Group Birth Preparation Class in Tokyo

Birthing with Confidence


Join Tokyo’s two most experienced Doulas, Stephanie Kawai and Celia Hughes, for a comprehensive birthing class aimed at preparing you fully for having your baby in Japan!

We welcome pregnant women alone, with husbands, and/or any other birth support partner!



Late Pregnancy & Overview of Labour

Breathing for Labour and Birth

Positions/Activities during Labour

Massage and Other Comfort Techniques


What to Expect in Japan and your Specific Hospital

Useful Japanese Terms


Birthing without fear is one of our main goals as we look at how we can view labour positively. We’ll talk about pain and discuss the question “Is childbirth necessarily painful?”


We will go through all the stages of birth, the sensations that accompany each stage and what you can do to receive/provide the best support for each stage – looking at breathing, positions, activities and other comfort measures.


We will also touch on interventions, what they are, why they might be necessary, and what you can do to minimize the chance of needing any interventions.


Finally, we will consider what it’s like giving birth in Japan as a whole from a cultural point of view and also what you could expect to happen during labour at your own particular hospital here.


Details :

A 3-hour class from 3:30pm to 6:30pm on November 24th

Place: Yoga tree, Hiroo

Fees: 10,000 JPY per couple

To register, please email: and

For any couples who’d like a birth class in their own homes, I also offer private birth preparation sessions.
Also, for those who’d like to find out what happens next after birth – at the hospital, in the newborn and post-partum with baby and mum, and to find out all about breastfeeding, you can also contact me for a session!


October Doula Cafe #2

The next Doula Cafe will be on Monday 28th from 10-11am at the Tokyu Plaza Starbucks in Harajuku.

We’ll go back to one of the most popular topics – breastfeeding! We’ll discuss what you can do now in pregnancy and the early post-partum period to help breastfeeding get off to a positive start.

Also, if you are due to give birth from January onwards and are interested in having a doula support you and your husband during the labour, please come along or get in touch.  My schedule is already getting booked up for the first few months of 2020 but there is some availability for me to take on more clients.

Please send me an email if you plan to come!