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Center for Excellence in Midwifery

Director: Associate Professor Dr. Kannika Kantaruksa



In February, the Center for Excellence in Midwifery, began work on a UNICEF-funded 3-year initiative to improve exclusive breastfeeding in Thailand, “Train the Trainers: Supporting and Protecting Breastfeeding”. Five institutes were awarded funding for this project: Center of Excellence in Midwifery, Chiang Mai University Faculty of Nursing; Mahidol University, Burapha University, Khon Kaen University, and Prince of Songkla University. A three-day Train the Trainers master training was held at the Thailand Nursing and Midwifery Council in Bangkok in late February. The Center is responsible for implementing program activities in 17 provinces in Northern Thailand, training a total of 260 nurses over two years. The Center is currently developing the training curriculum and identifying project participants. Nurses who are involved in the childbearing cycle (antenatal clinics, labor room, post-natal ward, and nurses that conduct follow-up home visits) are targeted for this initiative. The Center will be collecting data on rates of exclusive breastfeeding, as well as changes in breastfeeding knowledge, skills, and attitudes among nurses in the training.

On December 20, 2014, with funding from FON, the Center sponsored Jan Tedder to conduct a HUG Your Baby workshop at the Faculty of Nursing. Ms. Tedder is a Nurse Practitioner and Adjunct Instructor at the University of North Carolina Family Medicine Center, as well as President of Hug Your Baby. HUG Your Baby uses evidence-based methods to help parents (and the professionals who care for them) understand a baby's body language in order to prevent and solve problems around eating, sleeping, crying, and parent-child interaction and bonding.  The workshop was open to faculty, students and alumnae involved in providing care and support to new parents.

Center faculty presented research at the International Celebration Conference of 110 Years Contributions of Nursing Education of Ewha Womans University in Korea” (Assoc. Prof. Punpilai, Sriareporn, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kannika Kantaruksa, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Piyanut Xuto, and Dr. Nonglak Chaloumsuk).  



The Center is currently conducting the following studies:



Research Team

Study of Coping Behavior Against Perimenstrual Symptoms in College Students in Thailand and Japan


Kobe University and Faculty of Nursing

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Punpilai Sriareporn

Development of Paternal Fear of Childbirth Inventory

Faculty of Nursing 

Asst. Prof. Dr. Nantaporn Sansiriphun, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Chavee Baosoung, Asst. Prof. Dr. Pratum Soivong, and Mrs. Nongyao Sangkam. Consultant: Assoc Prof. Dr. Kannika Kantaruksa


Development of Thai Maternal Functional Status Inventory

Faculty of Nursing

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Chavee Baosoung and Asst. Prof. Dr. Nantaporn Sansiriphun. Consultant: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sujitra Tiansawad

Development and Effect of E-Learning Courseware on Self-Confidence of Nursing Care during Labor and Delivery and Satisfaction among Nursing Students

Faculty of Nursing

Dr. Nonglak Chaloumsuk, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Chavee Baosoung, Asst. Prof. Dr. Nantaporn Sansiriphun, and Asst. Prof. Jariyaporn Srisawang


The Male Partners’ Experiences of Pregnancy Termination for Fetal Anomalies

Chiang Mai University

Dr. Nonglak Chaloumsuk and Asst. Prof. Dr. Nantaporn Sansiriphun. Consultant: Assoc Prof. Dr. Kannika Kantaruksa




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