This birth story starts much differently than my last one. The effects of COVID-19 can be seen across that world, and Tokyo is no exception. In my third trimester update, I wrote about my feelings on giving birth alone, something I, nor many people I know, ever thought they would have to do. And yet [...]
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What I'm Packing In My Hospital Bag for Pregnancy #2 with Twins!
At 32 weeks pregnant with twins I am getting my hospital bag packed since we could end up going at any point in the next 5 weeks! My hospital gives you a list of things to bring but I am taking quite a bit more of that since it only covers the basics. Just a [...]
Why choose natural childbirth + my tips for once you have
i standon the sacrificesof a million women before methinkingwhat can I doto make this mountain tallerso the women after mecan see farther legacy - rupi kaur Natural childbirth, just like breastfeeding, was never something I imagined myself becoming so passionate about until I actually experienced it for myself. It seems that, at least in the [...]
Take a look inside Tokyo’s Aiiku Hospital!
When I first found out I was pregnant in Japan and going to be giving birth in Tokyo, it didn't take long for Aiiku Hospital to come up on my radar. For Tokyo moms wishing to give birth with an English speaking OB and at a hospital that guarantees access to an epidural, Aiiku is [...]
Packing My Hospital Bag in Japan // SUGGESTIONS VS REALITY
So it's official, with a little under 6 weeks to go...I am finally packing my hospital bag! So before I begin this post I just want to let you in on a little known secret about hospitals in Japan: you stay for a long time! I think the average length of stay in the US [...]