February’s Doula Cafe will be on Tuesday 12th from 10am-11am at the Starbucks in Hiroo. We will go back to the topic of birth plans (always popular) and I’ll share my experiences as a doula at many different hospitals to give you an idea of what you might expect at yours.
If you’re interested in having a doula at your birth, please also join to find out more. Currently, I only have 2 spaces left for the first half of this year to take on more birth clients. Questions are very welcome about my services as well as about pregnancy and childbirth in Japan in general.
If you plan on coming, please let me know by sending me an email!
Breathing for Birth classes will continue during 2019!
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 – as 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: 11:00am-12:00pm (as of July 2019)
Place: My Body My Pilates https://www.mybodymypilates.com/contact
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Schedule for the next few months:
January – 9th, 23rd
February – 13th, 27th
March – 13th, 27th
April – 10th, 24th
May – 8th, 22nd
June – 12th, 26th
July – 10th
2018 was my busiest year yet as a doula with just over 30 births, as well as some birth preparation clients and post-partum clients. I continued to go to hospitals I’m very familiar with, such as Aiiku, and also some brand new hospitals which is always interesting. How can 2019 get even better? I’m excited to see!
I’ll be adding in some new services in January and throughout the rest of this year and will also update my Breathing for Birth class schedule, and next Doula Cafe date soon.
For anyone who is interested in having a doula for their birth, please get in touch soon. Also, feel free to contact me if you’re looking for private or small group birth preparation classes, or a post-partum consultation.