At Tokyo Pregnancy Group’s meeting on Thursday, the topic was choosing a caregiver (as well as being a general pregnancy Q&A). Brett Iimura was the speaker via Skype. For those who don’t know of Brett, she used to live in Japan and worked as a childbirth educator here for many years before moving back to America. She has an amazing knowledge of the different birth options available and knows a lot about the philosophies and practices of a huge range of maternity hospitals and birth houses in Tokyo. For anyone newly pregnant and wondering what kind of birth you’d like, of wanting to know what kind of place offers the kind of birth you hope for, she’s a great person to get in contact with and you can find her site and contact info here 🙂
A writer friend of mine and mother of 3 children herself wrote an article recently for the Japan times about pregnancy and birth in Japan, focusing on the often interesting, unexpected and sometimes strange cultural practices here. My name was mentioned 🙂
You can read the full article here:
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