Having a Baby at Bumrungrad Through Vaginal Delivery

October 13, 2015

Bumrungrad International Hospital offers a variety of birthing options for expectant mothers. If you are considering having a vaginal delivery with or without an epidural, we have two special delivery packages from which to choose from.


Going natural 

One might feel that a vaginal birth is what a woman’s body is designed to do. It is often the case that mothers who give birth naturally as opposed to a Cesarean birth have lower complications and a speedier recovery time. New mothers typically bond more easily with their newborn, initiate breast feeding sooner, and experience a shorter hospital stay.

For women who have had a prior Cesarean section but would like to carry out a natural birth, Bumrungrad has the skilled staff and necessary resources to perform a vaginal birth after a C-section (VBAC). There are several conditions that make expectant mothers candidates for this procedure such as the pregnancy is progressing normally, labor begins naturally, and you are not experiencing the complication that caused your previous Cesarean. Speak with you obstetrician to learn more about VBACs and see if this option is right for you.


Situations that prevent natural vaginal birth

In some cases, vaginal births are risky and therefore a Caesarean will be advised. These situations include if the mother suffers from a medical condition such as high blood pressure or diabetes or an infection that may be passed along to the baby. Additionally, if the baby is not in the head-down position or if the mother has a small pelvis and the baby is large, a Cesarean may be required. Your obstetrician will be able to tell you if you are a good candidate for a vaginal birth.

If you choose to have a vaginal delivery but complications unexpectedly occur, the safest option is to listen to the recommendations of your doctor and accept medical help. Our team of specialists, which include an obstetricians, pediatricians, and registered nurses, will guide you every step of the way and ensure the comfort of safety for both you and your baby.


What is included in the delivery packages OBST 1.2 and OBST 1.3?

Bumrungrad International Hospital offers two vaginal birth packages. Package OBST 1.2 covers a completely natural birth and package OBST 1.3 covers a vaginal birth with an epidural. Both the OBST 1.2 and 1.3 packages cover expenses relating to the labor room, a private recovery room, and the neonatal room; obstetrician and pediatrician, nurses, and labor team; medical equipment, medical supplies; and diagnostic tests for mother and baby.

These packages also include enrollment in Bumrungrad’s antenatal classes. When the baby is born, you will also receive a Thai birth certificate, a photograph of your new family, and a gift set for your newborn. We also offer a complimentary membership to Bumrungrad’s Baby Club for the first twelve years of your baby’s life.

This package excludes pre-operative exams, studies, take home medication, or personal expenses.


Learn about your options

Learn more about our current OBST 1.2 and 1.3 vaginal birth packages and talk with your obstetrician to see if either is right for you.

Our Women’s Center is open Monday through Friday from 7am to 8pm, Saturday from 7am to 7pm, and Sunday from 8am to 8pm. We are located on the North Wing, 2 nd floor of the Bumrungrad Hospital Building in Bangkok, Thailand.

In case of an emergency or the onset of labor, doctors are staffed 24 hours every day.

By Dr. Nopadol Saropala, Obstetrician specializing in vaginal birth and VBAC at the Women Center, Bumrungrad Hospital


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