A quick one to let everyone know about the next Doula Cafe!
The next Doula Cafe will be on Monday 1st of February and it’s free to join! It will be at the Tokyu Plaza Starbucks (6th floor) in Harajuku, from 10:30-12pm. The Tokyu Plaza is on the Meiji Dori crossing.
The theme of this get-together will be a general discussion on the benefits of having a doula during your labour for both you and your partner. However, as always, the conversation will most likely go off into other areas 🙂
There is no need to rsvp and simply turning up is fine, although it would be helpful if you did email me to let me know if you hope to join (here). Hopefully I’ll get to meet some new faces again and I look forward to seeing others I’ve met before!
A lovely start to 2016! On Saturday, I did the first Aiiku tour of the year where I bumped into one of the ladies who had attended the Doula Cafe in December – she had just given birth and was definitely on a high. Then on Sunday, I attended my first birth of 2016 at Aiiku hospital and a beautiful baby boy was welcomed into this world. The mother did a wonderful job during labour and coped amazingly well in my opinion. I joked to her that I’d seen much worse (mostly referring to my own labour with my first son!)!
Yesterday I had my second Doula Café get-together which was a lot of fun and there were 7 ladies who joined. There are few things I enjoy as much as talking about pregnancy, labour and birth! I’ll announce the date for the next one soon 🙂
I’ve got a baby care lesson this weekend coming and a couple of post-partum visits to look forward to over the next week and a bit, and then another Aiiku tour towards the end of the month. It’s great to have such variation in what I do!
Finally, if anyone is considering using a birth doula in Tokyo, I will be able to start taking on new clients who are due from mid/late March onwards! Please do get in touch if you’d like to meet and find out more!
Happy New Year!! 2016 year of the Monkey looks set to be a great one 🙂
I had my first Doula Cafe back in December and it was great! 6 lovely ladies came and it was fun to talk about things related to birth plans.
The next Doula Cafe will be on Wednesday 13th of January and it’s free to join! It will be at the Tokyu Plaza Starbucks (6th floor) in Harajuku. The Tokyu Plaza is on the Meiji Dori crossing.
The theme of this get-together will be anxieties surrounding birth and how we can lessen or overcome them.
There is no need to rsvp and simply turning up is fine, although it would be helpful if you did email me to let me know if you hope to join (here).
Also, I have been planning some new services to support those pregnant in Japan. As well as more classes/lessons/help for those in and around Tokyo, I’m also starting a service to offer birth preparation classes in other areas in Japan. Please take a look at my updated Services and Fees page to find out what’s new!
Thanks and I look forward to meeting more of you in 2016!