The next Doula Cafe

The next Doula Cafe will be on Tuesday, September 19th! ¬†It will be a lunchtime meeting at the Tokyu Plaza Starbucks (6th floor) in Harajuku, from 12-1:30pmūüôā¬†¬†The Tokyu Plaza is on the Meiji Dori/Omotesando crossing.

This will be a free topic meeting where you can come with any questions you have about doulas, your hospital, labour, childbirth in Japan and babies.

If you’d like to join, send me a quick email


Breathing for Birth – New Classes

I’m really excited to announce my new Breathing for Birth classes that I’ll be holding twice a month at My Body My Pilates studio in Minami Azabu! ¬†The first class will be on Wed, Sept 13th!

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  Рas 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

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

Schedule for the next few months:

September:  13th, 27th

October:  11th, 25th

November:  8th, 22nd