December Doula Cafe

The next Doula Cafe will be on Tuesday, December 12th from 10:00-11:30am at the Tokyu Plaza on the Meiji Dori/Omotesando crossing.

This will be an introduction to the work of doulas:  what doulas are, how we can help and support women through their pregnancies, labour and the post-partum period, and how I work in particular with my clients.

For those who are interested in having a doula, please come along to find out more while we chat over tea or coffee.  Currently I am open to take on clients from mid-Feb 2018 onwards but feel free to get in touch if you are due sooner and we can discuss availability.

If you’d like to come, please let me know at the email address here.

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Doula Cafe

The next Doula Cafe will be on Monday, November 13th from 10:00-11:30am at the Tokyu Plaza on the Meiji Dori/Omotesando crossing.

This will be about inductions – when or why they might be done and what you might expect.  Feel free to also bring any questions you have about doulas, your hospital, labour, childbirth in Japan and babies in general.

If you’d like to come, please let me know at the email address here 🙂

 

Doula Cafe

The next Doula Cafe will be on Tuesday, October 10th at the Tokyu Plaza Starbucks (6th floor) in Harajuku, from 10:30am-12pm🙂  The Tokyu Plaza is on the Meiji Dori/Omotesando crossing.

We’ll talk about ways to manage labour without an epidural (even for those planning an epidural, there will likely be a period of time where some of these ways might be useful).

If you’d like to join, send me a quick email here.

 

 

The next Doula Cafe

The next Doula Cafe will be on Tuesday, September 19th!  It will be a lunchtime meeting at the Tokyu Plaza Starbucks (6th floor) in Harajuku, from 12-1:30pm🙂  The Tokyu Plaza is on the Meiji Dori/Omotesando crossing.

This will be a free topic meeting where you can come with any questions you have about doulas, your hospital, labour, childbirth in Japan and babies.

If you’d like to join, send me a quick email

Breathing for Birth – New Classes

I’m really excited to announce my new Breathing for Birth classes that I’ll be holding twice a month at My Body My Pilates studio in Minami Azabu!  The first class will be on Wed, Sept 13th!

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:  10:30-11:30am

Place:  My Body My Pilates https://www.mybodymypilates.com/contact-studio-location/

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 skwilson88@hotmail.com

Schedule for the next few months:

September:  13th, 27th

October:  11th, 25th

November:  8th, 22nd

 

 

Back from hols and next Doula Cafe

My family and I got back from the UK a few days ago and I was greeted immediately by a labour!  It was a very very fast one (around 2 hours) and the mum seems to be doing really well!

The next Doula Cafe will be on Monday, September 4th!  It will be at the Tokyu Plaza Starbucks (6th floor) in Harajuku, from 10:00-11:30am🙂  The Tokyu Plaza is on the Meiji Dori/Omotesando crossing.

If you are curious about what a doula does and how one can support you through your pregnancy and labour (and beyond), please come along!  I’ll be sharing my own birth experiences and what I learned from each of them, as well as new things I learned from helping clients.

I’m currently fully booked for births for the whole of October (always a very busy month for babies!).  I have limited availability for November and December, and am able to take on just 1 last-minute client for early-mid September.   Please contact me as soon as possible if you’d like birth doula support!

If you’d like to come to the Doula Cafe, please email me.  My address is here

Doula Cafe

The next Doula cafe will be on Friday, July 7th!  It will be at the Tokyu Plaza Starbucks (6th floor) in Harajuku, from 12:30-1:30 – a lunchtime gathering 🙂  The Tokyu Plaza is on the Meiji Dori/Omotesando crossing.

We will talk about life after baby is born, and different support options available!

This will be the last Doula Cafe before September as I’ll be away after that for the summer.

If you’d like to come to the Doula Cafe, please email me.  My address is here

Looking forward to seeing those who come 🙂