!</p>
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<p>I would go on over to the <em>finding your tribe</em> forum here on MDC, you might find some other moms in Thailand that can point you in the right direction.</p>
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<p>Another good resource would be La Leche League International. Many of the women involved are naturally minded mamas as well, and LLL leaders themselves can be great resources on the local community. I don't see a group in Thailand, but this <a href="http://www.llli.org/Wakkanai.html" target="_blank">leader</a> is a good contact for all the Asia areas.</p>
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<p>Good luck! </p>
 

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<p>Thanks for the information...Yes, I posted this message in the "find your tribe" section as well. Also, thank you for the LLL link - heading there right now!</p>
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<p>I just wanted to put in my two cents, because my second daughter was born in Thailand (although nowhere near Koh Samui, we were in the Isaan). From what I understood, there isn't a midwife model of care in Thailand, and there is one doula in Bangkok. I got the birth I wanted because I found an OB who was very interested in natural childbirth and supportive of it - he let me go 16 days past my due date, with no pressure to induce.</p>
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<p>Thailand can be a fabulous place to give birth but, as always no matter where you are, choosing the right provider is important!</p>
 

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<p>Thanks for your response... Choosing the right provider is exactly our aim right now. I'm hoping for some help on this board with that. We've done a lot of research, visited the hospital in Bangkok (and, my daughter has visited both hospitals here). </p>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>mamaofprincesses</strong> <a href="/community/t/1282075/searching-for-midwife-or-doula-in-koh-samui-thailand#post_16098177"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br><p>I just wanted to put in my two cents, because my second daughter was born in Thailand (although nowhere near Koh Samui, we were in the Isaan). From what I understood, there isn't a midwife model of care in Thailand, and there is one doula in Bangkok. I got the birth I wanted because I found an OB who was very interested in natural childbirth and supportive of it - he let me go 16 days past my due date, with no pressure to induce.</p>
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<p>Thailand can be a fabulous place to give birth but, as always no matter where you are, choosing the right provider is important!</p>
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Hello,<br><br>
We're looking for a midwife for a natural birth in Thailand and I was wondering if you had any recommendations or any contact to share?</p>
<p>I can't send you a private message but if you do I'll be happy to share my number with you so we can exchange what we know.<br>
Thanks a lot, I look forward to your reply!</p>
 
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