Dec 1, 2021

Next TPG Meeting 12/9

Hello Everyone,

Please find the next TPG Meeting details below. This meeting will be held online.

Speaker:
Victoria Lindsay, MS, RD, is a registered dietitian nutritionist and mother of 1. Victoria completed her graduate degree and clinical dietetics training in the US where she is from, and since then has worked in a wide range of clinical and professional settings - from hospitals and clinics to research and academia. She now owns and operates a private nutrition therapy practice here in Tokyo.

Topic:
Nutrition for Common Pregnancy Complaints

Date & Time:
Thursday, December 9th, 11am-12pm

Location:
Online meeting via Zoom

If you would like to RSVP or have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us.
tokyopregnancygroup@gmail.com

Nov 18, 2021

Next TPG Meeting 11/25

Hello Everyone,

Please find the next TPG Meeting details below. This meeting will be held online.

Speaker:
Célia Hughes is originally from France. She has lived in Tokyo since 2011 and is a certified midwife/lactation consultant. She is also the co-founder of the French network group Ippo Ippo for parents or parents-to-be. She is working in French and English as a Doula/midwife/lactation consultant providing pregnancy and birth support. She can visit you at home for birth preparation, postpartum and lactation visits. She is also doing baby massage classes and helps women recover their pelvic floor health at her home. You can find all the information about Célia on her website : https://sagefemmetokyo.wixsite.com/website

Topic:
The Pelvic Floor
Details:
Célia will give important insights about the recovery of the pelvic floor, why it is so important and how to prepare your perineum for birth.

Date & Time:
Thursday, November 25th, 11am-12pm

Location:
online meeting via Zoom

If you would like to RSVP or have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us.
tokyopregnancygroup@gmail.com

Nov 4, 2021

Next TPG Meeting 11/11

Hello Everyone,

Please find the next TPG Meeting details below. This meeting will be held online.

Topic:
A workshop with Urban Heroes on, "How to stay active (or start!) when pregnant.” Please join us for a fun and inspiring workshop! Having a hard time getting yourself into good habits of being active? Don’t feel like you have the time or energy? Not sure if working out is safe for you when pregnant? We can help and hope to inspire you!

Speaker:
Anna is a fitness and nutrition coach with a passion to help people transition to a healthy lifestyle. Background: Certified Personal Trainer ACE; Les Mills Group Fitness Instructor; Mom in Balance Fitness Instructor and Nutrition Coach (PN). Mom of 2 children.

About Urban Heroes:
Think of URBAN HEROES as an outdoor gym, where you meet like-minded people that share the love of fresh air and passion for fitness. We know each other’s names and we push each other to reach results together. Fitness is at its best when it’s fun and a strong community is what we thrive for. Beside a broad spectrum of workouts, we also specialize in pre- and postnatal fitness, making sure Tokyo moms and moms-to-be-stay healthy and happy.

Date & Time:
Thursday, November 11th, 11am-12pm

Location:
online meeting via Zoom

If you would like to RSVP or have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us.
tokyopregnancygroup@gmail.com

Oct 21, 2021

Next TPG Meeting 10/28

Hello Everyone,

Please find the next TPG Meeting details below. This meeting will be held online.

Speaker:
Iona Macnab is an IBCLC, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, and has been supporting mothers and babies on their breastfeeding journeys for 25 years, in person and virtually, in Japan and Australia, and also globally. She serves on the Board of the International Lactation Consultant Association and also runs a breastfeeding education platform for global health professionals, which provides education in 3 languages.

Topic:
10 tips for getting breastfeeding started well

Details:
If you have any specific questions about breastfeeding that you would like addressed in the meeting, please include your question when you RSVP.

Date & Time:
Thursday, October 28th, 11am-12pm

Location:
online meeting via Zoom

If you would like to RSVP or have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us.
tokyopregnancygroup@gmail.com

Oct 6, 2021

Next TPG Meeting 10/14

Hello Everyone,

Please find the next TPG Meeting details below. This meeting will be held in person.

Speaker:
Meeting Helen Zhang- founder of My Body My Pilates

Topic:
How Pilates helps to prepare for birth and recovery after birth.

Details:
First, we will start with a Q&A in the studio, then follow up with a 30 minute trial class. Participants need to wear socks and comfortable clothes.

Date & Time:
Thursday, October 14th, 11am-12pm

Location:
My Body My Pilates Studio Majes Motoazabu Gardens Block C 1F Motoazabu 3-5-11 Minato-ku, Tokyo

If you would like to RSVP or have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us.
tokyopregnancygroup@gmail.com

Sep 22, 2021

Next TPG Meeting 9/30

Hello Everyone,

Please find the next TPG Meeting details below.

Speaker:
Stephanie Kawai is TPG coordinator, TMG director, and mother of 3 boys. She runs Tokyo Doula Support - guiding couples through pregnancy, labour and post-partum in Japan. She is also a breastfeeding counsellor and LLL leader in Tokyo.

Topic:
Tokyo Doula Support

Details:
Navigating the post-partum period, pregnancy and birth Q & A

Date & Time:
Thursday, Sept. 30th, 4pm-5pm

Location:
online meeting via Zoom. Details have been sent to active members and link will be send to those who RSVP.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us.
tokyopregnancygroup@gmail.com

Sep 9, 2021

Next TPG Meeting 09/16

Hello Everyone,

Please find the next TPG Meeting details below.

Speaker:
Kate Kamoshita is a mom of two boys, a Tokyo resident, and living with PMDD.

Topic:
Kate will talk about PPD (Postpartum Depression) and how PPD can turn into PMDD (Premenstrual dysphoric disorder).

Details:
Premenstrual dysphoric disorder is a severe reaction to the normal hormonal fluctuations of one's monthly cycle. PMDD can cause depression, pain, irritability, headaches, mood swings, trouble managing emotions/anger, insomnia, bloating, self-loathing, and can lead to self-harm. It is estimated that 1 in 20 menstruators live with PMDD and it can begin at any point (i.e starting with your first cycle or after pregnancy etc). There is no cure for PMDD.

Date & Time:
Thursday, Sept. 16th, 11am-12pm

Location:
online meeting via Zoom. Details have been sent to active members and link will be send to those who RSVP.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us.
tokyopregnancygroup@gmail.com

Aug 26, 2021

Next TPG Meeting 09/02

Hello Everyone,

Please find the next TPG Meeting details below.

Speaker:
Brett Iimura is a childbirth educator currently based in the US

Topic:
The topic will reflect where the majority of women, who will be attending, are in their pregnancy.

Details:
Brett has a vast knowledge and can talk about nearly any pregnancy/birth/breastfeeding/infancy topic, including Japanese models of care, choosing a provider, dealing with Japan-based advice etc.

Date & Time:
Thursday, Sep 2nd, 11am-12pm

Location:
online meeting via Zoom. Details have been sent to active members and link will be send to those who RSVP.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us.
tokyopregnancygroup@gmail.com

Aug 12, 2021

Next TPG Meeting 08/19

Hello Everyone,

Please find the next TPG Meeting details below.

Speaker:
Misa Christina - sound healer and lullaby instructor

Topic:
Loving Lullabies: When you feel shy about your singing voice

Details:
- Sharing our feelings and experiences about singing
- Why your singing voice is beautiful and well-suited for your baby
- Why singing lullabies is perfect for you

Date & Time:
Thursday, Aug 19th, 11am-12pm

Location:
online meeting via Zoom. Details have been sent to active members and link will be send to those who RSVP.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us.
tokyopregnancygroup@gmail.com

Jul 29, 2021

Next TPG Meeting 08/05

Hello Everyone,

Please find the next TPG Meeting details below.

Speaker:
Sarah Bilodeau, Sarah is a mum of 1

Topic:
Introducing Tokyo Counselling Services

Details:
In addition to speaking about Tokyo Counseling Services there will be a discussion on the role of relaxation in pregnancy and birth. Further an experiential workshop using Drama Therapy to help participants tap into their calm body-mind will be held.

Date & Time:
Thursday, Aug 5th, 11am-12pm

Location:
online meeting via Zoom. Details have been sent to active members and link will be send to those who RSVP.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us.
tokyopregnancygroup@gmail.com