October’s Doula Cafe

October’s Doula Cafe will be on Tuesday 30th from 10am-11am at the Tokyu Plaza Starbucks 6F in Harajuku.  The topic of the meeting will be letting go of the fear of birth and strategies you can try to help you relax more during labour.

If you’re interested in having a Doula at your birth, please come along to find out more. Questions are very welcome about my services as well as about pregnancy and childbirth in Japan in general.  There is one spot left for my birth doula service for the rest of this year, and limited availability in January, but lots of spots are open from February onwards.

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

September/October births!

It’s been a while since I’ve updated, so I thought I’d let everyone know how the past couple of months have been going!  Well…in one word…”hectic”!  Since getting back to Tokyo from my summer holidays, I’ve had 9 labours.  Each one, of course, has been different and I also got to experience some new hospitals, too.

Of those 9 labours, 3 of them were in Aiiku hospital with either Dr Sakamoto or Dr Sen; 1 was at Higashi-Fuchu hospital; 1 was at Sanikukai hospital;  1 was at Nisseki;  1 was at the Minato Red Cross hospital in Yokohama (Minato Sekijuji byoin);  1 at Showa university Fujigaoka hospital; and 1 at Tokyo Women’s medical university hospital (Joshi idai byoin).

If anyone would like my take on these hospitals, please get in touch and I’d be happy to share my experiences!