Nov 13, 2019

Next TPG Meeting on 21st November

Time : 11am-1pm on 21st November
Speaker: Natasha Veresova, a life coach and a mother of two boys, currently working with women, mostly young mothers, to help them find balance, mindfulness and joy in their new role, focusing on their own goals, well-being and achievements.
Topic: The importance of self-care for moms during the first year after the birth of a child. We will discuss why this first year -while the most memorable- could turn out to be a challenging and trying year for the parents as well as their relationships.
Location details have been sent to active members. Please contact tokyopregnancygroup@gmail.com for details.

Oct 30, 2019

Next TPG Meeting on 7th November

Time : 11am-1pm on 7th November
Speaker: Yoko Onishi, Acupuncturist at Maverick Acupuncture Clinic
Topic: Yoko will discuss how acupuncture can help pre-mama during pregnancy and the types of devices used in acupuncture.
Location details have been sent to active members. Please contact tokyopregnancygroup@gmail.com for details.

Oct 15, 2019

Next TPG Meeting on 24th October

Time & Date: 11am-1pm on 24th October

Speaker: Stephanie Kawai

Topic: Stephanie is a Tokyo Pregnancy Group coordinator, Tokyo Mothers Group director and mother of 3 boys. She has been a birth doula in Tokyo since 2014. She will discuss doula support including breathing positions and massage for labor, information on Tokyo Mothers Group, and answer general pregnancy and birth in Japan related questions
Location details have been sent to active members. Please contact tokyopregnancygroup@gmail.com for details.

Oct 2, 2019

Next TPG Meeting on 10th October

Time & Date: 11am-1pm on 10th October
Speaker: Brett Iimura, ICCE, CEC Director
Topic: Brett is an international certified childbirth educator and director of Childbirth Education Center. She will discuss selecting a caregiver in Japan, pregnancy and birth planning and baby health. There will be Q&A, so come with your questions ready!  
Location details have been sent to active members. Please contact tokyopregnancygroup@gmail.com for details.

Sep 16, 2019

Next TPG Meeting on 26th September

Time & Date: 11am-1pm on 26th September 
Speakers: Tanja Kinnen and Julie Mangen of Mom in Balance
Topic: Come learn all about Mom in Balance! Specifically, we will discuss the benefits of sports during pregnancy (the do's and don'ts), awareness of pelvic floor and learn more about what kind of exercises to expect with Mom in Balance.
Location details have been sent to active members. Please contact tokyopregnancygroup@gmail.com for details.

Sep 5, 2019

Next TPG Meeting on 12th September

Time & Date: 11am - 1pm on 12th September

Speaker: Helen Zhang

Topic: 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.

Aug 23, 2019

Next TPG Meeting on 29th August

Time & Date: 11am - 1pm on 29th August

Speaker: Natacha Lambert - Hike it Baby Tokyo

Topic: Hike it Baby is a non-profit organization dedicated to building communities that support getting outside with children from birth to school age. We host a variety of events from trail hikes to urban strolls; toddler crawls to park and plays

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

Aug 9, 2019

Next TPG Meeting on 15th August

Time & Date: 11am - 1pm on 15th August

Speaker: Iona MacNab

Topic: Breastfeeding

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

Jul 25, 2019

Next TPG Meeting on 1st August

Time & Date: 11am - 1pm on 1st August

Speakers: Kay Akahane (ESSENCE K) and Alina Chepolinko Tsoy (Chepolinko Portrait Studio)

Topics: Benefits of Prenatal and Postpartum Massage Therapy and Body Work (Kay Akahane), Birth without fear (Alina Chepolinko)

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

Jul 11, 2019

Next TPG Meeting on 18th July

Time & Date: 11am - 1pm on 18th July

Speaker: Chiaki Koda (Meadow Acupuncture & Aromatherapy)

Topic: Recovery after giving birth, acupuncture and aromatherapy for inducing labor, turning breech baby and well-being during pregnancy

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

Jun 27, 2019

Next TPG Meeting on 4th July

Time & Date: 11am - 1pm on 4th July

Speaker: Helen Zhang

Topic: 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.

Jun 14, 2019

Next TPG Meeting on 20th June

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

Speakers: Stephanie Kawai (Birth doula) and Maike Erdmann (Mother)

Topics: Stephanie will introduce relaxation techniques for pregnancy and labour. Maike will talk about her birth and postpartum experience.

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

May 30, 2019

Next TPG Meeting on 6th June

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

Speaker: Kosuke Takahashi (Chiropractor)

Topic: How Chiropractic care can help in pregnancy

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

May 16, 2019

Next TPG Meeting on 23rd May

Time & Date: 11am - 1pm on 23rd May

Speaker: Brett Iimura (International Certified Childbirth Educator)

Topic: Selecting a care giver in Japan, pregnancy and birth planning, baby health

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

May 4, 2019

Next TPG Meeting on 9th May

Time & Date: 11am - 1pm on 9th May

Speaker: Iona MacNab (IBCLC certified lactation consultant)

Topic: Breastfeeding

Mother’s Day Special: Kay Akahane, a licensed massage therapist, will offer free hand massages.

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

Apr 18, 2019

Next TPG Meeting on 25th April

Time & Date: 11am - 1pm on 25th April

Speakers: Candice Quist Potter & Stephanie Kawai

Topic: Post-partum doula support - All about the post-partum period, what a post-partum doula is and what support is available

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

Apr 4, 2019

Next TPG Meeting on 11th April

Time & Date: 11am - 1pm on 11th April

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.

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.