Birthing Options

Recovering from a C-section

Recovering from a C-section

Birth, no matter how it’s done, definitely takes a toll on the body. Here’s what to expect (and how to bounce back sooner) after a C-section delivery. »

Should you get a C-section?

Should you get a C-section?

Cesarean sections, for better or for worse, are more common in Thailand than in many parts of the world. Like anything else though, there are pros and cons to having a C-section . . . »

Water birth room virtual tour

Samitivej Hospital Natural Birth Room – Virtual Tour

Take a tour of Samitivej Hospital's Natural Birth Room, and learn about all of the features that will make your birth experience safe, pleasant and memorable . . . »

should you get a doula

Should you get a doula?

So why would anyone object to the use of a doula? Some spouses question if having a doula there will make them feel less involved in the process . . . »

Natural Birth: It’s a Spiritual Affair

Natural Birth: It’s a Spiritual Affair

A Natural Birth Q & A with Dr. Yaowaluk Rapeepattana, M.D., Obstetrician - Gynecologist at Samitivej Hospital in Bangkok, Thailand . . . »

Too Posh to Push

Too Posh to Push

I have no doubt that we would most certainly have lost our child, and my life would have been in serious jeopardy, had I insisted on going the “natural” route when I was delivering my first born . . . »

Expecting Expats - Your Delivery, Your Choice

Your Delivery, Your Choice

With all the new medical advances in this day and age, there are more options than ever for how you bring your baby into this world . . . »

Is Water Birth Right For You?

Is Water Birth Right For You?

Celebrities like Gisele Bundchen and Thandie Newton have done it and they sing its praises. Headlines say expecting television star Kourtney Kardashian is the next to consider . . . »

Natural Childbirth

Natural Childbirth

Natural childbirth encourages couples to use non-medical methods in response to how moms feel during the birthing process. Pregnant couples of today must ask themselves "what would we like our birth experience to be?" . . . »