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Prenatal Instructions

Antenatal care involves skilled healthcare professionals monitoring the mother and her unborn child for potential pregnancy-related issues. Doctors offer advice, prenatal care recommendations, and scheduled appointments

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Antenatal care involves skilled healthcare professionals monitoring the mother and her unborn child for potential pregnancy-related issues. Doctors offer advice, prenatal care recommendations, and scheduled appointments, with the WHO recommending at least four prenatal exams for pregnant women.

Prenatal Instructions

Abnormal symptoms that should prompt a doctor's visit

  • Vaginal bleeding
  • Bloody mucus, watery discharge (clear, urine-like fluid from the vagina)
  • Persistent abdominal pain 
  • Reduced fetal movement (<10 times per day)
  • Painful urination, back pain, and high fever
  • Severe headaches, blurred vision, swelling on the face, hands, and feet

Close-to-term symptoms requiring immediate medical attention 

  • Decreased fetal movement 
  • Vaginal Bleeding
  • Amniotic fluid, resembling urine, leak 
  • Labor pain every 15 minutes, increasing to every 3 to 5 minutes or more frequent, lasting 30-45 seconds (true labor).

How to prepare yourself for childbirth

  • Arrive at the hospital 3 hours before the delivery. Refrain from eating or drinking at least 8 hours before the anticipated delivery time (in case of a prescheduled C-section delivery). 
  • Bring your pregnancy medical report and lab tests (if you have had prenatal exams at another hospital).
  • Keep your fingernails short. Remove the nail polish on your fingers and toes.
  • Do not bring any jewelry or valuables to the hospital.
  • Remove accessories such as rings or bracelets before the delivery.

What you should bring to the hospital

  • One going-home outfit 
  • Nursing bras
  • Underwear with a waistline above or below the C-section incision line.

What the hospital prepares for you

  • A baby’s onesie, and blanket
  • A gift set including shampoo, soap, and a cooler bag.

Documents Required for Thai Birth Certificate

  • A copy of Thai ID card of both parents (or passport for foreigners)
  • A copy of the Thai household registration of both parents
  • The Thai household registration for the addition of the baby's name
  • A copy of the Thai marriage certificate (if parents do not register their marriage, the father must fill out a consent form allowing the child to use his surname.) 

Ambulance: Tel. 02-090-3000

Obstetrics and Gynecology, OPD, 7th Floor, Tel. 02-090-3135
Service hours: 7.00 am – 8.00 pm.

Labor Room, 16th Floor, Tel. 02-090-3127
24-hour service

Maternity Ward, 16th Floor, Tel. 02-090-3141
24-hour service

Emergency Department, G Floor, Tel. 02-023-3333
24-hour service

Published: 29 Mar 2021

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