Mar 21, 2019

Next TPG Meeting on 28th March

Time & Date: 11am - 1pm on 28th March

Speaker: Mom in Balance (Tanja Kinnen and Julie Mangen)


Topic: Why exercise is good for moms to be

Location details have been sent to active members. Please contact tokyopregnancygroup@gmail.com for details.

Mar 7, 2019

Next TPG Meeting on 14th March

Time & Date: 11am - 1pm on 14th March

Speaker: Christine Provost


Topic: Infant Massage

Location details have been sent to active members. Please contact tokyopregnancygroup@gmail.com for details.

Feb 21, 2019

Next TPG Meeting on 28th February

Time & Date: 11am - 1pm on 28th February

Speaker: Kspace International School

Topics: An introduction to the parent & child classes and parent workshops at Kspace, as well as birth preparation tips.

Location details have been sent to active members. Please contact tokyopregnancygroup@gmail.com for details.

Feb 7, 2019

Next TPG Meeting on 14th February

Time & Date: 11am - 1pm on 14th February

Speaker: Taeko Karake (Kizunamail)

Topic: Kizunamail is an NPO supporting families and expectant mothers in Japan. They have launched an English newsletter “Maternity Kizunamail” for pregnant mothers from foreign countries to ease their anxiety of giving birth in Japan.

Valentine Special: Kay Akahane, a licensed massage therapist, will offer free five minute hand massages to all pregnant women attending the meeting.

Location details have been sent to active members. Please contact tokyopregnancygroup@gmail.com for details.

Jan 24, 2019

Next TPG Meeting on 31st January

Time & Date: 11am - 1pm on 31st January

Speaker: Stephanie Kawai & Bex Kelly

Topics: Stephanie will talk about Doula support, Tokyo Mothers Group and pregnancy/birth in Japan. Bex will explain how Yoga can help with your labour and beyond.

Location details have been sent to active members. Please contact tokyopregnancygroup@gmail.com for details.

Jan 13, 2019

Next TPG Meeting on 17th January

Time & Date: 11am - 1pm on 17th January

Speaker: Helen Zhang

Topics: How Pilates helps preparing for birth and recovering after birth

Location details have been sent to active members. Please contact tokyopregnancygroup@gmail.com for details.

Dec 16, 2018

Next TPG Meeting on 20th December

Time & Date: 11am - 1pm on 20th December

Speaker: Seminar by Familiar (popular clothing brand)

Topics: Baby Care

Location details have been sent to active members. Please contact tokyopregnancygroup@gmail.com for details.

Dec 2, 2018

Next TPG Meeting on 6th December

Time & Date: 11am - 1pm on 6th December

Speaker: Carmela Fleury

Topics:
How to raise a healthy, happy mama and Yin Yoga.

Location details have been sent to active members. Please contact tokyopregnancygroup@gmail.com for details.

Nov 18, 2018

Next TPG Meeting on 22nd November

Time & Date: 11am - 1pm on 22nd November

Speaker: Helen Zhang

Topics:
How Pilates help to prepare for birth and recovery after the birth.

Location details have been sent to active members. Please contact tokyopregnancygroup@gmail.com for details.

Nov 16, 2018

Resource: Mom and Baby Friendly Hospitals, Maternity Clinics, and Birth Houses in the Tokyo Area

One of our TPG admin, Jocelyn Saito, has created a list compiling various recommended hospitals, maternity clinics, and birth houses in the Tokyo area! 

All of these caregivers come recommended from fellow mothers in the Tokyo community and promote policies such as:

  • supporting skin to skin directly after birth if there are no complications
  • allowing for alternative birthing positions/options such as a water birth, birthing off the table or in a position other than your back
  • allowing for a birth partner in the room with you during labor and delivery
  • allowing your partner and baby to room in with you during your stay (or at least baby)
  • promoting breastfeeding directly after birth and provides consultations in the following recovery days
And possibly:


  • access to pain relief, such as an epidural 
  • English support (although not required for this list)