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!

September Doula Cafe

Now that I’m back from my UK summer, the next Doula Cafe will be on Monday, September 2nd from 10-11am at the Tokyu Plaza Starbucks in Harajuku.

In this Doula Cafe, we’ll look at the role of a doula and how using one can help you during your pregnancy, labour, and post-partum life supporting you with infant care, breastfeeding and more.

Also, if you are due to give birth from November onwards and are interested in having a doula support you and your husband during the labour, please come along or get in touch.  There is still some availability for me to take on more clients.

Please send me an email if you plan to come!

Breastfeeding appropriately?

There has been some stuff on the news recently about breastfeeding and in one case a local Queensland cafe was praised for asking a male customer to leave after he complained about a breastfeeding mother.

This article popped up on a friend’s newsfeed on Facebook this week and I couldn’t resist sharing it!  Click here to read it 🙂

I have to say, I am a very proud breastfeeding mother.  I nursed each of my children till ages 2, 2.5 and my youngest is still going strong at almost 2 (I foresee him nursing for quite a while yet).  My experiences with breastfeeding in public places in Japan have been very positive.  Of course, I use discretion as far as possible for my own comfort and the facilities here are excellent – clean and well-maintained nursing rooms in almost every department store you go into.  But, even when I’ve needed to breastfeed in less-than-ideal places (like on a crowded train for example) I have never once been openly stared at or made to feel uncomfortable or that I’m doing something inappropriate.  This is my experience over almost 8 years with 3 children.  How about yours?