Twin Pregnancy Third Trimester Update – Giving Birth During Covid 19, Birth Plan Changes, and Preterm Labor (Weeks 29-25)

As I am writing this I am 35 weeks and one day pregnant and I thought it was a good time to write this post as I don't have much time left! 37 weeks is considered full term for a twin pregnancy, and over 50% of twins are born at 36 weeks or before so [...]

Choosing a Maternity Caregiver in Japan

Congratulations! You're pregnant! But you' Japan. Now what? Bringing life into the world is intense enough, let alone doing it outside your home country. If you're anything like me, you turned to Google to help you find a caregiver and you probably got the same result as I did...Aiiku Clinic and Dr. Sakamoto! Although this [...]

Mom and Baby Friendly Hospitals, Maternity Clinics, and Birth Houses in the Tokyo Area

Caregivers in Japan can be quite conservative compared to other countries. When choosing a caregiver, it is important to do your research early in your pregnancy so you know their policies and what options are available to you (particularly surrounding pain relief) before it's too late to make a change. For more info about how [...]

Come With Me To My OB Appointment in Tokyo peed on the stick and it says you're what? I think for most women, their search starts with finding an obstetrician or midwife to look after them during pregnancy. In Japan, you have several options but definitely fewer than the US when it comes to caregivers. This is simply because of the language [...]