Are you expecting?

Tokyo Pregnancy group ( gives pregnant women and women trying to conceive a chance to meet other expecting and TTC mothers. The meetings provide an opportunity for members to learn about and discuss various issues related to conception, pregnancy, delivery and newborn parenting in Japan. For information about joining the group, please email [email protected]

Ann Tanaka, registered nurse offers fun prenatal birthing classes in English at Tokyo American Club. This Women’s Group workshop is designed to help couples develop their own choices and styles for labor and birth.  Call 03-3482-0728 for details.

Pregnant for the second (or more!) time?

TMG are hoping to hold a series of more regular get-togethers for mums who are expecting a second (third or fourth) child! These get-togethers are a great chance to meet with others in a similar situation and you'll also be able to bring your other children along with you, too!

If you are interested in helping coordinate some of these get-togethers, please email Stephanie at [email protected] 

Doulas in Tokyo

If you are looking for additional support during your pregnancy, labour and in the early days of having a newborn, a doula can be a great help. The following doulas are currently practicing in and around Tokyo.

Birth Doulas 

This is including birth preparation classes, labour support, breastfeeding support.

Stephanie Kawai -

Celia Huges -

Post-partem Doulas 

This is including breastfeeding support and help after baby is born and in the first few weeks of life

Candice Quist Potter

Classes for babies and beyond

For more information, including information on music and baby massage classes- check out our activities for kids page.

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