Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month!

2 Blog posts in one day, but this one is a special one and I wanted to get it out before next week!

Did you know that October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month?  A month to support and raise awareness for all those who have had a miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth or infant loss.  The movement began in the U.S. in 1987 and it has been gathering momentum across the globe slowly.  On a personal note, this is important for me as in between my pregnancies I had 3 miscarriages.

October 15th in particular is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day, and 7pm in ALL time zomes around the world is a time for lighting a candle for an hour to create a continuous wave of light for the entire day across the whole world.

The following site is dedicated to Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month and a great place to go for more information


A Visiting Doula

Yesterday I had the pleasure of a chat over a coffee with Anastasia Smith, a U.S. based doula who is currently in Tokyo until January.

It was really interesting to talk about the different practices both here in Japan and in America regarding birth and doulas, and just sharing our passion for empowering women to have the most positive birth experiences they can 🙂

Anastasia is currently offering pre-natal yoga classes at Sun and Moon Yoga in Gotanda (yes, she’s also a yoga instructor!) for anyone who is interested!

Her site is here for anyone who is interested in finding out more about her