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How to have a baby in Thailand

This is a personal account of how the Healthcare System in Thailand have scheduled my healthcare whilst TTC and being Pregnant, it is not an official schedule, just a guide which I hope will help to prepare you for having a baby here.
Please follow the various links for more information.

Getting Prepared

Costs of Pregnancy
Labour Packages in Thailand
Am I Healthy?
Popping Pills
Buddism and Miscarriage
Ovulation Tests
It takes more than two to Tango in Thailand
Top tips for dealing with Doctors and Hospitals in Thailand


Knocked Up....Now What?

Week 4 +

Pregnancy Tests


Week 5 +

Choosing A Doctor
Vaginal Ultrasounds used in first few weeks
Be prepared for upto fortnightly appointments until your "end of first trimester" ultrasound
Appointments will include: blood pressure, weight, temperature, urine test and ultrasound


Week 11 +

"end of first trimester" ultrasound
Appointment will include: sizing and anomaly scans and as above
Be prepared for knowing the gender. Doctors may discuss it with you and blood test may reveal this information. Make it very clear if you do not want to know this information.

Week 12 +

Doulas and more Doulas
What not to expect
Chillin (the Thai way)
Incompetent Cervix?
Be prepared for upto monthly appointments
Appointments will include: blood pressure, weight, temperature, urine test and ultrasound


Week 27 +

Gestational Diabetes testing
Vaccination for Whooping Cough (mother and baby)
CBC testing - Complete Blood Count - to test for anemia
HIV and Syphilis blood test
Be prepared for upto monthly appointments
Appointments will include: blood pressure, weight, temperature, urine test and ultrasound

Week 28 +

Antenatal Classes - Bumrungrad
Antenatal Classes - Private

Week 36 +


Birth

Vitamin K Injection


If things go wrong


Miscarriage - How to Cope In Thailand and A Guide to Getting Help in Thailand


What happens in other countries?


The U.K. - NHS Antenatal Schedule





Australia

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