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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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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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

May 6, 2021

Next TPG Meeting 05/13

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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, May 13th, 11am-12pm

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

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us.

Apr 22, 2021

Next TPG Meeting 04/29

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Speaker:
Anika Riedl - Certified Babywearing Instructor

Topic:
An introduction to babywearing.

Details:
- Why / when is carrying a child useful
- Why is carrying good for the child
- Babywearing safety
- Introduction to babywearing options
- Short explanation on front outward facing carrying
- Q&A

Date & Time:
Thursday, April 29th, 11am-12pm

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

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us.

Apr 8, 2021

Next TPG Meeting 04/15

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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, then for those who attend at the studio follow up with a 30 minutes trial class on the machines.

Date & Time:
Thursday, April 15th, 11am-12pm

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

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us.

Mar 25, 2021

Next TPG Meeting 04/01

Hello everyone, Please find the next TPG meeting details below. Speaker: Iona Macnab Topic: Breastfeeding Details: Iona is an IBCLC, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, and has supported mothers and babies on their breastfeeding journeys for over 20 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 health professionals. If anyone has any specific questions about breastfeeding that you would like addressed in the meeting, please let us know. Date & Time: Thursday, April 01, 11am-12pm Location: Location details have been sent to active members. Please contact tokyopregnancygroup@gmail.com for details. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us.

Mar 11, 2021

Next TPG Meeting 03/18

Hello everyone, Please find the next TPG meeting details below. Speaker: Célia Hughes Topic: Baby Massage Details: Célia is a French midwife, IBCLC, a Leche League Leader and a mother of two that has lived in Tokyo for ten years. As Doula and lactation consultant she offers private birthing classes, birth and post-partum support, lactation consultation and baby massage classes. She is a co-founder of Ippo Ippo and co-organizer of our beloved LLL meetings. Next week she is going to speak about baby massage with a focus on how to start right after birth. For more information check out her website: https://sagefemmetokyo.wixsite.com/website/baby-massage Or to those who are fluent in French: https://ippoippocontact.wixsite.com/ippoippo Date & Time: Thursday, March 04, 11am-12pm Location: Location details have been sent to active members. Please contact tokyopregnancygroup@gmail.com for details. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us.

Feb 26, 2021

TPG Meeting 03/04

Hello everyone, Please find the next TPG meeting details below. Speaker: Brett Iimura Topic: Recent research & how it impacts giving birth in Japan, Q&A Details: Brett Iimura is a childbirth educator currently based in the US Date & Time: Thursday, March 04, 11am-12pm Location: Location details have been sent to active members. Please contact tokyopregnancygroup@gmail.com for details. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us.

Feb 12, 2021

Next TPG Meeting 02/18

Hello everyone, Please find the next TPG meeting details below. Speaker: Stephanie Kawai Topic: Giving Birth in Corona times - Making labour easier for yourself, tips and advice 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, February 18, 11am-12pm Location: Location details have been sent to active members. Please contact tokyopregnancygroup@gmail.com for details. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us.

Jan 28, 2021

Next TPG Meeting 02/04

Hello everyone, Please find the next TPG meeting details below. Speaker: Julie Mangen Topic: Fitness during pregnancy and in the post-partum period Details: At Mom in Balance Tokyo we offer outdoor workouts for all moms (to be), and our trainers are specialized in pregnancy and postpartum exercises! The speaker of today will be MIB Owner Julie Mangen, who is also a physiotherapist, and mom of three boys (the youngest being now 4 months old, so she was an active TPG Member not long ago..!). We're looking forward to seeing you online! Date & Time: Thursday, February 04, 11am-12pm Location: Location details have been sent to active members. Please contact tokyopregnancygroup@gmail.com for details. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us.

Jan 15, 2021

Next TPG Meeting 01/21 (online)

Hello everyone, Please find the next TPG meeting details below. Speaker: Misa Christina Ikeda Topic: Lullabies: Singing From The Heart Details: Misa is a sound healer with a background in integrative health, who teaches mothers the art of nurturing through lullabies, especially for modern mothers who have been raised in an age where it's common to hold negative beliefs about their own voices and singing abilities. Date & Time: Thursday, January 021, 11am-12pm Location: Location details have been sent to active members. Please contact tokyopregnancygroup@gmail.com for details. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us.

Jan 4, 2021

Next TPG Meeting 01/07

Hello everyone, Please find the next TPG meeting details below. Speaker: Katie Hurd Topic: Stress Management Details: Katie is a mum of 1 and a business & life coach. She will perform a vision exercise for tapping into one's future self to reduce stress about pregnancy and being a mum. Date & Time: Thursday, January 07, 11am-12pm Location: Location details have been sent to active members. Please contact tokyopregnancygroup@gmail.com for details. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us.