Post-partum Care Packages

I am excited to introduce my new service: Post-partum Care Packages!

Post-partum care packages can be booked in advance during pregnancy and are great to offer a friend or family member as a gift!  There are a few different packages (based on number of hours) available and scheduling days and times is done through need and communication – there is a certain amount of flexibility.

Here is an overview of the options:

10 hour package – 33,000 yen – to be used within 1 month from first booking.

15 hour package – 50,000yen – to be used within 1 month of first booking.

20 hour package – 62,000yen – to be used within 2 months of first booking.

For more details on this and other services available, please take a look here!

 

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April Doula Cafe

April’s Doula Cafe will be on Thursday 18th from 10am-11am at the Tokyu Plaza Starbucks in Harajuku.  We will look at the topic of epidurals and discuss other non-medicated things you can do to manage labour effectively and positively.

If you’re interested in having a doula at your birth, please also join to find out more.  I’m already taking on clients for births in September onwards.  Questions are very welcome about my services as well as about pregnancy and childbirth in Japan in general.

If you plan on coming, please let me know by sending me an email!

World Doula Week

Today is the last day of the annual World Doula Week.  Every year, since 2011, the World Doula Week has aimed to empower doulas to improve all aspects of pregnancy, birth and the post-partum period for women, their babies, and their partners.  You can find out more about World Doula Week here!

During the past week, I have been working on some new classes and services that I will start offering the Tokyo/Japan English-speaking community.  Stay tuned for more info coming soon!

Testimonial

I just received a lovely testimonial from a client who had her baby in December of 2018. For more testimonials, please take a look here!

“In the months leading up to the birth, Stephanie met with us several times to answer all of our questions about the pregnancy and birth. Her input was always reassuring, and indeed, helped us know what to expect at the birth itself. As first time parents, her support and coaching at the birth allowed us to have a smooth and worry-free birth experience. Thank you Stephanie!”

 

 

Couples Breathing for Birth Classes

I’m really excited to finally start my Couples Breathing for Birth Classes where both mum and dad can come along to find out how the way in which we breathe in labour can make a big difference mentally and physically.  It’s going to be a great chance for couples to connect together as they prepare for baby’s birth, and hopefully have a little fun, too.

In this one hour class, we will be getting in touch with our bodies and minds in preparation for labour and birth.  We will focus on our breathing and the ways in which it can help us during labour  – as an essential tool for relaxation in labour as well as the crucial role our breathing plays in helping us manage our contractions more effectively.

Breathing is the most natural thing in the world for us to do, and we breathe without even thinking that we are doing so.  Yet in labour it can be one of the most challenging parts – breathing regularly and effectively through contractions to help your uterus work as well as possible and giving you a way to stay in control of your labour can be hard work.  Through these classes, you’ll have the chance to focus just on your breathing for labour, and learn how you can use it to relax and prepare your mind for each stage of labour.

Combined together with other gentle relaxation techniques and massage, this one hour class should leave you feeling refreshed, more empowered and more in touch with your body.

It’s a great compliment to any other comprehensive birth preparation class you are doing or may do, and I encourage everyone to come to as many classes as they like to get the full benefit.

Day:  Every 2nd Saturday of the month

Time:  3:00-4:00pm

Place:  My Body My Pilates https://www.mybodymypilates.com/contact-studio-location/

Class fee:  1,500 yen per participant (3,000 per couple).  Minimum of 4 couples, maximum of 8.

RSVP:  Please let me know if you’d like to come by RSVP’ing to me at skwilson88@hotmail.com

February’s Doula Cafe

February’s Doula Cafe will be on Tuesday 12th from 10am-11am at the Starbucks in Hiroo.  We will go back to the topic of birth plans (always popular) and I’ll share my experiences as a doula at many different hospitals to give you an idea of what you might expect at yours.

If you’re interested in having a doula at your birth, please also join to find out more.  Currently, I only have 2 spaces left for the first half of this year to take on more birth clients.  Questions are very welcome about my services as well as about pregnancy and childbirth in Japan in general.

If you plan on coming, please let me know by sending me an email!

2019 Breathing for Birth Classes

Breathing for Birth classes will continue during 2019!

The classes will be held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month for one hour.  The class size will be limited to 8-10 women.

In this one hour class, we will be getting in touch with our bodies and minds in preparation for labour and birth.  We will focus on our breathing and the ways in which it can help us during labour  – as an essential tool for relaxation in labour as well as the crucial role our breathing plays in helping us manage our contractions more effectively.

Breathing is the most natural thing in the world for us to do, and we breathe without even thinking that we are doing so.  Yet in labour it can be one of the most challenging parts – breathing regularly and effectively through contractions to help your uterus work as well as possible and giving you a way to stay in control of your labour can be hard work.  Through these classes, you’ll have the chance to focus just on your breathing for labour, and learn how you can use it to relax and prepare your mind for each stage of labour.

Combined together with other gentle relaxation techniques and massage, this one hour class should leave you feeling refreshed, more empowered and more in touch with your body.

It’s a great compliment to any other comprehensive birth preparation class you are doing or may do, and I encourage women to come to as many classes as they like to get the full benefit.

Day:  Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month

Time:  10:30-11:30am

Place:  My Body My Pilates https://www.mybodymypilates.com/contact

Class fee:  1,500 yen per participant (limited to 8-10 women)

RSVP:  Please let me know if you’d like to come by RSVP’ing to me at skwilson88@hotmail.com

Schedule for the next few months:

January – 9th, 23rd

February – 13th, 27th

March – 13th, 27th

April – 10th, 24th

May – 8th, 22nd

June – 12th, 26th