Doula Cafe

A bit short notice, but the next Doula Cafe will be on Tuesday 22nd March and it’s free to join!  It will be at the Tokyu Plaza Starbucks (6th floor) in Harajuku, from 10:00-11:30.  The Tokyu Plaza is on the Meiji Dori/Omotesando crossing.

There is no specific topic for this get-together.  I’ll leave it up to those who come to ask questions and talk about anything they’d like 🙂  If you’re considering using a doula for your birth or like to find out how a doula can benefit you (and your spouse/partner) during pregnancy and labour, please join us!

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).   It looks like it’s going to be a nice day, so hopefully we can sit outside on the terrace!  See you there 🙂

Choosing a Caregiver

At Tokyo Pregnancy Group’s meeting on Thursday, the topic was choosing a caregiver (as well as being a general pregnancy Q&A).  Brett Iimura was the speaker via Skype.  For those who don’t know of Brett, she used to live in Japan and worked as a childbirth educator here for many years before moving back to America.  She has an amazing knowledge of the different birth options available and knows a lot about the philosophies and practices of a huge range of maternity hospitals and birth houses in Tokyo.  For anyone newly pregnant and wondering what kind of birth you’d like, of wanting to know what kind of place offers the kind of birth you hope for, she’s a great person to get in contact with and you can find her site and contact info here 🙂