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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Jul 16, 2021

Next TPG Meeting 07/22

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Please find the next TPG Meeting details below.

Speaker:
Katie Hurd, life & transition coach, mum of 1

Topic:
Resilience

Date & Time:
Thursday, July 22nd, 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 1, 2021

Next TPG Meeting 07/08

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Please find the next TPG meeting details below.

Speaker:
Helen Zhang - founder of My Body My Pilates

Topic:
How Pilates helps preparing for birth and recovering after birth.

Details:
First, we will start with Q&A in the studio and via Zoom, then for those who attend at the studio follow up with a trial class.

Date & Time:
Thursday, July 8th, 11am-12pm, trial class in the studio 12pm-1pm

Location:
online meeting via Zoom and link will be sent to those who RSVP. Location details of the studio have been sent to active members.

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

Jun 17, 2021

Next TPG Meeting 06/24

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Please find the next TPG meeting details below.

Speaker:
Taiken Jo, Director of ACURA Acupuncture Clinic

Topic:
Acupuncture for pregnancy and delivery

Date & Time:
Thursday, June 24th, 12:00am-13:00pm
(Please note this meeting will start 1 hour later than usual)

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

Jun 3, 2021

Next TPG Meeting 06/10

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Please find the next TPG meeting details below.

Speaker:
Stephanie Kawai

Topic:
Hospital policies, Childbirth fear & maintaining a positive mindset, and the Forth Trimester

Details:
Stephanie 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.

Date & Time:
Thursday, June 10th, 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

May 20, 2021

Next TPG Meeting 05/27

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Please find the next TPG meeting details below.

Speaker:
Ludovica Molinari Momoi

Topic:
Setting up the environment for a baby

Details:
Ludovica is a Montessori teacher with 10+ years of experience in the classroom, and a mother of 2. She will talk about preparing the environment for a new baby, and supporting his/her natural development in a nurturing and respectful way.

Date & Time:
Thursday, May 27th, 11am-12pm

Location:
on Zoom. Details have been sent to active members and link will be sent to those who RSVP.

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